Structural Engineering Drafting Services

Structural Engineering Drafting Services

Dantu Drafting: Professional Drafting Services for Structural Engineering

 
Dantu Drafting was a company formed after identifying a gap in the market. Indeed, we saw a high demand for independent, professional drafting services. What’s more, there was a recognised need for construction and engineering drafting.
 
We took it upon ourselves to fill that gap in the market. In doing so, we brought with us a sense of dedication and professionalism that has left our mark. We offer high quality 3D modelling for structural engineering projects. To do so we use only the latest in CAD software (Computer Assisted Design).
 

Quality Construction and Engineering Drafting Services

 
Our founder, Clinton Dantu, received help from George Dantu in forming the company. In doing so, we ensured our company’s success in providing professional drafting services.
 
Before our formation, we worked for years with construction and engineering drafting. This, aside from our experience with cutting-edge CAD software. Our specialisation is with materials handling, process plants, and heap leach layouts.
 

A Track Record of Excellence

 
We have constantly improved and expanded our structural engineering drafting services over time. This time has taught us to reach manage and undertake the entire drafting process.
 
In this regard, we hold a competitive edge over our peers. We are thus able to handle drafting from creating layouts to the fabrication process. Also, this has the added benefit of speeding up the project’s completion time.
 

Our 3D Modelling Capabilities and Cutting-Edge CAD Software

 
We are also able to further benefit our clients through the use of advanced CAD Software. Called “Advance Steel”, this software can handle detailed layouts and enhanced 3D modelling.
 
We provide unmatched quality of service. This is thanks to our years of experience in providing professional drafting services. As such, our clients accept no alternative to Dantu Drafting.
 
We are able to meet exact requirements through our construction and engineering drafting. Alongside this, we pay attention to everything in the structural engineering design. Whether it be big picture ideas or the little details.
 

Your Preferred Service Provider

 
With this in mind, it’s clear that Dantu Drafting are the company of choice for all your drafting needs. Our focus is towards the customer, and ensuring their satisfaction with our service.
 

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Mechanical Screening Equipment

Mechanical Screening Equipment

Mining Design: Mechanical Screening Equipment

 
There is a lot of mining equipment needed on-site at any one time. This ensures that operations are running a the greatest possible efficiency. Effective mining design is also necessary for this equipment. This ensures that this equipment is able to reliably meet production demands.
 
Mechanical screening is the structure and equipment needed in the processing of ore. Within mining engineering, this involves processing ore and separating it into different “grades”. Where the grades are the size of the particles themselves. A mechanical designer’s job is ensuring the effectiveness and reliability of such a system.
 

Considerations of the Mechanical Designer

 
Sizing a screen and the mining equipment requires careful consideration. Included are the processed material and various characteristics of the machine itself. All these factors will affect each other in some way. In turn, this affects other characteristics of the final product.
 
As a result, the mining design of a screening structure can become complicated. Far more so than fabricating a simple feed belt and creating two piles. The design of the entire system is generally one of the least expensive phases. But, it also affects the system’s productivity, and thus its profitability.
 

Mechanical Screening in Mechanical Engineering?

 
Screening serves several purposes. The ultimate goal is to produce a finished product with consistent characteristics. This achieved by ensuring the product has the desired particle distribution needed. Mechanical screening is also useful in splitting a feed stream to separate lines.
 
In mining engineering, screening also allows for the removal of “fines”. Fines are tiny rock or mineral particles that are 2 to 8mm thick. Unfortunately, processing these isn’t achievable in the same manner as larger particles. As mentioned, screening has a considerable effect on the end product quality.
 

Screening Process in Mining Engineering

 
There are several components that constitute a screening system. The mechanical designer must take these into account before generating a design draft.
 
  • Feed rate consideration is important. A consistent feed of ore is crucial towards an operational and efficient screen. If this isn’t designed properly, the result could mean many problems for the mining screen. An irregular feed could result in an over-abundance of over-sized material. This also applies if the system is running at small or large capacity.
  • The bed depth is another consideration for the mining design of the screen. The depth of the material on the screen needs to be able to arrange ore material as needed. In turn, the bed depth also affects this.
  • A fundamental component of the mechanical screening system are the openings. The various sizes of screen mesh used allow for more precise sorting of material by size.
 

