How do designers' and engineers' models have an impact on machining and manufacturing? This class explores topics that need consideration throughout the design and engineering phase of each new project, including feature selection and issues surrounding modeling with parts versus assemblies.
- Obtain a working understanding of the concept of design for manufacturing
- Understand how design features impact manufacturing
- Learn how to integrate the use of common CAD design tools to speed CNC programming
- Learn how to incorporate collaboration and data-transfer considerations into the design process
With over 30 years of hands-on machining, CAD, and CAM experience, Jeff Walters often speaks to designers and engineers about the importance of understanding manufacturing and the machining process as part of the design process. He also presents classes teaching computer numerical control (CNC) programmers how to get the most out of their CAD tools when CNC programming. A registered Autodesk Certified SolidWorks Professional, Jeff is comfortable navigating between SolidWorks software and Inventor software as he uses Autodesk's CAM software technology to demonstrate the tips, tricks, and techniques that help people implement and benefit from an integrated-design-to-manufacturing workflow.