Expander is a Rhinoceros 3 Plug-In to
expand surfaces for production of many types of industrial goods
such as ship hulls, shoes, upholstery, clothing, airplanes, and
Expander's technology has been developed from ShipCAM's
plate expansion routine, which has proven its power and reliability
in succesfully expanding thousands of ship plates over the past
12 years worldwide!Expander
is capable of expanding even the most complex compound-curvature
as well as developable surfaces; trimmed and untrimmed.
the key step in the solution to the question : "Now that I
have designed a 3D model, how do I make it?"
Is it the conversion of a 3D surface into a 2D shape as required
for the production of many industrial items made from flat material
such as sheet metal, fabric, leather, or
re-enforced fibers. There are two distinct types of surfaces - developable,
which can be expanded without stretching the material, and compound
curvature surfaces, which require stretching within limits allowable
to material and the forming process that is used.
- Not limited to the Marine Industry
Expander will be a very helpful tool at a very reasonable
price for designers and producers of any kind of 3D surface goods
that will be produced from any kind of flat raw material, such as
sheet metal, leather, fabric, re-enforced fibers and more.
does Expander work?
intuitive user interface makes surface expansion simple even for
an inexperience user.
Please email/fax the Support
Form to +33-4-9291 1338.
Help is also available at:
Rhino Plug-In Support Newsgroup—24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Rhino Plug-In Support Web Newsgroup—the same as above in case
you can't access Newsgroups.
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Pricing & Policies are subject to change without notice.