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

Background 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 …

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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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Fast Track your Design to Manufacture to Drive Smarter Innovation

Fast Track your Design to Manufacture and Drive Smarter Innovation In the era of generation Y, a famed footwear company saw its growth floundering. What seemed to be a fleeting episode, went on to be a lesson for many (even today). For a two-digit scorer, growth rate at snaillike speed was a matter of concern. …

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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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