Dantu Drafting, Designers of Effective and Efficient Screen Structures

 
Dantu Drafting are leaders in the mining drafting industry. This is thanks to our mining engineering design experience and dedication to meeting our clients’ needs.
Technical Drawing Benefits

Technical Drawing Benefits

Key Benefits of Technical Drawing

 
In simple terms, technical drawing is an illustrated language. It serves as an easy-to-understand and measurable description of a 3D object on a 2D plain. Through standardised design methods, conversion from draft to the final product is simpler. This applies to several disciplines, including mechanical drafting and civil drawing.
 
In this way, construction and engineering drafting serve a fundamental purpose. Most often, engineers and architects use it to create almost every manufactured product.
 
Yet, professionals such as product and construction designers use technical drawing daily.
 

Benefits of Mechanical Drafting, Civil Drawing, and Others

 
The purpose of construction and engineering drafting is to present systems in a measurable form.
 
Proper designs are critical to the development of the final product. Indeed, they are crucial from the initial production stages and onwards.
 
Often, creating an idea for any product is insufficient to provide a proper idea of its function. This, in turn, reduces the growth of interest in that product. Thus, engineering drawings are useful in conveying that idea in a practical manner. This is especially true for those completed in Computer Aided Design software,
 

Manual Drafting and CAD Software

 
There are two distinct methods for generating a technical drawing. These are manual drafts designed by hand and or with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.
 
Each method has their own advantages. Yet, CAD is the most popular method for mechanical drafting or creating a civil drawing. Outlined below are the benefits of both drafting methods.
 

Manual Drafting

 
Manual Drafting offers the potential to create “original” construction and engineering drafting designs. They are hand-made, and bring style and expression to drawings typical of a draftsman.
 
Drafting equipment is usually far more affordable compared to CAD software. Manual drafting also doesn’t need extra studies outside of your tertiary qualification.
 
In contrast, CAD software usually requires an added specialised training course. A drafter can put pencil to paper to create a technical drawing.
 
Manual drafting does not entail a yearly subscription to pricey software packages. With CAD systems, updates to software are common. As well, those updates often need extra training for more complex mechanical drafting.
 
Support equipment and technology is unnecessary in manual drafting. CAD systems usually need computing equipment and cooling solutions. This says nothing of the associated staff to maintain such equipment. These incur very high costs, especially for more complex or demanding tasks.
 

CAD Drafting

 
CAD software offers much higher quality in the design of a civil drawing or otherwise. CAD software eliminates much of the “human error” in drafting. This means that software is capable of producing drafts to a much higher degree of accuracy.
 
CAD systems are capable of producing in depth, interactive 3D models. As a result, any party viewing the model is able to scrutinise many aspects of it in detail from a single file. This is often a time-consuming process with manual drafting.
 
CAD also allows for the creation of templates that are accessible and used with ease. In construction and engineering drafting, a template provides a technical basis that designers can use. Servers and networks also allow the sending and receiving of templates and drafts.
 
Modifications and the editing of digital blueprints are much easier with CAD software. Manual drafting is prone to mistakes, large and small. While mistakes do also occur in CAD software, these can be quickly rectified. A mistake in an engineering drawing made by hand often requires that drawing to be recreated from scratch.
 

Dantu Drafting, Professionals in Technical Drafting

 
Dantu Drafting are professionals in the creation of accurate and effective technical drawings. As an independent drafting service, we boast considerable experience in creating structural designs. As a result, we stand at the forefront of our industry, with a specialisation in mining.
 

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Design Engineering and Drafting

Design Engineering and Drafting

What is Drafting and Design Engineering?

 
Everything constructed, manufactured, or created in some manner involves drafting and design engineering. This is thanks to an idea, created through engineering graphics and design drafts.
 
This is usually done by a design engineer in some capacity. Through civil design, mechanical design, and other methods, we can render almost anything.
 
Design engineering and drafting involve the creation of detailed technical drawings. These technical drawings exist for machinery, buildings, electronics, infrastructure, and much more.
 
CAD software is usually used to create engineering graphics and design drawings. CAD stands for Computer Aided Design.
 

Engineering Graphics and Design: An Overview and History

 
Years ago, the need for civil design and mechanical design drawings became prevalent. As such, the role of a design engineer also increased in importance. Due to this, the use of drawing boards and drafting devices was in widespread usage.
 
