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    Discussion in 'The main mechanical design forum' started by GarethW, Jul 10, 2010.

    1. GarethW

      GarethW Chief Clicker Staff Member

      Jul 2009
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      Machining? Sheet metal? Injection moulding? Die Casting? etc
      I enjoy designing for any process, but I think I'll say machining here - it's relatively straightforward almost theraputic to design for :), you can get fast results and parts usually look great!
      I do however like to design for a process I've never worked with before (e.g. I designed a deep-drawn part for the first time recently). I also enjoy desiging die-castings and injection mouldings but these are much more difficult and time consuming to get right.
    3. swertel

      swertel Active Member

      Feb 2010
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      It would have to be machining, but that's also because I prefer machine design which utilizes mostly machined parts and my experience is with tool design. I'm not molding too many one-off parts.

      The trick for me is to visualize the machining process and make a part with the fewest number of setups.

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