Trade-off, to my opinion, is the major reason of optimization driven design. Trade-off among performance, time to market, regulatory requirements and all this at a right COST.
However, while calculating cost, a broader view taking all the processes for … Read the rest
Line follower robot (LFR) will probably the first robot you would like to build to start your hobby journey in the exciting field of robotics.
1. Chassis (acryalic or metalic) – should have holes for mounting the motors, … Read the rest
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
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
Brake system of an automobile, as you already know how it works, stops the wheel from rotating further.
But in conventional hydraulic braking system, at all the wheels equal amount of hydraulic brake fluid pressure get transmitted as a result, … Read the rest
Suppose your motor vehicles speedometer not working and you need to know your vehicle speed for the given engine speed for a certain gear ratio. How you can do that , let’s see..
Say, Engine rpm= 3000
Axle … Read the rest
Increasing the focus on renewable energy sources is gaining more and more traction around the globe, and as consumers and the public gain a better understanding of how things like wind turbines work, as they continue to pop up … Read the rest