Figure 5. You can put in a length of
tooling to accommodate the longest
possible variation and simply leave it
in the machine.
Figure 3. Sheet utilization for this
traditionally fabricated sample part
is poor, and the scrap rate tops out
at roughly 43 percent.
Figure 4. If this component were
designed for laser welding, the
flattened geometry would be a
perfect rectangle, increasing the
number of body components on the
sheet. This results in a scrap rate of
about 16 percent.