With the popularity and development of additive manufacturing process, the process of creating good Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) is getting complicated.
Making decision on whether a design is really good to go for AM or not is getting difficult … Read the rest
I am amazed by the pace at which not only the additive manufacturing hardware and machines but also the simulation software for 3D printing are evolving.
Given the fact that the whole 3D printing industry itself still is in its … Read the rest
Typically the value engineering (VA/VE) practices take already designed, validated and productionised components and apply the VA/VE methodologies to increase the value of the product either by reducing cost (weight) or increasing functionality.
What if we, the designers or
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High pressure die casting or HPDC
Block diagram of HPDC process is shown below, molten metal is poured into the cylinder where the piston force the molten metal to flow into the mould cavity.
Once the poured metal inside … Read the rest
The early 80s saw a lot of advancements in the field of automotive engineering, mostly concerned with safety during driving and to make the driving a lot easier during adverse conditions. As a result a chain of new safety features … Read the rest
Modern day automobiles employes many systems like ABS, ESP, ESC etc to keep car safer and safer. Air Bag system is another important safety feature used commonly. The system helps in protecting the driver from serious injury that could be … Read the rest
When deciding for the beam section to have, the first consideration to be done is what purpose it need to serve i.e. what kind of loads it will deal with. In general the following cross section choices are available for … Read the rest
When a motor vehicle is partially or fully powered by more than one type of power source (mostly fossil fuel and battery power) then it is called hybrid vehicle.
Hybrid cars are most commonly classified in following three categories:… Read the rest