Last updated: Feb 21, 2024
Process planning and design is the process of getting out plans for manufacturing as well as the realization of a product to bring it to life. The product design specification is a document that describes the product in order to further its design, including its tolerances, design, features, and what sort of behavior the different components are going to have. This means that it is going to describe the process in excellent detail to provide the perfect roadmap for furthering its creation and manufacturing. This document is one of the last things that is refined when a product is designed and when getting ready for producing a prototype, as it has the most information. At Cad Crowd, we offer plenty of process planning and design freelancers who know the right things to document to help you see your project through in the most efficient way possible.
There is a vast array of things that need to be considered during the process planning and design aspect of the product. One of the things is engineering drawing interpretation. A lot of engineering drawings are created with the sole purpose of showing the different tolerances and dimensions, which are crucial from both functionality and design standpoints. These dimensions are not necessarily important from a production standpoint, so these drawings need to be interpreted to understand what will help the most.
Choosing the materials is another important thing both for production and for the very design of the product. Having knowledge about the behavior and characteristics of the materials will affect the manufacturing results, and so these are very important to consider. It will also affect the selection of tools and machinery that will manufacture these products. The manufacturing process must also be considered, as the drafter will need to know what sort of processes that manufacturing and machining will entail, as well as the downsides and benefits of each one to determine how to move forward with the design.
The chosen manufacturing process will affect the kind of fixtures that will be needed as well, and considering them is important. The different types of manufacturing tools must be understood in order to move forward, as well. For example, if you are using exclusive materials, you will need to be sure you can get access to the important special tools. Costs within the company must also be considered, including the cost of the materials, the cost of machining processes, energy costs, and tooling costs. Finally, the quality assurance methods must be known to find out how you will make sure everything is ready to be put on the market.
All of these intricate details can be handled by the process planning and design freelancers at Cad Crowd. These designers have all been vetted and are more than capable of taking on your project. Send in your project to Cad Crowd and let us find the designer for you. Contact us for a free quote today.