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Improving the Design-to-Manufacture Process

Design-to-manufacture workflow is crucial as it relates to improving communication and efficiency within a company. What does design-to-manufacture mean? The short answer is that there are lots of different thoughts on this process. The one that is correct is the one that works best for your company and procedures and focuses on the reduction of extra steps as an idea goes from concept through validation to the customer. Learn more 

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5 Ways to Increase Manufacturability

There is more than one way to design a part and several factors at play: the part’s intended function, the raw material best suited to that function, available equipment, and skilled technicians, and the time-frame for production.

Beyond these, DFM and DFA emphasize ways to make parts more efficiently (i.e. faster and with less scrap), stronger and more durable, with less risk of damage during fabrication, and as error-proof as possible during assembly. The benefit to you? Money saved and faster production. Learn more

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SolidWorks Design-to-Manufacturing Solution

With SOLIDWORKS Design-to-Manufacturing Solution, concept to final assembly work can now happen concurrently, in one seamlessly integrated and managed system. In today’s competitive market with the need to produce products faster, with higher, more predictable quality and at lower costs, companies are looking to streamline their workflows. Providing all the tools in a single environment eliminates the time-consuming need for data to be translated between departments, which often results in errors and intelligence gaps. Read more

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Generative Design with Autodesk Inventor

Generative design mimics nature’s evolutionary approach to design. Designers or engineers input design goals into generative design software, along with parameters such as materials, manufacturing methods, and cost constraints. Unlike topology optimization, the software explores all the possible permutations of a solution, quickly generating design alternatives. It tests and learns from each iteration what works and what doesn’t. Read more