Cost Estimation for Design Engineers - Module 4: Living in a Material World

October 6, 2017
DevanTheEngineer reviews the material specs for his design and explores different options for material cost reduction: employing techniques for choosing the least expensive material that meets specs (Yield, Ultimate Tensile, and Shear strengths); creating a new solid model to match the thickness of available factory stock; copying settings between alternative designs to easily cost alternatives; exploring sheet metal nesting options; establishing and tracking a cost target.
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