Mechanical Engineering Perspectives, Part 2: Creative product Design Tweaks to Manage Speed, Cost, & Function

Article about Efficient Integrated Commercial Product Design

This is the second article in the 6-Section series entitled “Efficient Integrated Commercial Product Design.” When we think about product design, it is common to immediately focus on the development of what we see and experience in a product. While UX and UI designs are very important for product success, less visible engine engineering functions can become hard workers that encourage innovation to successful commercialization.

Designing experience of engine engineer

Adam Smith, a senior engine engineer at the Creation Studio Product, has the experience of designing and planning dozens of years dozens of dozens of dozens of dozens of dozens of products for commercialization. In this series, Smith shares insight and tips on how engine engineering supports the transformation of product design ideas into reality by working synchronously with all disciplines in all development. Building prototypes are an important part of product development for commercialization. Unfortunately, schedules, costs, and manufacturers can limit or even prohibit building early and often building.

Production manufacturing method can cause expensive design

Waiting for a more mature design before using the production manufacturing method can cause expensive design iterations that affect the budget and schedule. Combining knowledge of the fast manufacturing methods available with creative “design for prototypes” can allow you to build early and more often. With the emergence of high-quality in-house manufacturing devices, lower-cost, easier to use, making the prototype itself may be the most efficient method. This article shares examples and tips to help you think creatively about how to produce your design using the prototype method while still getting important information needed to check your design for production.

Building a small Economy scale

Building a small scale model from a very large assembly such as a skyscraper and a bridge has been around for a long time. When designing a very small assembly, you can make a large-scale prototype using materials that mimic the properties of the part of your small production scale.

The stainless steel and small titanium can be increased 10x to 12x and 3D printed in plastic PLA or ABS and behaves like the actual metal part of production. This allows a very fast iterative design, reducing the amount of the actual build-to-to-scale prototype iteration. Small scale adjustments can also be very effective. Adjust the diameter of the shaft and tubing diameter in your design with the closest materials availableavailable.

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