The ability to decrease the costs of manufacturing while increasing the Precision of a part might seem to be contradictory goals. However, by following a few simple techniques in today’s manufacturing environment, these goals are brought closer together. Additionally, choosing a manufacturing company that has extensive experience in the creation and assembly of precision machined parts will definitely help stay within your company’s budget.
Drawing and Design
When designing a precision machined part, there are some elements you should consider. For example, creating shapes that are simple and small or that don’t waste material can help keep the overall project cost down. Think about the following factors:
l Eliminate the need for sharp inside and outside corners, or if you cannot eliminate them, increase the radius of inside and outside corners.
l For 3D parts, reduce the number of different hole diameters, or instead of using 3D parts, use 2D parts made from sheet material, which you can bolt or bend together to make 3D shapes.
l Avoid fine details in shapes such as long protrusions, thin shapes, shapes with lots of material removed, etc.
l Avoid the need for complex work-holding, as shapes with complex outer shapes are the most time consuming to setup for holding.
Precision Machined Parts Materials
There are several other ways to reduce the cost of your parts, including checking the pricing on different materials. For instance, it may help your company’s bottom-line to know that at times, harder materials tend be more expensive to use in manufacturing. Therefore, if you use a softer material such as aluminum, you can reduce the cost of the final product significantly.
ByTune provide CNC machining services for metal&plastic part manufacturing in numerous industries. Our software reads CAD drawings for all types of parts, and our team is capable of handling high volume production runs for a wide range of projects. CNC, or Computer Numerical Control, allows for extremely particular control of positioning, velocity, coordination, feed rates, and other precision aspects of the manufacturing process for a particular part or object. To learn more about our CNC Machining Services, contact us today!