Design engineers are faced with many challenges related to product performance, costs and time to market.
Optimal product performance starts from the design stage and continues throughout the lifecycle of the product. To improve product performance and cost, equal emphasis should be given…
Added by Isha Gupta on October 29, 2015 at 5:04am — No Comments
In the past, long before cell phones and SMS, even before the PC, people were much like today. We lost, damaged, and broke our valuables at one point or another. However, rather than sound our Naruto assortment off of the cocktail table or losing our new pendrive, we lost our pocketknives and broke our chained watches. Still, some things have stayed…Continue
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Steel fabrication is the building of steel structures by first cutting, then bending and finally assembling all the parts. This three-step fabrication process requires various metalworking specialties. That’s why manufacturing, industrial and construction companies hire and consult steel fabricators to provide structural steel fabrication and installation services. Manufacturers or industries need to pay special attention to the design consultation phase in order…Continue
Rapid Prototyping is poised to democratize product design and manufacturing processes. Every one of us is aware about the benefits of additive manufacturing in developing parts with complex geometries quickly as compared to conventional manufacturing methods. This burgeoning technology is being increasingly exploited today to further improve…Continue
Added by Nikunj Patel on July 27, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments
Injection molding is one of the most popular forms of contemporary manufacturing. It’s a process wherein the solid for the part is fed into a fiery barrel, mixed and then forced into a mold cavity it’s here that the part cools and earns the shape of the cavity.
History of Plastic Injection Molding
It was John Wesley - an American inventor was the first person who patented the plastic molding machine in year 1872. During that time the molded plastics…Continue
Product cost is one of the prominent factors that manufacturers strive to reduce through evaluating number of design alternatives. It is for this reason why simulation tools are being extensively exploited, so that conventional design can be altered to an extent where products can be developed competitively in terms of price and quality.
Added by Gaurang Trivedi on July 17, 2015 at 3:16am — No Comments
Rendered 3D models are always being considered as a marketing document for most of the organizations. There’s always a negative side associated with rendered models as they consume high amount of computational power, making it a time consuming process that designers usually avoid to perform during the design phase. However, 3D renderings developed using modern CAD tools such as SolidWorks and Inventor can be beneficial even in…Continue
Added by Nikunj Patel on July 3, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments
CAD model hold many promises to be delivered during the design and manufacturing processes. It is the sole entity that decides the quality of the product as every single process is based upon this virtual model.
Developing a product model through CAD tools is something very common that you find in any manufacturing organization. Its use has…Continue
Added by Gaurang Trivedi on June 25, 2015 at 12:00am — No Comments
Additive manufacturing, Rapid prototyping and 3D printing are the acronyms of the same new technology that is increasingly challenging the traditional manufacturing approach. Although, 3D printing has been in the picture since many decades, its potential use has been recently identified as more studies are being carried out to make more materials printer friendly.…Continue
Added by Nikunj Patel on June 24, 2015 at 1:30am — No Comments
Last year, a Santa Clara, CA startup named GPiO set out to solve the problem of comparing hardware components across vendors. With a veteran audio engineer as one of their founders, they decided to start with the microphone component and grow from there to other verticals.
They gathered more than 60 of the top microphones from vendors like Knowles, ST, Cirrus and nvensense, then measured them objectively in their own lab. GPiO, has launched its site…Continue
Added by Firouzeh Lorzadeh on June 17, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments
Product or part design using CAD has managed to improve the development processes in manufacturing and design firms significantly. However, the process of developing 3D solid modeling through CAD can be cumbersome and time consuming if not done right.…Continue
Added by Gaurang Trivedi on June 17, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
Additive manufacturing technologies are creating a world of possibilities taking organizations in an entirely new direction and helping them rethink new approach towards product design and development.
Designers and manufacturing engineers are extending their capabilities as additive manufacturing…Continue
Added by Isha Gupta on April 24, 2015 at 5:50am — No Comments
Paper to CAD conversion is increasingly becoming a popular outsourcing service for manufacturers to restore design information of old and obsolete parts digitally. While the process of CAD conversion can be performed in-house, most companies prefer to offshore these activities to engineering consultants that offer cost-effective solutions.…Continue
Added by Prahlad Parmar on April 22, 2015 at 2:00am — No Comments
A whitepaper on Design for Performance by Vikram Bhargava a Fellow of the Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) and former Director of Mechanical Engineering Services at Motorola Solutions.
The whitepaper explains what is Design for Performance, how plastic is different from Metal and their…Continue
Added by Isha Gupta on April 10, 2015 at 1:56am — No Comments
Shortening the product development process is what every manufacturer eyes for in today’s competitive landscape. In order to bring products faster in the market, manufacturers employ number of strategies that help in accelerating the development process.
However, focusing on improving the design phase can significantly help in reducing the product…Continue
Added by Prahlad Parmar on March 30, 2015 at 4:58am — No Comments
Reverse engineering is a cost-effective approach towards product innovation and is often utilized by manufacturers to evaluate competitor products. The process of RE involves understanding the product design and the manufacturing processes involved to realize the potential required to build a similar or an improved version of the product.
Added by Gaurang Trivedi on March 19, 2015 at 11:00pm — No Comments
Presentation is the most important and more than that - is important the ‘first impression’. A building exterior design creates an impression on those who will see it. Hence in order to sell a building or a property, it is important that it looks great from outside.
Realistic Building exterior rendering and animation
When construction companies make project presentation to their clients, the presentation invariably starts with a view of the building…Continue
Added by Hitesh Sompura on March 5, 2015 at 1:22am — No Comments
This is part 12 of our series, “The of Medical Technology: Wearable Devices.” Read Part 11 Here.
It has been said “begin with the end in mind.” This very much applies to New Product Implementations (NPI). Decisions and promises made early in any product-development process can greatly affect…Continue
Added by Sanjay Patel on March 3, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments
This is part 9 of our series, “The Future of Medical Technology: Wearable Devices.” Read Part 8 Here.
What is the best part about wearable technology products? You can wear them while they work! This also indicates, however, that your wearable device must be made of an appropriate material to be worn safely. Rather than panicking and diving head…Continue
Added by Sanjay Patel on January 20, 2015 at 6:00am — No Comments
Simulation has taken over the conventional manufacturing approach for many industries. However, research shows that many small and mid scale manufacturing organizations are skeptical about including the technology in the product development process and prefer to use these tools past the design release.
For organizations looking to adopt the…Continue
Added by Alpesh Patel on January 17, 2015 at 3:00am — No Comments