A common problem that may occur when working with an industrial manufacturer is that they will often need to correct dimensioning measurements from your original drawing. Your manufacturer will make these edits so they will be able to model the part and confidently meet the outlined measurements during inspection. However, these corrections require extra time and labor cost to keep the project moving forward. To help you prevent these common dimensioning mistakes we’ve put together some reference pictures and information to help you understand the correct dimensioning information to give your manufacturer.
The decisions you make about the bend radius during the design stage will determine how difficult it will be to produce the design. That’s why it is important to understand the material’s capabilities and what you should avoid designing around a bend, so you can avoid common press brake design mistakes before the design goes into production. The following list explains four common bend radius mistakes, and how to prevent them.
When creating a new custom enclosure take time to consider which parts, or hardware, you can share between designs. For example, if one preexisting design has specific studs or latches, you might use the same ones for multiple enclosures when appropriate. Designing with intentional commonalities can benefit both you and your customers, and here’s why.
Are you having a hard time deciding whether you should modify a standard enclosure or have a new custom enclosure built for your industrial redesign project? Here’s some information to help you choose the right option for your needs.
Each manufacturer has different powder coat paint specification standards. Be sure to discuss your manufacturer’s specification options before you place an order, so you can gain a better understanding of the paint quality your product will receive.
When working with a manufacturer, it’s important to understand your options when it comes to surface finishing standards. If you leave your finishing expectations up to your manufacturer to decide, you’ll end up paying for parts that are overpriced because they’ve been over processed. On the other hand, you could also receive parts that are under processed and have to be reworked. The following guidelines will help you communicate your finishing needs, so you can cut costs on your industrial products.
Almost all engineers have gone through postsecondary education, but perhaps one of the most beneficial educational experiences is actually working on the shop floor.
Manufacturability has a strong impact on who you choose as a manufacturer, cost and lead time, all of which control a vast majority of your project. But that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to change everything about your ideal industrial product. In most cases, designing for manufacturability results in a series of small changes that will benefit both you and your manufacturer.
We’ve all had those days. The ones where you walk into the office, and you get the email or phone call that turns your entire day into complete havoc because a customer submits an order that they need in two days. Things come up. We get it. So, here are some suggestions for dealing with short lead times that will make your life a little less stressful.
If you’re not branding your industrial products, then you’re missing a highly valuable opportunity to convey a consistent representation of your organization’s credibility, product quality and overall value. Your customers are spending thousands of dollars to purchase your equipment, so shouldn't they readily know who produced it?