Product Design for Manufacturing

Designing parts is the first step for any successful manufacturing project, and ensuring that the design is prepared and carefully planned ensures that the manufacturing process goes as smoothly and efficiently as possible. Making sure you have accommodated for numerous considerations in the early stages of design helps avoid major concerns down the line.

Machine Capabilities

Being aware and knowledgeable about the machinery that a specific stamping manufacturer utilizes is important in the beginning stages of your design process. Understanding what processes and materials are compatible with a specific manufacturer helps inform your design specifications, and allows you to shape your design based on the capabilities of the available machinery.

Design Complexity

Many manufacturing projects require specialized machinery, parts, or processes in order to craft a specific design. Considering the complexity of a specific design allows you to inform your manufacturer about special specifications as soon as possible. Taking into account the complexity of your design early on in your process improves the communication between stamping manufacturer and customer, allows time for design modifications, and plans for associated costs.

Part Specifications

As mentioned previously, complex designs call for very distinct part specifications. Including measurements, material details, and even shipping needs during the design phase improves the communication with a manufacturer. The more comprehensive your design is, and the specifications that go along with it, the better a manufacturer can provide products for you in a timely and efficient manner.

Preparing your design can be an intensive process but being proactive and analytical about your design from the get-go can greatly improve the manufacturing process as a whole. Considering the final manufacturing requirements at every step of your design process creates more open communication with your stamping manufacturer and can save you both time and money as your design becomes a reality.

As we have since 1949, Bopp Busch has worked as a valued supplier partner to our customers by providing product design options to save costs. In addition to our core stamping services, we provide e-coating, toolmaking, general assembly, and design services. To learn more about Bopp Busch and our capabilities, contact us today.