Build to Print vs. Build to Specification

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Blog | 10 comments

  Build to Print vs. Build to Specification: What are the Benefits of One Over the Other? It’s becoming ever harder for many businesses to perform every activity and process within their facility walls, and 90% of all manufacturing companies are switching over to outsourcing to better use their resources. Outsourcing allows customers to operate more streamlined operations, while allowing them to focus on their core business strengths. The new, leaner transformed businesses that arise from this strategy are more cost-effective and...

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Successful Turnkey Project Design and Flawless Delivery

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Blog | 9 comments

When you are in the business to provide a turnkey solution to your customer, you are bringing their ideas to life or redesigning a product that they have put their heart and soul into making. It’s important to take their ideas, give it the right support and turn their vision into a reality. Here are a few suggestions to make you the best in class with your turnkey projects: Utilize Product Development Talent Rapid product development and prototyping involves a synergistic team of engineers, designers, and oftentimes scientists that can hit...

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Using Software to Redesign Your Product and Lower Costs

Posted by on Jun 6, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Businesses are often asked to reengineer an OEM part for a customer for many reasons such as adding extra functionality, or to have the part interface with another system. Cost reduction can be a huge driver, also, as companies try ever harder to decrease costs to their bottom line. Some requests can even combine several optimization approaches, giving an extra boost to the finished design. When design changes are requested in order to optimize the part, designers make modifications such as changes to a part’s existing material, applying...

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Why You Should Outsource the Building of Jigs and Fixtures

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Blog | 3 comments

Whether you are designing a jig or fixture for drilling, part removal, turning, grinding or any other machining operations, the ability to duplicate the quality, effectiveness, and accuracy of your finished product with the same geometrical attributes is tricky. It will ultimately depend on the proper design of their corresponding jigs and fixtures to be successful. Knowing this, it is interesting sometimes to see how some manufacturers handle this problem when they are designed and manufactured in-house. The Problems When You Build Them...

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Key Points of Spare Parts Reverse Engineering

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Blog | 4 comments

Many businesses need spare parts, but aren’t able to find the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to obtain them–or the part may even be obsolete. They may even find a part they can substitute for the original, but they find the price tag to be a little too much or the lead or delivery time isn’t acceptable. Businesses that offer reverse engineering services can help companies that are looking for a solution to this problem. All the company needs to do is provide a sample of the part or existing Cad models of it, and these...

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The Importance of Accurate Specification Documentation

Posted by on May 13, 2014 in Blog | 5 comments

One of the most important aspects of reverse engineering during product development is making sure you have the right specification documents–because let’s face it, the customers will be upset if the design is bad–money, time, and effort will be wasted as you head back to the design drawing board to make changes in order to make the idea viable and lucrative to them. It’s hard to imagine a product in industry that has not been developed from a design engineer’s specification at some point. The product statement should...

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New Technology Makes Reverse Engineering Easier Than Ever

Posted by on May 12, 2014 in Blog | 0 comments

Technological innovations are almost always a good thing, and this concept paired with reverse engineering strategies is no exception. CAD packages are readily available to design engineers, and they can use the software on any existing physical part to make a 3D virtual model and tweak it to the specifications any client could wish for.   The lifecycle of the product from beginning development to end is incredibly important to an enterprise’s viability in the market, and getting the idea to design before your competitor, one of the...

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