MANUFACTURING TIPS

 
When designing a part for laser or waterjet cutting minimize “Pierces”. A pierce is where the cutting beam/jet must drill through the material. Each pieces take the same amount of time as cutting a several cm of length. In addition piercing material can damage the surface finish or affect the mechanical properties.

To prevent “bridging” when routing wires harness on internal bends include an “S” bend.  The “S” bend will allow the harness to route on an internal corner with no “bridging”. In addition the “S” bend will allow for variations in harness length without causing “bridging” or other unintended interference

When designing a part with threaded holes attempt to make other non-critical holes use the same size as the tap drill.