Archive for August, 2018

Machining Thin Walls: Ribs, Pockets, Slots, Flanges

Challenges in structural Machining features In this writeup, we look at typical issues of machining features like structural ribs, deep pockets & flanges. The trend of aerospace part design is changing, many assembly components are replaced with monolithic structural components.<monolithic:forming large single structural part>. Following table shows a comparison between conventional aerospace components v/s monolithic structural […]

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The Significance of Flat Layout in Sheet Metal Design

How flat layouts can ensure convenient manufacturability of sheet metal parts Continuing with the last article about sheet metal design guidelines, in this writeup we look at typical issues with the “Flat layout” of a sheet metal part. The designer should give more attention to the flat layout of the part during design. On the […]

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