Due to the special material properties of sheet metal, for sheet metal equipment, its design is more affected by factors such as material properties, processing technology, manufacturing cost, etc., which is also the process that designers need to design in sheet metal equipment. Considered comprehensively. The following is a brief overview of the impact of the sheet metal process on the design of sheet metal.
The sheet metal design is inseparable from the sheet metal process, and the sheet metal processing process affects the design of sheet metal products. Sheet metal processing consists of two large blocks, processing and surface treatment. The remarkable feature of sheet metal is that the thickness of the same part is consistent. By definition, sheet metal is a cold work process for metal sheets, including shearing, punching/cutting/compositing, folding, riveting, splicing, and forming (such as automobile bodies). The surface treatment of sheet metal is mainly in two major ways: spray (dusting) and injection. Large pieces are usually sprayed, and small pieces can be sprayed. This is determined by the characteristics of the process. Sheet metal casing processing from the laser cutting, bending, welding, grinding, polishing, assembly, spraying and other processes, the processing accuracy and welding caused by the problem to a certain extent affect the product's aesthetics.
The styling constraints caused by the sheet metal material processing properties. The sheet metal material is mostly plate-shaped, and its freedom in design is not so large compared to plastic materials. Therefore, in its styling design, it can't do the shape you can think of like plastic molding. Because the sheet metal process is limited by the bending angle and assembly tolerance, the shape is more simple and intuitive under the premise of ensuring mass production. It is difficult to realize the profiled surface shell, and the surface is more flat cutting, one-way arc surface, etc. The way of performance, to be neat and beautiful.
Manufacturing costs are another important factor affecting the design of sheet metal. Industrial design is first of all technology, application, and to make Party A's products profitable, so cost control is another key to landing. The general shape of sheet metal processing is relatively small in the early stage without the need to open the mold, but the processing cost per piece is relatively high, and the designer needs to strictly control the manufacturing cost of the product in the design. Good sheet metal equipment industrial design, can withstand the blame and scrutiny of sheet metal processing plants, from color matching to structure.
In short, in the design process of sheet metal equipment, designers not only need to have good ideas, but also need more combined processing techniques, and strictly control costs, designing beautiful on the basis of ensuring product performance. Meet the actual production of the product.