Cyberdemon wrote:I think the one on the bottom right actually looks like it could be the easiest from a manufacturing standpoint. That part could probably be very easily made from a single piece of sheet metal that was stamped/cut and then rolled into shape. In fact if you made the ends an even radius (pill shape) it would be very easy and the least # of bends to build the part.
Sometimes if you're thinking about making something like this that really needs to exist at a commodity level, thinking on how to remove some of those additional manufacturing steps is key.
Thank you Mr. Moderator.
Scott Bennett wrote:I'm not really getting my head around some of the elements of your product, but here is an extrusion I just started production on. A chunk of it gets machined away so that just the hexagonal portion extends past the side of the unit (it's hard to see what's going on when it's all assembled.). There is also an extruded female thread boss that gets tapped to take the screw that holds everything together. Point is, if you think about adding features in the extrusion that get machined away later, you can do some potentially useful things.
NURB wrote:Cool stuff, Scott.
What keeps the assembled sections from coming apart? Are there some dowels of sorts that each piece slots into?