Solidworks Modeling Contractor, a 3D MODELING SERVICE

The core service at Blue-Reed is as a SolidWorks Modeling Contractor providing a 3d modeling service as a sub-contractor or as part of the development of a product.

Blue-Reed, LLC uses the latest version of SolidWorks 3D Solid Modeling software for engineering and the solid modeling process in creating 3D models. These 3D  models can be used to create tool path to machine a mold for any molding process. In rotational molding, blow molding, thermoforming or whatever molding process is used or called for, 3D solid modeling is crucial to get from the start of your idea to the first iteration and successive iterations to the tooling process.

Even before that stage, 3D solid modeling is necessary so that the structural integrity of the part or assembly can be checked and verified with FEA (Finite Element Analysis) or a 3D print of the part(s)


How this whole process works, if you’re not familiar with it, is you get the idea and maybe make a sketch on a napkin.  Just scan the sketch, email it and I quote it. Then, just accept the quote because it’s a reasonable price and you like the sound of Blue-Reed because it sounds like Lou Reed, but of course it’s not Lou Reed because he wrote music. He didn’t have the software to do 3D solid modeling as a solidworks modeling contractor. At least if he did, he didn’t tell me. I digress. Anyway, the price is right and we go to work doing our 3d solid modeling thing. Along the way, I’ll send you eDrawings. These are files that allow you to see what the 3D solid modeling software is creating. These files will let you spin the part or assembly around in space so you can see every detail of it. I will send these files to any molder or mold maker that you might have chosen along the way so they can get give their input if necessary.

We can also use the 3D solid modeling software files to send to 3D printers if you want to make a 3D print of your part or assembly. These can be full scale, half scale or any scale you want. If the part is really large or really small, the scale can be manipulated to whatever is needed to get the size of model you desire. After you have approved the model, the file or files will be sent to the proper contacts whether they are a model maker or a tool builder. The 3D solid modeling software also allows us to easily create 2D technical drawings that can be used for documentation and/or be used for inspection to be sure the part that is created is exactly what is wanted. Keep in mind, it doesn’t happen at the click of a button. I still have to manipulate some things and put the views on the screen that are necessary, so give me a few so I can give you what you need. Remember, now is the time to make changes and make sure you have what you want. You don’t want to do it after they start cutting metal or wood. It gets much more expensive to change things after the 3D solid modeling process is over and the chips have started to fly!

Greg Stout is a plastic product designer and freelancer with over twenty-five years experience in plastic product designing and over fourteen years experience in the rotational molding process. He is the head of Blue-Reed LLC, a plastic product design agency located in Stow, Ohio and offers a variety of services with a vast network of makers, molders and manufacturers.

Blue-Reed can assist you with all stages of product development and design. If your plastic product is in the beginning or concept stage or if it requires modifications to fit this process, they will work closely with your rotational molder to ensure that your product is launched successfully. They also provide a 3d solid model from which a mold can be made and have advanced SolidWorks modeling skills. The business also specializes in designing hollow plastic products for the processes of rotational molding, blow molding and thermoforming. Stout and Blue-Reed can provide innovative and creative product design, but they can also can coordinate with the rotomolder and mold maker to reduce part and tooling costs for the client. On top of all that, the people at Blue-Reed, LLC can locate the right supplier of a roto mold manufacturer or get more information on rotational molding design and rotational molding for a client. Come check out their portfolio of amazing plastic works and designs or check into learning more about Blue-Reed’s services and what  Greg Stout and his company can do for you.


Rotational Molding Companies
Plastic product designers don’t come more highly recommended than Greg Stout and his company, Blue Reed LLC. When doing rotational molding, it has its own set of rules and guidelines to ensure that the product is expertly crafted to fit a specific design. This not only takes experience with the rotational molding process but also with materials, tooling, material flow and plastics engineering to successfully design rotomolded products. This is a small industry compared to blow or injection molding so specialists experienced in rotomolding design are limited to one or two individuals across the United States. That’s why Greg Stout is such a sought after business man. He has skills that very few have and they are incredibly valuable.Stout has been in the rotational molding process for over 25 years. His goal at Blue Reed is to offer durable and expertly crafted materials at low part and tooling costs. Whatever you are looking for, be it rotomolders, roto mold makers and machinery, Blue Reed has a vast network of manufacturers and businesses to contact and they will sit down with you and go over any questions or designs you have as well. Stout also uses Finite Element Analysis and a computer program to make sure Blue Reed and your design’s are utilized to their best possible abilities. Stop by and see what they can do for you. As far as plastic product designers go, you’re in the best of hands with Greg Stout.


By Published On: June 24, 2020Categories: 3D Modeling

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