Then, from the 1980s, manual implements in design engineering and drafting became obsolete. As CAD software develops over time, produced technical drawings increases along with them.
 
The utility of CAD software and has had a pronounced impact on modern industries. Engineering graphics and design drawings are now created at a rapid pace. They are then stored electronically, and sent with ease to anybody that needs to view them.
 
Also, the most cutting-edge software can provide crucial technical information and specifications. This greatly assists drafting technicians in creating more efficient and effective designs.
 

Drafting in Civil Design and Mechanical Design

 
Within engineering industries, the purpose of a design engineer is several-fold. Creating technical drawings conveying all the information of the structure is among them. The goal is to create a drawing that conveys all the necessary details of an item required to produce it.
 
To aid this, design engineering and drafting adheres to standardised regulations and conventions. Specifically, these dictate how the drawing should convey information. For example, standardised regulations for the the drawing make it more easily understood.
 

Civil Design and Mechanical Design

 
There are many industries in which a drafting engineer serves an important role. This article will deal with the mechanical and civil engineering industries.
 
Civil design involves the use of prepared technical drawings. These are then used with other information in major construction projects. These projects include buildings, highways, pipelines, and sewerage systems, to name a few.
 
Mechanical design involves creating drafts used in the fabrication of a system. These systems involve moving parts, and encompass many modern products.
 

Dantu Drafting: Professionals in Drafting and Engineering Drawing

 
Dantu Drafting is a professional drafting company with years of industry experience. Our combined knowledge places us in a position at the forefront of our industry. As a result, this allows us to provide the very best drafting services to our clients.
 
For further queries, feel free to contact us.
Engineering Design Companies in South Africa

Engineering Design Companies in South Africa

Engineering Design Companies in South Africa

In South Africa, the engineering industry has a definitive need for the services that are offered by technical drawing companies. More specifically, those that specialise in engineering drawing. Engineering Companies in South Africa required their services, as no project can be undertaken without highly detailed engineering drawings that illustrate crucial information on the components, structures, and systems that make up the project itself.

Engineering drawing software has eased this endeavour, providing a digital means of providing what is needed for a project in greater and more accurate detail.

Technical Drawing

Technical drawing, or drafting as it is otherwise known, is a fairly general term that refers to the creation of detailed drawings that illustrate how something is constructed or how it functions. Engineering Companies in South Africa, alongside other industries, use these drawings or drafts to communicate ideas effectively.

Engineering drawing software, as well as handmade drawings, are able to utilise internationally recognised standards on all the drafts. Thanks to ISO 128, a system of measurements, symbols, notation, visual styles, and more are used to easily convey the meaning and understanding of most engineering drawings.

Engineering Drawing

Engineering drawing is a specific type of technical drawing. Engineering drawings are created as a result of the activity of engineering drawing. In particular, these drawings illustrate components, structures, and systems of whatever project is undertaken. Depending on the project, each draft requires a set of important information:

  • Dimensions: Engineering drawings require the size of the object itself, as represented in the appropriate units.
  • Materials: Drafts require that the material that each item in the drawing is made of must be written out.
  • Geometry: The shape of the object must be made known, as well as how the object will look from different angles.
  • Tolerances: This refers to the maximum variations that are permitted within the other parameters of a technical drawing, such as the dimensions.

Engineering drawing software, such as CAD (Computer Assisted Design) programs, make the task of specifying this information far simpler as well, though CAD also has its own standards that must be adhered to.

International Standards

Engineering companies in South Africa, as well as the draftsmen services they utilise, also fall under a number of international standards that apply to engineering drawing. One such standard is ISO 8015, which set out the concepts, principles, and rules that govern the creation of engineering drawings.

There are other standards that are mostly utilised by other countries. One major set of these standards is ASME Y14.5 and Y14.5M, though these are primarily used in the United States.

Dantu Drafting, Quality and Professionalism in Drafting

Dantu Drafting take pride in the quality of drafting service they have provided to their clients. Through years of 3D structural design experience as well as the latest and most sophisticated engineering drawing software, we have been able to meet their specifications and needs to the letter.

For queries regarding our services, feel free to contact us.

 

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