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A common custom design scenario is combining features from two or more designs.  We call them "fusion designs," which happen to be the most challenging for our customers to convey and the most challenging for us to interpret. Combining features often leads to unintended output. Unless one takes the time to draw their plan with multiple views, with the common response by the customer to another's interpretation  is, "That isn't the way I intended!" The irony of this is that communicating "intention" in design requires illustration, because imagination is not accountable to time, space or matter - there's all kinds of things one can imagine that aren't possible in the real world, and so the imagination must be held accountable to illustration (preferably 3D drawings, or CAD), and then the designer must be held accountable to manufacturablility or engineering; making your design work in real life. 

Whether you have CAD or not, or have a drawing with a top/side/front and perspective view, we can help bring your "fusion design" to life, but please know that exact estimates are not possible and there's always a chance (rarely) that the project will be abandoned, especially if concepts have not been illustrated to the end-customer.

M.C. Escher was a leading talent for imagining and drawing the impossible...stimulating the looker's imagination to appreciate the artistic talent for optical illusion, and to find the "impossible" in his work. Please take the time to browse through his galleries -it's well worth it.

Just remember, if the "picture" has a round 2 carat diamond in a size 6 finger, there's no way we can make it "like the picture" with a 1 carat princess diamond in a size 7! We will have to add or subtract design elements to come close, and hopefully, the output will be better than imagined!

Sometimes models we receive are not castible!

As much as one wants to keep manufacturing "in house", (especially if you've invested many thousands of dollars on CAD/CAM systems), sometimes that's an invitation to a paid education.
CAD drawings/plans in themselves are not guarantees of manufaturability! The saying, "It's not knowing how to drill the hole, it's knowing where to drill it," comes in play here. Engineering skills are very different from CAD and drawing skills because it involves knowing and adhearing to tolerances and features that assist manufacturing (while minimizing metal waste). For some general guidelines and safeguards, click here
There's no "make it cast" builder in your CAD software...
...but  that's why we're here!
Consider Golden Sun as the "make it cast" builder. Before you waste $30 on Fedex, and all kinds of time and money making a model that won't cast (and your deadline firmly intact), or if you're not sure your model will cast, please select "PLAT (Platinum Casting Estimate)" on our order wizard, and we'll walk you through the process, and give you a free inspection!
If you would like for us to provide an estimate on engineering your model to cast, please click here.

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