Fictiv today announced a three-part masterclass on design for manufacturing (DfM) for CNC machining.
The online series shows engineers how to minimize CNC machining challenges and design parts for optimal production quality, speed and cost, according to San Francisco-based Fictiv.
Developed using industry best practices and with extensive input from Fictiv manufacturing engineers and experienced mechanical product design experts, the course provides an updated take on and shares new insights into modern DfM strategies and techniques.
Course participants will learn:
- The “effort” model for understanding how five key design parameters impact cost, lead time and risk.
- Key design rules for least effort, including tolerance, part geometry, part size, materials, and look and feel.
- Techniques for reducing effort while still fulfilling design requirements.
- Reducing effort in complex designs specific to the aerospace, medical and robotics industries.
- When to transition from CNC machining to another manufacturing process.
- Optimal materials for least effort CNC machining across plastics, soft metals and hard metals.
“The course is designed specifically with robotics, aerospace, and medical device product designers in mind because part complexity in those sectors can increase manufacturing effort exponentially,” said Fictiv CEO Dave Evans in a news release. “It’s critical that engineers within these industries acquire an understanding of how manufacturing effort scales with complexity and how to reduce effort as much as possible given the design requirements.”
In conjunction with the online masterclass, Fictiv is also hosting a three-part webinar series that provides participants with additional opportunities to engage and discuss DfM issues with a panel of experts.
More information is available here.