In my years of experience working with manufacturing teams, I've seen both excellent and not-so-great practices around welding when it relates to manufactured products. In the not-so-great cases, the problems are ordinarily a lack of knowledge of how welds are defined. The issues may even consist of a failure to understand how the weld specifications are communicated internally from the engineer designing the product to the shop floor producing the product. In some situations, it's even a lack of understanding of the importance of weld symbols.
Are you familiar with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)? Maybe you are, but you may lack understanding of how to utilize it or why it might be necessary. In this blog, I will cover what GD&T is, how it can help you develop a consistent part measurement process, and the importance of datums in GD&T for engineers and designers.
If you never heard of xDesign, you are in for a treat. As you all know we made leaps and bounds in technology within the last 10 years, and it is still growing. More and more companies are faced with new challenges and are hungry for great products without the overhead and expensive IT cost typically associated with engineering. The cost of servers and their upkeep is enormous. Many companies no longer maintain an IT person on staff, those requirements are more and more being outsourced. This does save money, but it is a partial solution to the problem. Currently there are many companies and organizations looking for a solution that does not require IT overhead. If this is something you are looking for, you are at the right place.
Recently, employers are faced with a new variety of challenges. In 2020, employers are looking for ways to cut cost and maintain their employees. Covid-19 has even made it harder to do business, especially in the service industry.
Warren McCray, Technical Solutions Consultant, MFG
arren McCray, Technical Solutions Consultant, MFG