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Hydroforming: History and Advantages

Introduction: There is always a challenge to meet the high expectations of auto and aero industry when it comes to the parts. The suppliers need to maintain industry standard accuracy and precision in these parts. These parts undergo processing to achieve the desired component dimensions keeping their end application in mind. One has to also go through documentation, various processes and extensive quality checks to deliver as per industry standards due to demand in the projects. To ensure...

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Design Considerations during Design of Rubber Parts

During designing a rubber component, multiple factors need to be taken care of. These factors are as listed: material considerations with required technical specifications and also as per applicability and function, radius and wall thickness, gate location in mould, rib inclusion, mould shrinkage and draft. Basic Design Aspects (Wall Thickness, Radius, Draft) While designing rubber components, some basic aspects to adhere to is wall thickness. Most of industry hoses or pipes are made of rubber...

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How to Create Embossing and Engraving in CATIA V5 and CATIA 3DEXPERIENCE

Embossing is a metal forming process for producing raised or sunken designs or relief in sheet metal by means of matched male and female roller dies, theoretically with no change in metal thickness, or by-passing sheet or a strip of metal between rolls of the desired pattern. Steps to create embossing/engraving in CATIA V5: In the first step, open a blank drawing file from CATIA drafting workbench. In this drafting file, one has to insert the text that needs to be engraved or embossed. Any font...

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Parametric Modelling in CATIA V5

The dimensions in a 3D Model have some relationships or interconnections with each other in Parametric Modelling in CATIA V5. If any one of the dimensions is changed in 3D Model, then all other dimensions will also change in the specified ratio. Key tools used in Parametric Modelling are: Parameters Formulas Design Table Parameters Parameters are the characteristics that control different aspects of geometry and features. Parameters could be of different types such as Length,...

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Links Management in CATIA V5

CATIA link is a dependency relation used to share geometric, parametric or positioning information between components in CATIA V5. Links in CATIA are unidirectional and always point from the child to the parent. Types of Links There are five types of links each of which are explained below with a common example. The CCP link The first CAT Part contains the geometrical definition of the raw material used to create the table leg. The second CAT Part contains the geometrical definition of the finished...

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Understanding Boolean Operations in CATIA V5

Boolean operation is an important feature in CATIA V5. Types of Boolean operations include Assemble, Add, Remove, Intersect, Union Trim, and Remove Lump. Assemble The Assemble command basically works considering the polarity of the solid bodies. One may be interested to know what actually is the polarity of a body. In simple words, it can be said that whenever a new body is created using material formation like pad, shaft and rib or multi-section solid, then that body can be considered as positive...

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Design Considerations during Design of Plastic Parts

Plastic part design consideration plays a significant role in designing and manufacturing a plastic component. Whenever a Product Designer designs a plastic part, it is important to take care of factors such as the moulding process, selection of material, mass manufacturing process and overall area of the part around the functional need by keeping the design intent intact or the end use in consideration. Overall Area of the Part While engineering plastics are used in many diverse and demanding...