Category: Design for Manufacturing

Right Approach for Design with Guidelines

Abstract: Often people say, they find it hard to make decisions. Unfortunately, we have to make decisions all the time on inventions, devices and systems created by us which did not exist before or improvements made over existing devices and systems. Inventions or new designs, do not suddenly appear from nowhere. Companies have to invest […]

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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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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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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 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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Factors Affecting the Strict Adherence to Design Rules – Part I

Practical Adherence to Design Rules – a Matter of Choice? So, you have designed successful parts with sharp inside corners, uneven walls, thick ribs, low draft angles, etc. Based on this, you feel strict compliance to these rules may be an overkill. You further feel that taking care of these design requirements adds unnecessary time […]

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Integral Guidelines for Easy 3D Printing

Why 3D Printing? Additive manufacturing, often known as 3D printing is a process which is used to manufacture parts by the way of binding material layer by layer. Unlike subtractive manufacturing this technology is based on adding material layer by layer. Widely used across variegated industries like aerospace, defense, automotive, consumer products, medical and the […]

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