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Design for Manufacturing FAQ

Have you ever wondered what it takes to design parts for the die casting process? Where is the optimal gate location? How thin can the walls be? What features can be added? 

Join Dynacast’s Senior Application Engineer, Max Gondek, as he discusses just what it takes to design parts for precision die casting. Max holds a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue and has been in the die casting industry for more than ten years. He’s held positions in product development, project management, application engineering and is an overall expert on design for manufacturing (DFM). He eats, sleeps and breathes DFM—loves learning how things work. 

Max is a true believer that a solid DFM process and upfront engineering can address major manufacturing problems like suboptimal part quality, high component costs, multiple redesigns or missed launch dates due to a strained supply chain. 
Why is Design for Manufacturing (DFM) important?
Can you show an example of a real-life DFM project?
Does DFM change the function of my part?
Do you have a dedicated team to assist with DFM?
How does DFM help avoid shrinkage porosity?
How does draft impact part design in die casting?
What are the advantages of fillets and radii in part design?
What if my part keeps failing testing? How can DFM help?
What is the function of ejector pin bosses?
What is the importance of tolerances in the die casting process?
How does material play into Design for Manufacturing?

Interested in learning more? Fill out the form below to access our free on-demand webinar, "Design for Manufacturing: A Critical Step for Successful Production."

 

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Last updated 04.26.2022