Punch Dies: Knockouts Round 2

Continuing with punch die knockouts, let’s cover techniques to keep a knockout in place. In the case of a large product, as shown in Fig. 1, several tapped holes made inside the knockout, and the knockout is held by screwing ...

UPDATE MAKEiT, Inc: Project Bigfoot

This week we catch up with our friends at MAKEiT, Inc on their project Bigfoot as well as their new technology. Check out how MISUMI Aluminum Extrusion, bearings and shafts gave them the precision they needed to create their 3D printed ...

The Technique of Losing Weight: Part Two

Strength and Shape Design Considerations After looking at ways to use different plastics instead of metal in last week’s post, we will examine shape and material in this week’s post. Weight reduction is a design task assigned to many engineers, ...