Sangeeta industry new metal part comes across your desk, which do you choose? Fabricating by starting in laser or turret and finishing the forming with a brake press. There are many factors that go into making this decision for customers – but one factor worth considering is value!
I’m looking at two different ways of producing something like stamped steel sheets from our supplier’s preferred blank material (stamping on an automated punch line versus using standard dies), then machine setup costs may not matter as much if they’re relatively small relative
Tolerance challenges are not just limited to material choice. The tolerance of steel, copper, and stainless alloys can be changed with a minimum purchase quantity while thinner aluminum sheets require more than one piece order for fabrication purposes
The custom material will cause the price to go up, as well as make starting and ending difficult when only minimum quantities are required for builds. Additionally, building tooling that accommodates tight thickness tolerances can drive costs unnecessarily high GD&T is a geometric dimensioning and tolerance system that allows for the largest possible margin of error in your designs. Applying GD&T outside its maximum allowed range can lead to higher costs as well as an unpredictable process, but it’s important not to do so because this could result in parts being less reliable or even dangerous during manufacturing!