By Joe Osborn, Founder, OMW Corporation (www.omwelectronics.com, a cnc machine shop), and Adjunct Faculty Member in Metals Technology at the College of Marin.
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Illustrations by the author except as noted.
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Over the years at OMW, we’ve made thousands of parts for hundreds of customers and learned a great deal about how to make parts less costly. Sometimes very small changes in design can generate large savings in part costs. Understanding good part design as it applies to machined parts, and understanding the assumptions machine shops make when you send them a print will help you to save money, avoid costly mistakes, and get parts that work well and exceed your expectations!
Table of Contents:
I DRAWINGS AND PRINTS
II DESIGNING FOR MACHINING
III SAVING MONEY IN SETUPS AND FIXTURING
IV RAPID PROTOTYPING, STEREOLITHOGRAPHY, FDM, ETC,
V OTHER WAYS TO SAVE MONEY ON MACHINED PARTS
VI DESIGNERS CHECKLIST
VII OTHER RESOURCES
For a .PDF version of this e-booklet, click here.
Thank you Joe for this excellent write up and making it available to other machining engineers and professionals.