In bringing a new product to market, it is a progressive process to consider and then optimize mechanical designs for manufacturability. Early on, it’s critical to learn the fundamentals of what can and cannot be manufactured. But there’s another step in the learning process: what can be done, but probably shouldn’t be done.

“High effort” designs can result in high costs, long lead times, and lower yields, while “low effort” designs result in fewer machining setups, higher machine availability, faster tool speeds, and less scrap -- which means lower costs and faster lead times.

This webinar will dive into topics from Fictiv’s DFM for CNC Master Class.

You’ll walk away knowing:

  • The 5 design parameters that contribute to manufacturing effort for CNC machining
  • What materials to use for least effort machining
  • How to design part geometry to simplify machining and limit the number of setups required
  • How to leverage stock materials to make certain geometries low effort
  • How to define tolerance and look and feel to avoid unnecessary costs and lead times
  • Techniques for reducing effort even at the edge of manufacturability