Complex Plastic Part Design to Reduce COGS... Tooling vs Labor?

Updated: Sep 9

Creating features within plastic parts for assembly of other components can lessen fastener counts and shorten assembly labor hours. With higher resolution 3d printing becoming more affordable, its easier than ever to test features like snap-fits to determine possibilities of reducing the COGS from the initial bill of materials.

Benefits of a complex plastic part used to locate other parts.

• Fewer Raw Parts and Fasteners

• Less Assembly Time

• Reduced Overall COGS

Drawbacks

• Higher Initial Tooling Cost

Below are various SLS/SLA/FDM 3D printed models used for design validation.

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CONCLUSION


By creating advanced designs using manufacturable snap-fit assembly features, I can provide complex plastic part designs and product assemblies that lower GOGS by making manufacturing easier.


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