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Product design process

Product design process is a set of planned activities that convert an idea into a product and make it commercially available to the end user

Mechanical Transmission

Mechanical power transmission is the transfer of energy from where it’s generated to a place where it is used to perform work

Casting processes

Process in which molten metal is poured into a mould that contains a cavity of a desired shape and allowed to cool down to form a solidified part

Additive manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is commonly given to the technologies that use successive layers of material to create a three dimensional object

Product Design Guides

Engineering Product Design Guides are intended to guide and inform engineering product designers of both theoretical and practical knowledge on various product designs

Metal forming

Metal is plastically deformed to create shapes by a force that exceeds the material yield strength where strain hardening occurs.

Manufacturing Processes

Manufacturing engineering or manufacturing process are the steps through which raw materials are transformed into a final product

Mechanical Elements

Mechanical or machine element are basic mechanical parts used as building blocks in mechanical product design such as mechanical transmission components, springs, seals and fasteners.

Design for Manufacture and Assembly

Design for Manufacture and assembly is the combination of two methodologies; Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly

Engineering product design articles

Rapid prototyping

What is Rapid Prototyping? Rapid prototype or rapid prototyping is a relatively new term and in its simplest form, the process of creating prototypes quickly...

Embodiment design

Embodiment design is one of the main stages of the product design process in which, the main engineering product design concept is developed as per the product design specification (PDS) and economic criteria to a stage where subsequent detailed design can lead directly into production.

Retainer Rings

The purpose of a retaining ring is to act as a shoulder to stop the sub component or assemblies coming off the shaft or...

Thermoforming

What is Thermoforming? Thermoforming is a manufacturing process in which a thermoplastic or glass sheet is heated to a temperature where it becomes soft and...

Powder Bed Fusion

What is Powder Bed Fusion? Powder bed fusion is one of seven Additive Manufacturing techniques, in which either laser, heat or electron beam is used...

New product development (NPD)

What is New Product Development? New Product Development (NPD) is a comprehensive set of multi-disciplinary processes that transform a market opportunity into a marketable new...

Sand Casting

What is Sand Casting? Sand casting is the most versatile among the manufacturing methods and gives the Engineers the freedom to design complex parts from...

How Additive Manufacturing Technology works

Although Additive manufacturing processes vary with the different technology it uses to create the 3D parts, each broadly follows these common steps in the...

Mechanical Power Transmission

What is Mechanical power transmission? Mechanical power transmission is the transfer of energy from where it’s generated to a place where it is used to...

Casting processes

Shaft stress concentration factor

What is Stress concentration? Mechanical elements such as shafts, gears, support brackets threaded fasteners etc often have 3D features that change its size and shape...

Sheet metal forming

What is Sheet metal forming? Sheet metal forming is a process where material is deformed while keeping the thickness and the surface area relatively constant....

Metal Forging

What is metal forging? Metal forging is a group of forming manufacturing process, in which a billet or a work piece is plastically deformed between...

Keys & keyways specification

Dimensions and tolerances of metric keyways for parallel keys Keys and keyways secure the hub and shaft to prevent relative movement between a power transmitting...

How to design parts for direct metal extrusion

A thoughtfully designed metal extrusion part will successfully satisfy the form, fit and function of the final product design. Following is a detailed design...