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Automotive Supplier Identifies DFMPro to Address Manufacturing Delays Due to Inaccurate Designs

Automotive Tier 1 suppliers squabble for space in the highly competitive auto market by providing high quality products and services to major OEM’s. The success of these companies is highly dependent on timely delivery of quality products to their customers. Any delay affects not only the project schedule and delivery, but also the reputation of […]

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Expectation of Design Guidelines

Expectation of this blog post is to emphasize the need for automation in the field of New Product Development (NPD) and use of integrated validation tools throughout the process, CAD software that combines 3D,2D, manufacturing process guidelines and cost analysis capabilities in one system can save product development time and effort. Designers can reuse these […]

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Addressing ‘Cost’ Right at the Design stage – How Design Engineers Can Take Charge

Background Let us face it.  Optimizing product cost is good “for the health” of everyone from the product designer to the CEO and everyone between and below.  Corporations can even go out of business if the costs of goods sold (COGS) are not in control.  A major portion of the COGS is the individual part […]

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Integration of a Design for Manufacturing Workflow into a PLM Environment

In this writeup, we look at how DFMPro supports a seamless integration of a design to manufacturing collaboration workflow into a PLM Environment thus supporting  quick and easy collaboration between design & manufacturing teams. With ever increasing global competition, an organization is constantly under pressure to produce high-quality products at an affordable price within a […]

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3 Tips for Design Engineer to Keep Product Cost at Bay

Ever wondered how successful products help organizations not only to grow but also deliver rock solid profits? The key lies with building product that not only delivers performance to the customer but give higher returns while keeping product cost at optimal level. It’s a tricky challenge that not many organizations are able to master it […]

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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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Practical Adherence to Design Rules – a Matter of Choice?  Part 4

This is a continuation of the discussion from Part 1, 2 and 3. Let us start with a quick summary: Unlike metals, plastics are not capable of withstanding long-term stresses.  A significant number of failures occur due to long term stresses.  These long-term stresses can result from: Willful disregard of this inherent characteristics of the […]

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