Optimizing Manufacturability

  • Optimizing for Manufacturability in Small Parts Sourcing

    Optimizing for Manufacturability in Small Parts Sourcing

    Learn how to optimize for manufacturability through a unified approach to product design and the creation of a thorough and detailed request for quote (RFQ).

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  • 9 Tips for Avoiding Last-Minute Surface Finish Issues

    9 Tips for Avoiding Last-Minute Surface Finish Issues

    Surface finish requirements are among the details that are critical to creating a complete RFQ that will help to optimize for manufacturability.

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  • Flatness Tolerance in GD&T

    Flatness Tolerance in GD&T

    Surface flatness is an indicator of all points along a surface lying in the same plane, with the highest and lowest points within the flatness tolerance range.

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  • Your Tight Tolerance Could Be Seriously Affecting Part Cost

    Your Tight Tolerance Could Be Seriously Affecting Part Cost

    Determining whether a tight tolerance is critical to part performance and assembly will help you avoid unnecessary expense and improve the cost of quality.

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  • A Complete Guide to the Cutting Quote That Will Totally Change Your Pricing

    A Complete Guide to the Cutting Quote That Will Totally Change Your Pricing

    A fully complete RFQ tells a story about the buyer, the company, and the end product and its use — information we can use to provide the right quote (and the right price).

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  • RFQ Tips That Will Help You Get Exactly What You Need1:39

    RFQ Tips That Will Help You Get Exactly What You Need

    With these RFQ tips, you can not only speed up the quote process, but also ensure you get the part you want and a cost estimate that is as accurate as possible.

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  • How Multiple Tolerances Can Create Conflict

    How Multiple Tolerances Can Create Conflict

    When a single part has multiple tolerances that conflict, the tighter, more challenging tolerance must guide production and ultimately drives the part’s cost.

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  • Secrets to Choosing a New Contract Partner2:12

    Secrets to Choosing a New Contract Partner

    How do you qualify a new sourcing partner and ensure an efficient and problem free experience? Considering these points will help you make a decision you can feel confident about.

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  • 5 Things You Should Be Including in Your Request for Cutting Quote

    5 Things You Should Be Including in Your Request for Cutting Quote

    There are 5 key areas that should never be left blank when filling out an RFQ. Do you know what they are?

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  • Top 5 Challenges in CNC Machining2:03

    Top 5 Challenges in CNC Machining

    While CNC machining can produce an array of complex, precision metal components, there are some challenges to the process you need to be aware of.

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  • GD&T Tolerances in Parts Manufacturing

    GD&T Tolerances in Parts Manufacturing

    GD&T tolerances provide manufacturing guidance that must balance the need to make a part functional with the need to produce the part cost-effectively.

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  • Circularity Tolerance in Small Metal Parts

    Circularity Tolerance in Small Metal Parts

    Circularity tolerance based on diameter helps to control roundness and ensure that small precision metal parts fit properly, move smoothly, and wear evenly.

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  • How to Avoid the Issues of Non-Standard Material Size

    How to Avoid the Issues of Non-Standard Material Size

    In material sourcing for the production of precision parts, avoiding non-standard material sizes can help to control costs and optimize for manufacturability.

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  • Your Tight Tolerance Could be Seriously Affecting Part Cost1:57

    Your Tight Tolerance Could be Seriously Affecting Part Cost

    It may be tempting to assume that a very tight tolerance should be your default choice. But, when they aren't essential, it could increase your costs needlessly.

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  • How to Specify Stainless Steel for Medical Device Tubing

    How to Specify Stainless Steel for Medical Device Tubing

    When specifying stainless steel for medical device tubing, consider the end use when choosing the material grade and deciding how tight the tolerances must be.

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  • Steps to Ensuring Your Measured Results Are In Spec1:56

    Steps to Ensuring Your Measured Results Are In Spec

    Unfortunately, consistent results aren't always guaranteed. Learn what you can do to ensure calibrated measuring yields accurate results.

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  • 3 Things That Make Precision Metals Precise

    3 Things That Make Precision Metals Precise

    What are precision metals? Depending on the application, they can be defined by the precision of a particular metal’s dimensions, composition, or performance.

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