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Solving Design Issues Before They Happen

A design engineer’s role in designing a product has undergone a lot of change in this decade or so. Earlier, a designer’s responsibility was limited to only the functional requirements of the product but now they have a greater role to play in success of the product delivered by the organization. Designers have to design […]

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Design for Standardization

Ever-increasing demand for new products from customers is forcing OEMs to launch innovative products at record speeds. Launching a new product could mean either starting from scratch and designing something revolutionary or putting existing pieces together and creating something evolutionary. Revolutionary products form part of a company’s long term vision while evolutionary products comprise of […]

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A Comprehensive Design Review Process – From ID Concept to Mass Production (Part II)

Prototyping and Tooling Recommendations This is part two of a two-part series.  The first part described the stages for a planned approach and a well thought-through set of deliverables at each stage that can ensure a focused, efficient and fast design review process.  This results in a true Poka Yoke tool which prevents design deficiencies […]

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5 Design Rules for Problem Free Injection Molded Plastic Parts

In the last couple of decades, use of lightweight alternatives such as plastics and composites has dramatically increased, with its applications well entrenched in automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics industry. Today’s car for example, has more than 150 kilograms of plastics on board in the form of seats, dashboards, bumpers, and engine components. Boeing 787 on […]

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A Comprehensive Design Review Process – From ID Concept to Mass Production (Part I)

Most will agree that the process of mechanical design review that exists in organizations today is far from being fully efficient. The lack of a formal set of specific requirements at each stage of design often results in time consuming and chaotic reviews, which in turn leads to fewer actionable suggestions to be incorporated by […]

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10 Simple Design Guidelines One Should Follow in Effective Design of Boss Features in Plastic Parts

Injection molding is one of the most widely used processes for fabrication of plastic parts. The injection molding process requires the injection molding machine, raw plastic, and the mold. The raw plastic is melted in the injection molding machine and then poured into the mold where it is allowed to cool and solidify. The melted […]

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Why, What & How of Design for Excellence

Decisions made by engineers during the design stage have cascading implications on product cost, quality and time to market. Given that 30 to 35 percent of engineering effort is spent on rework due to downstream manufacturability and assembly issues, it becomes increasingly important to adopt Design for Excellence methodology as an integral part of the […]

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What’s new in DFMPro 4.1 for NX

DFMPro recently had a new version released on the NX platform. This new release brings in exciting features aimed at improving the productivity within the product life-cycle right from design to manufacturing. It also is aimed at increasing the user base to latest operating systems to broaden the products scope even further. First new feature […]

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