What Is Tool Design? Factors Affecting the Design of Tools
Tool design is a process of which comprises the planning, designing, developing, and analysis of tools, methods and procedures necessary to increase manufacturing efficiency and productivity.
Factors affecting the tool design
The design of a tool depends on the function to be performed by that tool. There are some factors, which will have a large impact on the tool design. Factors need to consider during the design process are
- The function of Tool – Simply how it works and what is ultimatum need?
- Size and type of machine tool.
- Number of components to be made and how many times a single tool needs to perform its operation.
- Aesthetic - Shape, color, decorations, etc. needed.
- Environment – What kind of environment and its effects on the tool, example dry, wet, corrosive, etc.
- Types of workpiece material.
- The degree of accuracy and precision required.
- Types and sequence of operation need to be performed.
- Interaction with user - Design should consider how the tool will interact with the user.
- Interaction with other components and buildings - Locating and clamping surfaces, vibration and noise.
- Availability of material, tools, technology and expertise - you can build a thing only with what you have available to you. So it is necessary to know what kind of technology and materials are available.
- Safety - Safety is crucial, all design should ensure the safety.
- Trends – Designer should consider current trends in the industry that is an investment for the future.
Industrial and workplace laws.