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
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
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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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
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
Properly designed bolted joint is extremely important for striking the balance between the cost and life of the joint.
As a design engineer, for a good bolted joint design, for a given loading conditions and materials of the abutments, you … Read the rest
If you are wondering what is stack-up analysis/calculation, the answer is determining worst case scenario. Moreover, the problem can sorted out in early stages of design rather than undergoing prototyping and finding out the issue.
We have already discussed how … Read the rest
What is DFMEA?
DFMEA is Design Failure Mode & Effect Analysis. It is the application of FMEA to a specific product/system in a disciplined manner that anticipates failures to prevent their occurrence in design.… Read the rest
Tolerance stack up analysis calculation is done to find out essentially the deviation of gap of the surfaces between two specified parts.
Following steps shows how to do the tolerance stack up analysis for absolute tolerance system or worst … Read the rest
Wall thickness of pipes available in different standard schedules (SCH.) for NPS (Nominal Pipe Size in “inch”) as well as DN (Diameter Nominal in “mm”) are shown in below chart.
The wall thickness unit shown in the table without bracket … Read the rest