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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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WHAT’S IN DFM Sheet Metal design?

In the course of reading this article about sheet metal design guidelines by Gerald Davis, I gained an insight into real shop floor issues which can be side-stepped by correctly designing sheet metal parts. Few simple yet integral tips which need to be taken into consideration while designing a sheet metal part are- Minimum Hole […]

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Best Practices for successful implementation of DFMPro: Part 2

To read part I of the blog on best implementation strategies for automotive industry click here DFMPro helps organizations bring in a standardized approach towards “Design for manufacturing” to eliminate downstream issues, design rework, cost overruns and produce high quality products. Till date, DFMPro has assisted hundreds of customers in various domains to achieve their individual […]

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Best Practices for successful implementation of DFMPro: Part 1

DFMPro helps organizations bring in a standardized approach towards “Design for manufacturing” to eliminate downstream issues, design rework, cost overruns and produce high quality products. Till date, DFMPro has assisted hundreds of customers in various domains to achieve their individual targets and become more efficient. There are multiple approaches which can be taken to derive […]

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WINNING WITH ASSEMBLY DESIGN

With a major responsibility of part performance on its shoulders, Design for Assembly aka DFA spells efficiency for industries worldwide. A frequent in electro-mechanical industry, Assembly is no alien to industries like sports, fast fashion and the like. While industrial specifications might call for customization, standard design practices for Assembly parts are (and, should) be […]

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WHAT’S THE NAME OF THE GAME?

Ice-skating

A rush of adrenaline, A flush of excitement, Shush! One says to another, A soft thud instigating collective sighs, A whole nation rooting for a cause, Cheering without pause as Winter ebbs away Winter Olympics is all we can think of ! And just like the mismatched verses above, Olympics’ primary tools of trade is […]

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What’s new in DFMPro v5.2 for Creo Parametric

The latest release of DFMPro for Creo introduces additional rules with promising benefits for users of organizations dedicated to (or, using) assembly and manufacturing processes like Die Casting, Injection Molding and Sheet Metal. Following Rules are added: Assembly Rules: 1. Bolt and Screw Rationalization: Optimizing the head type is another way for rationalization. If the […]

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