These days when it seems everything has gone digital, it’s easy to forget about all the mechanical components that are critical to electronics and batteries, especially in cars and trucks. Industry leaders, governments, and citizens all want to reduce carbon emissions and rely less on fossil fuels. At the same time, semi-autonomous and “smart” vehicles…
Category: Requirements and Specifications
Real-World Precision Stamping: Dimensional Specs Are Not Enough
Most designers of stamped parts don’t need to be convinced of the value of specifying tolerances as a regular practice. But including dimensions and tolerances isn’t a foolproof solution. When you spend time thoughtfully developing a part with features as elegant as they are functional, it’s all too easy to focus on design to the exclusion of manufacturing realities.