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Sheet metal part design

Lighter, cheaper, or more functional: How would you like your parts? When sheet metal parts have a well-thought-out design, this allows your machines for laser cutting, punching, or bending to reach their full potential – while saving on materials, costs and effort.

Example: optimised axis stop

The axis stop is conventionally produced out of a welded construction with a semi-finished product and milled parts. The many work steps are both time-consuming and cost-intensive. The new design made of two sheet parts reduces the number of parts and thus the joining processes and material usage.

1. Sawing

...all components to size.

2. Milling

... the contact surfaces, oblong holes and stepping.

3. Drilling

... all holes in the components.

4. Welding

... all four components.

5. Laser cutting

... allows for any desired geometries to be cut into sheet metal, and creates bores.

6. Tapping

... for more strength compared to cut threads.

7. Bending

... replaces welding and decreases the number of parts.

8. -46% in costs

... with the new design

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