Should You Design for Corner Cases
Join Kirk and Fred as they discuss design issues of determining the cost versus risk in future product use conditions and extremes in use.
- Reducing variation in common components, such as screw fasteners throughout a mechanical assembly, is a part of Design for Manufacturing best practices even though the screw may be more than needed in some parts of the design.
- Corner cases of stress conditions are hard to estimate in advance, and most design engineers are probably not estimating use conditions that is close to considered abuse although the customer may not consider it abuse.
- The typical consumer smartphone and computer product specifications has been 0 degrees C to +35 degrees C which is lower that human body temperature, and is ignored by most consumers since we carry smartphones in our pocket and use them when the weather is warmer than 35 C.
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