Design Methodology for Cost-Effective Powertrain Components.
Parts are rarely, if ever, designed for cold forming. Consequently, there are steps that are critical to achieve cost-effective cold formed components and assemblies.
Netform Design Approach
Netform does not develop finished products, but rather it develops products as one part of a larger whole. Products not built to a print, but outcomes.
Every product NETFORM develops is different – this is because all customer requirements and desired outcomes differ depending on the application. This requires a unique overall approach of successfully marrying product needs with the capabilities of cold forming. This enables the design of powertrain components that provide weight reduction, part consolidation, strength increase, improved packaging, etc
To summarize – involve Netform early, share the overall design concept and involve manufacturing.
Doing this will give the best results with regard to designing cost-effective cold formed components and assemblies. When the NETFORM design philosophy is applied the following outcomes are possible: