In our last article on geometric dimensioning and tolerance, we discussed the basics of GD&T and the many benefits of using it for CNC design. Today, we continue by looking at the other half of GD&T. This concludes the introduction to GD&T, covering tolerancing guidelines and tolerancing symbols.
The cost of making injection mold tooling is inarguably part of the biggest expense lines and fixed costs in mass plastic part production. So delicate is the injection mold tooling that a single error in its design will be reflected in all the copies of the part that will be made from the tool.
Design for manufacturability (DFM) is a critical part of different manucturing techniques. DFM basically refers to the set of guidelines that product designers should align with to reduce the chances of manufacturing failure in their part production. For injection molding, there are many components ...
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If you are conversant with the CNC industry, GD&T is a term that you will have heard at least once. In the simplest way possible, GD&T refers to geometric dimensioning and tolerances, a system or language of symbols used by CNC machinists to communicate how to effectively translate a design into a p...
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