The Design Process
The design is the most crucial part of the process, this is when all considerations need to be taken into account. That is why we work with our customers through every step, from design to final product to save them time and money. Below you will find a few tips that we feel will have a huge impact on your final design.
What Drives Machining Cost?
Also, it is important to remember that broken edges, chamfers or radiuses called out on both sides of a component may require secondary operations. If possible try to determine if a simply broken edge performed by a deburring operation will do. This will save you time and money.
Lastly, when requiring sharp edges make sure you consider the magnification level at which the parts must be checked, as well as, what equipment that will be used. This will help reduce rejections received from your suppliers.
Also keep in mind that some materials are not capable of being marked the same as others. Make sure you understand the materials properties to ensure the best method for marking your parts.
Here at Tamshell, we never just slap a price tag on a job. We take pride in our quoting process and ensure that all requirements are addressed one by one. So keep this in mind when you place a detail on a drawing, it might be what is driving up your components cost.