Coal Science Research Institute needed to develop a new mining machine and they needed CAD software that could meet the challenge. By implementing IRONCAD, they were able to develop an award-winning mining machine, the EBJ-120TP, in very little time. At present, most of the mining machines used in China are quite old. Many were designed in… Read more

CAD Innovations

With this year marking IronCAD’s twentieth anniversary, we thought we’d take a closer look at the 3D design platform’s signature CAD innovations throughout the years. As a company that’s been devoted to making today’s collaborative design process faster and more seamless since we started in 1998, there are some fundamental aspects to IronCAD that it’s… Read more

Twenty years ago, IronCAD made its debut at the National Design Engineering Show and Conference (NDES) in Chicago, stunning audiences with its speed and the introduction of an entirely new design methodology. “IronCAD is the talk of the show,” said David Weisberg, publisher of Engineering Automation Report, at the time. “It’s all I’m hearing about.”… Read more

Baltic Yachts using IronCAD

Finnish Baltic Yachts was founded in 1973 on a radical philosophy: to create boats that incorporated the very latest thinking in yacht design and new technology. In short, they design and build boats that are faster, stronger, and lighter. They utilize high-tech materials and are constantly pioneering new construction techniques. Combining the latest carbon fiber… Read more

Unified CAD Assembly Design Environment

Many designers working on large assemblies sometimes encounter strong disconnects between how they’d ideally like to handle their CAD assembly file and how their chosen CAD platform encourages them — or even forces them — to work. With traditional CAD design systems, which construct assemblies out of separate part files, it’s nearly impossible to make… Read more

SmartTribes CAD Design in IronCAD

How a Small Business Thrives with a CAD Solution That Manages Everything from Concept to Production With more than 20 years of design and manufacturing expertise, Silicon Valley–based SmartTribes provides services from proof-of-concept, prototype, and production ID designs to prototyping and manufacturing in Asia (soup to nuts). Most of SmartTribes’s clients come from the consumer electronics,… Read more

Checkpoint Levels Designed in IronCAD

With a combined work experience of almost 200 years, Checkpoint has done just about all there is on a job site: erecting steel racks, TIG welding warehouse equipment, general construction, carpentry, drywall work, electrical installation, plumbing, machining and mechanical assembly, carpet installation, painting, demolition, cabinetry and fixtures. Somewhere along the way, Checkpoint was inspired to… Read more

Broddson Machine Design

For countries like Egypt, sand is a serious issue. Much of the sand ends up on the roads, which can lead to hazardous driving conditions. How can this and other debris be effectively taken care of, swept up, and placed on a truck? That’s where Broddson comes into play! Broddson AB in Motala, Sweden, is… Read more

IronCAD Gold

“To sum up my experience of IronCAD, it exceeded my expectations and left me wanting more.” –Phil Foley, Contributor to Design World IronCAD is an MCAD product that is unique in its intuitive design philosophy incorporating drag-and-drop functionality, push-and-pull shape modification, and a non-restrictive history-based design process. New users find IronCAD a bit strange at… Read more

3D CAD software for small business

For over 25 years, U.S.-based van Geldern Machine Company, Inc. has been providing mechanical engineering and design services, specifically custom machinery and tooling design, to a variety of industries. At its inception, like the majority of design companies at that time, the CAD softwares of choice were 2D. Van Geldern soon began to look into… Read more