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What are Manufacturing Drawings?

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Manufacturing Drawings are known as Production Drawings or Working Drawings. It’s a complete set of manufacturing drawings that includes all the information required for production. No questions are left unanswered. We use best technical drawing with building design and drafting services which help us pay attention to detail.

People often get confused between engineering drawings and manufacturing drawings. Most of the time, there are departments for each within a company that require a different set of skills. Although they are different, they go hand in hand and work together for the result. However, the distinction becomes lost in smaller companies since one or a few people handle engineering and Manufacturing together.

Manufacturing drawings are self-explanatory. They come with detailed specifications of the product. Depending on the production quantities, manufacturer, and other factors, the manufacturer determines the product’s method. The manufacturing drawings offer a plethora of information for the manufacturer. This information includes:

  • Material type
  • Full dimensions
  • Welding information
  • Surface/cosmetic finish
  • Hardware

The information on a manufacturing drawing sets the stage for how the shop floor makes the part. It’s a medium used to communicate how to fabricate parts based on the requirements. It acts as a foundation for planning and making the Manufacturing based on the print’s detailed information.

These drawings are split into main categories.

1. Part/Component Drawings

In this category, drawings detail parts themselves that require Manufacturing and intend for the machinist. They show the information needed for the finishing processes. The drawings include the following information:

  • Material Specification
  • Linear Dimensions, including Tolerances
  • Angular Dimensions, including Tolerances
  • Geometric Tolerances
  • Surface Finish Type and Tolerances

2. Assembly Drawings

Depending on the complexity, assembly drawing is often structured into a top-level assembly and sub-assemblies. It gives more clarity on the whole product. Assembly drawings include:

  • All Sub-Assemblies used within the assembly.
  • All bought-in parts, including specific part numbers, manufacturers or suppliers.
  • All parts to be manufactured.
  • Fixings such as Bolts, Nuts, Washers etc.
  • Bill of materials (BOM) showing a complete list of all parts
  • The drawings clearly show how the product fits together. It includes several views, such as a plan, top, side, isometric, and other exploded views.
  • Additional information like weight and assembly instructions are included if required.

Good quality drawings must show all the information that is required, but no more than needed. An example is too many dimensions or too many views.

What Manufacturing Drawing Service do we offer?

We pride ourselves on the drawings. Australian Design and Drafting’s team qualifies as a draughtsman. It confuses an industry problem of untrained draughtsmen creating drawings without knowledge of drawing standards or manufacturing processes because modern CAD Packages allow easy dimensioning.

We offer complete Manufacturing Drawing packages, which include the information required for manufacture. We liaise with manufacturers.

What information do we require to create Manufacturing Drawings?

We can work from:

Creating manufacturing drawings typically requires several pieces of information to accurately depict the design and specifications of a product. Here’s a list of the key information needed:

  1. Detailed Design Specifications: These include dimensions, tolerances, material specifications, surface finishes, and any other specific requirements for the product.
  2. Engineering CAD Models: Computer-Aided Design (CAD) models serve as the foundation for manufacturing drawings. They provide the detailed geometry of the part or assembly.
  3. Assembly Instructions (if applicable): If the product consists of multiple parts that need to be assembled, assembly instructions detailing how the parts fit together may be required.
  4. Bill of Materials (BOM): A list of all the components and materials needed to manufacture the product. This includes part numbers, descriptions, quantities, and possibly supplier information.
  5. Tolerance Requirements: Clear specifications regarding the allowable variations in dimensions and other parameters. This ensures that the manufactured parts meet the required quality standards.
  6. Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) Information: GD&T symbols and annotations define the allowable variations in form, profile, orientation, and location of features on the part.
  7. Material Specifications: Details about the type of material(s) to be used for manufacturing each component, including material properties such as strength, hardness, and conductivity.
  8. Surface Finish Requirements: Specifications for surface roughness, texture, or coating requirements, which can significantly impact the functionality and appearance of the final product.
  9. Manufacturing Processes and Instructions: Information about the specific manufacturing processes required to produce each component, such as machining, casting, forging, or additive manufacturing. This may include details like tooling requirements, machining instructions, heat treatment processes, etc.
  10. Safety and Compliance Requirements: Any safety considerations or regulatory compliance standards that need to be adhered to during the manufacturing process.
  11. Revision History and Document Control: It’s essential to keep track of any changes made to the design or specifications over time to ensure that the manufacturing drawings are up-to-date.

How much does Manufacturing Drawing cost?

At Australian Design & Drafting’s, we offer fixed quotations that have enough information to quantify the work. We understand that hourly rates do not give a complete picture and no indication of the final cost.

Drafting Design Tools and Software

Our Expert Engineers & Drafters are versatile enough to use any software that the process might require. We successfully managed Drafting and Design projects that involved software like AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Solidworks, Revit Architecture, Architectural Desktop, Microstation, and 3D Studio Max.