Engineering Tips & Tricks

Design tips


Designing sheet metal parts to reduce weight

Designing sheet metal parts to reduce weight Sheet metal parts may be shrewdly stiffened using pressed or formed features, without ...
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Folding Sheet Metal

Tips for Folding Sheet Metal If multiple returns are desired on a sheet metal pressing, a good rule of thumb ...
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Torsional Loading Conditions

Tips for Torsional Loading Conditions Cross bracing   As seen from the figures opposite, diagonal bracing adds significant torsional stiffness ...
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Making the most of Inflection Points

Tips & Tricks: Making the most of Inflection Points In a rigid beam under bending, the bending moment passes through ...
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Design for machined parts

Tips & Tricks - Design for machined parts Designing cost-effective machined parts has some distinct differences compared to designing cast ...
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Living Hinges

Tips & Tricks: Living Hinges A living hinge (or plastic hinge) is a cleverly designed thin section of material that ...
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Rule of Thumb for Section Design

Tips & Tricks – Rule of Thumb for Section Design For thin sections with the same outer dimensions, the Rule ...
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Zinc Coatings

Tips & Tricks – Zinc Coatings When your steel product requires a surface finish that will be corrosion-resistant, there are ...
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Designing Mating Parts with Rotational Symmetry

Tips & Tricks – Designing Mating Parts with Rotational Symmetry Right and left handed parts are a common occurence in ...
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Getting the most out of the design process – reducing product development costs!

Getting the most out of the design process – reducing product development costs! Motovated has always focused on the synergy ...
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Analysis tips


Tips & Tricks – Re-entrant corners!

Analysis of re-entrant stresses in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) This tip relates to analysis of re-entrant stresses in Finite Element ...
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Tips & Tricks – machine bracket redesign

Tips & Tricks - machine bracket redesign In this tip, we take a look at redesigning machine brackets to reduce ...
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Tips & Tricks – which weld is the best?

Tips & Tricks - which weld is the best? Weld 1: standard fillet weld     Weld 2: combination groove ...
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Tips & Tricks: Designing for Hertzian Contact

Machine Design - Tips & Tricks: Designing for Hertzian Contact Sometimes in machine design it is very difficult to avoid ...
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Tips & Tricks: Inplane Effects

Tips & Tricks: Inplane Effects The example below highlights how compressive and tensile loads effect the capacity of a part ...
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Tips & Tricks: Inplane and large displacements

Tips & Tricks: Inplane and large displacements A common analysis example is a flat-walled tank under a pressure load. With ...
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Tips & Tricks – Weld Analysis Tools

Tips & Tricks - Weld Analysis Tools SolidWorks 2010 comes with a new edge weld tool which helps designers size ...
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Tips & Tricks – Choosing Sections for Torsion Loading

Tips & Tricks - Choosing Sections for Torsion Loading The type of section chosen will greatly influence the torsional stiffness ...
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Tips & Tricks – Designing for Impact Loads (Round 2)

Tips & Tricks - Designing for Impact Loads (Round 2) Energy absorption is the key to designing beams for impact ...
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Tips & Tricks: 3-2-1 Jig Theory applied to FEA Boundary Conditions

Tips & Tricks: 3-2-1 Jig Theory applied to FEA Boundary Conditions Any solid body as 6 rigid body degrees of ...
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Tips & Tricks: Fast and Easy Meshing!

Tips & Tricks: Fast and Easy Meshing! We all know how frustrating it can be to get complex models to ...
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Tips & Tricks: Simulation Modelling for Quicker Solution Times

Tips & Tricks: Simulation Modelling for Quicker Solution Times Here at Motovated we like to integrate analysis and FEA right ...
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Tips & Tricks: Tips For Shell Analysis In SolidWorks Simulation

Tips & Tricks: Tips For Shell Analysis In SolidWorks Simulation If you have spent much time performing shell analyses, you ...
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Tips & Tricks: Solid Works Tips

Tips & Tricks: SolidWorks Tips In this SolidWorks Tip & Trick we offer few hints we have found helpful when ...
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Tips & Tricks: Creep Analysis of Plastics in SolidWorks

Creep Analysis of Plastics in SolidWorks In this Tip & Trick we take a look at the creep analysis of ...
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Tips & Tricks: Part 1 – Which FEA Simulation Software Is Best?

Tips & Tricks: Part 1 - Which FEA Simulation Software Is Best? FEA Simulation Software. For most engineering problems there ...
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Tips & Tricks: Part 2 – What’s the best value FEA approach for your business?

Tips & Tricks: Part 2 - What's the best value FEA approach for your business? 'CAD-embedded' Finite Element Analysis (FEA) ...
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Tips & Tricks: AutoDesk Force Effect

Tips & Tricks: AutoDesk ForceEffect Ever had to scribble down a rough sketch of some problem geometry, run some quick ...
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Tips & Tricks: How material edge treatments aid folding plates

Tips & Tricks: How material edge treatments aid folding plates   Folding thick plates Sometimes the edges of thick plates ...
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Tips & Tricks: 3 Steps to verify FEA results.

Engineering Analysis - Tips & Tricks: 3 Steps to verify FEA results. Before you set up an FEA, we suggest ...
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