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Shaft Spline Information

I have a shaft with splines on it that I want to create a drawing for in Solidworks because I may need to have this specific spline replicated on a part in the future. Does anyone have any ...
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I-beam annotation for tube on drawing

I have been sent a clip of a drawing with the following annotations on it, but I've never seen them before and can't figure out what they mean. Is there a standard interpretation of these callouts? ...
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How can I better structure documentation for a quality control process?

In my organization, every unit is built by hand, and every unit is tested. Every product has a written construction procedure and a written test procedure. We're in the process of updating and ...
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What engineering discipline deals with ensuring that a manufacturing and testing process is clearly defined and followed?

I work for a small engineering and manufacturing company. To date our production process for each product has been defined in each critical aspect by the design engineer, then handed to the production ...
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How can I arrange my ECO system to enforce the principle of least privilege?

Right now, changes to BOMs are executed through verbal or email instructions to an employee who serves as BOM gatekeeper. This means paper trails are almost non-existent. Who changed what and why is ...
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Is there a good reason for long and fixed-length serial numbers?

I am involved in an upcoming product launch and we recently had a discussion about serial numbers. We will of course use variant-specific model identifiers and revision numbers, but couldn't see any ...
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I have inherited a product with inconsistent designs sharing the same part number. What do I do?

I am now in charge of a product line my company has been shipping for a decade. One of the previous product engineers was... shall we say, less than conscientious about sustainability and proper ...