Factor Of Safety: Factor of safety formula, definition & Examples [PDF]

While designing a product, A design engineer has to take care of Design For Assembly, Design for manufacturing and most importantly the Factor Of Safety. The factor of safety is the most important aspect of product design. Any tolerance in the factor of safety can cause severe consequences. So in this article let us talk …

What Is Profile Tolerance? Definition, Types, Uses, And Examples [PDF]

Profile tolerance in GD & T is the amount of deviation a surface or a line is allowed to have. When used with a datum, profile tolerance can control, form, size, orientation, and even the position also. Let’s learn more about Profile tolerance, the definition, type of profile tolerances with uses and examples in this …

Types Of Bending: Air Bending, Bottoming & Coining [PDF]

The bending process is a widely used forming process for sheet metal parts. Parts like enclosures, computer cases, etc are made using the bending process. Many times plastic parts are converted to sheet metal parts and bending plays a big role in that conversion. Let’s learn more about bending, types of bending, and a detailed …

What Is Bonus Tolerance In GD & T: How To Calculate Bonus Tolerance

In GD & T, often we hear about the term called ” Bonus Tolerance“. Most of the engineering drawings have bonus tolerance mentioned nowadays. Have you ever wondered what is bonus tolerance? Let’s discuss it in this article. Before you know about bonus tolerance, it is very much essential that you know about the maximum …

What is bend allowance: K Factor, Y Factor, Bend Table [PDF]

If you are working in the sheet metal fabrication industry, you might have noticed that the unbend size of a sheet metal part is different than the bend version of the same part. Right? Have you ever wondered, why it is so? Well, that is due to the bend allowance or bend deduction. Let me …

What is a Datum Target : Datum target definition, symbol and types

We already know that datum is the most important thing in GD & T. Without datum it is next to impossible to use GD & T. But establishing datum on an irregular surface is a big challenge. The datum target helps to establish a datum on those kinds of irregular surfaces. Let’s learn more about …

What Is Datum In GD & T: Definition, Types, Uses, And Examples [PDF]

Datum plays an important role in GD & T. Except for form tolerances like Straightness, Flatness, Circularity, and Cylindricity, all other geometrical tolerancing can refer a datum to explain the design intent. So in this article, we will learn more about ” What is a datum in GD & T with definition, type, uses, and …