Best Practices for Preparing Your Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Best Practices for Preparing Your Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) has revolutionized the manufacturing industry, making it possible to achieve unmatched precision in CNC machining while saving time and reducing costs. Let’s take a look at some of the best practices involved with preparing a CAD design for a precision CNC machining project:

Design with Tolerances

Designing with tolerances in mind allows for adjustments during the manufacturing process, thus ensuring the final product meets the required specifications.

Design for Manufacturability

This involves designing products that can be manufactured using existing precision CNC machining processes and techniques, minimizing the need for unique machining processes.

Optimize Toolpaths

Optimizing toolpaths reduces the time it takes to manufacture the product while reducing tool wear.

Choose the Right Tool

Selecting the appropriate cutting tool ensures the final product meets the required specifications while also reducing tool wear.

JW Machine welcomes the opportunity to partner with you on your next contract manufacturing and/or prototypes to production manufacturing project. We are an ISO 9001/AS 9100 certified machine shop that meets the highest quality standards in all of our precision CNC machining processes. In addition to CAD design, we offer a wide array of machine shop services including CNC turning, CNC milling, laser engraving, laser cutting, small part machining, and close tolerance machining. We partner with a variety of industries including aerospace, defense, and OEM parts manufacturing. Our expert machinists and machine shop staff are ready to work with you. Give JW Machine a call to learn more today!