Features in Design and Manufacturing

In manufacturing, a feature can be described a physically identifiable portion of a part, such as hole, slot, pin, or chamfer.

In design, a feature is the same, but means so much more. Features are there to serve a purpose in the product.

Some of the many features available include:

Holes Slots Chamfers

Beads Bevels Keyways

Fillets Bosses Grooves

The above features plus many more make up an a extensive database of features that both designers and manufacturers have at their fingertips. By coordinating a role between design and manufacturing, the features can be beneficial to both.

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