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CNC Machining: How to Reduce Costs and Accelerate Production

Available On Demand Until March 21, 2020

As one of the most common manufacturing processes for rapid prototyping and low-volume production, knowing how to design for CNC machining is an invaluable skill set for any product designer or engineer.

In this Webinar, we’ll share how to optimize your design for the subtractive manufacturing process and provide tips on how to accelerate production time and reduce part cost.

The presentation will include: 

  • A comparison between CNC machining for prototyping and low-volume production
  • Guidelines for designing common part features, wall heights, and holes
  • How to select the proper material for your application
  • Methods for reducing machining costs

Gus Breiland, Technical Sales Engineer, Protolabs

Gus Breiland has been supporting customer success for more than 13 years at Protolabs. With 20-plus total years of industry experience, his design and manufacturing background helps customers find solutions to a variety of issues, such as part geometry, manufacturing requirements, part and assembly performance and quality, cost considerations, and timelines. Breiland has been one of many leaders in the growth and advancement of Protolabs.
His experience includes:

Parts and assembly designer for plastics, CNC machining, casting, sheet metal, 3D printing, and various tooling processes.
CAD/CAM user with extensive experience in molding, machining, assembly, and more.
Solution finder and customer-support resource, including directly communicating with customers to help manage various manufacturing processes, expectations, timelines, and geometry.

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