Industrial Design

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Snap-fit features in injection moulding
Hi, I'm currently working on a project involving the design of consumer electronics enclosures, and I'm looking to incorporate snap-fit features into the injection-moulded parts. What are the best practices for designing snap-fit features... read more
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Deep pocket/cavity – CNC machining
Hi everyone,I understand that there are limitations on the depth of cavities, and it’s generally recommended not to exceed a depth-to-width ratio of 4:1. However, I have a design that requires a pocket/cavity with... read more
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Jun 05
Injection molding wall thicknesses – tips?
Hello,I am a mechanical engineer currently in the design phase of developing rectangular housings using PA66 GF30 material. From my previous projects, I've encountered challenges with achieving consistent dimensions, particularly with thin wall sections.... read more
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CNC machining design with engraved letters – help needed
Hello! I need some advice on CNC machining designs with mechanical engraving.should I integrate the lettering directly into my CAD designs, or is it better to engrave them after machining, separately? I’m planning on... read more
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Apr 15
Switch 6061-T6 for 5052-H32 (bending), weight vs strength
Hi everyone –I'm evaluating the feasibility of bending a 5 mm thick 6061-T6 aluminium sheet into tie-off points for tensioned stabilizing lines, considering a bending radius of 15 mm. Given the known challenges of... read more
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Apr 09
Tapping threads – DMLS parts
Hey everyone,I'm working on a DMLS project and need to tap M10 threads into the part. Can anyone recommend the best/most cost-efficient design strategies for this? Here are my considerations:Creating an 8.5 mm diameter... read more
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Apr 04
How does vapor polishing effect 3D prints’ tolerance?
Hi everyone, I'm exploring vapor polishing for PA11 SLS parts. Concerned about how it might affect part tolerance and dimensional accuracy. Does anyone have insights or experiences on the dimensional changes to expect for... read more
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Apr 03
Tolerances before or after anodizing?
Hey there, I have a question regarding the standard practice in the industry about specifying tolerances in relation to surface treatments like anodizing. Given the potential for anodizing to add a few to tens... read more
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Wall thicknesses for SLA (100 mm high) – any tips?
Hi everyone, I am working on an SLA 3D printing project with parts where my internal walls that need to be about 100 mm in height. Looking for advice on the optimal wall thickness... read more
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Mar 15
Aluminium for sheet metal brackets?
Hey Community. Can anyone tell me if aluminium is a proper choice of material for sheet metal brackets?
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