Machinery / Mechanical Design

Mechanical Design is a Jigsaw Puzzle

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I’ve been doing machine design for about 10 years and I often compare the mechanical design process to a creating a jigsaw puzzle.   The most obvious parallel is that there are many pieces for both a machine and puzzle that must fit and work together. Even simple machines are broken down into multiple subassemblies that need to fit together like puzzle pieces. Each subassembly piece has to fit together in the process and in the context of […]