Design in the Land of the Rising Sun
Features 7/20/1998 Post a comment In the U.S., engineers emphasize systems and use sophisticated software. In Japan, engineers concentrate on process and emphasize manufacturability. The two can learn a lot from each other
Assembly options grow
Features 7/20/1998 Post a comment You've just designed a great new product, but need the perfect fastening solution to keep it all together. Lucky for you manufacturers of fastening and assembly products are focused on tackling your most challenging problems. Here's a sampling of some of their solutions
Design collaboration now includes the entire value chain. From suppliers to customers, purchasing to outside experts, the collaborative design team includes internal and external groups. The design process now stretches across the globe in multiple software formats.
A new high-pressure injection-molding technology produces near-net shape parts with 2-inch-thick walls from high-performance materials like PEEK, PAI, and carbon-filled polymers. Parts show no voids, sinks, or porosity, have more consistent mechanical properties, and are stronger.
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