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1. (CNC) Ditch 90-Degree corners for radii

Adding a fillet or a radius to a part can minimize the overall machine time, that is the time it takes to CNC a part. The reason for this is because 90-degree cuts mean the cutting tool needs to pass the corner entirely, then come back around to cut across the adjacent axis. This is illustrated below:

 

2. Work within standard stock dimensions 

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Standard stock sizes mean less wasted material and machine time. If only a small portion of a design needs to be 

 

3. If one part is complex, break it into two parts (CNC)

Sometimes engineers try and do too much with one part which results in a complex, difficult to machine part. It can be better to just break down your design into two or more parts. For instance if one section of a part needs to be 2 inches thick, DON’T mill a 2 inch piece of stock down in the surrounding areas. 

(Note: use image of Rip-it carriage with bearing block to show how you’d have to mill the entire piece to have that one area be thick enough for the bearings)

 

4. Wall thickness (Injection, 3D printing)

An overly thick wall is disastrous to a parts integrity. An overly thick part means more material, resulting in a heavier and more time-consuming part. This means costs go up two fold. Then as to add insult to injury your part will weigh a done and deform. 

(Note: use image of Rip-it carriage with bearing block to show how you’d have to mill the entire piece to have that one area be thick enough for the bearings)

 

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