Design Tips

1. Design the component shape using the minimum wall thickness required to achieve the performance criteria for example

2. Design the component shape using gradual and progressive blends to section changes

3. Design to avoid isolated heavy sections

4. Design to avoid sharp corners and sharp re-entrant angles

5. Design junctions to avoid heavy mass concentrations

6. Identify critical and special areas of the component

7. Identify the key dimensions and tolerances necessary for the component function

8. Identify any jigging or fixture points and place away from natural line of symmetry

9. Quantify the quality and material specification consistent with optimum economy and fitness for performance

10. Our engineers can also take into account such issues as: