Today’s engineers have more choices than ever when it comes to specifying the proper components for all types of applications. Standard components, which are manufactured to an exact industry standard, are usable on a wide range of applications. In fact, engineers specify standard components roughly 90% of the time. By contrast, a special component is precisely designed and built to fit a specific application — allowing engineers to define the way in which the part is used. With no limit to the size, shape or construction of the part, these unique components account for about 10% of all specifications.
Today, there has been major progress in the development of these customized components, making them an ideal solution for an increasing number of applications. In the end, the advantages and disadvantages of selecting standard components or special components are largely determined by the application itself, but recent manufacturing innovations have made it possible to choose special components when it may have been impossible before. Yet many myths persist about special components — namely, how much they cost, how long it takes to produce them and whether they can be replicated.
Watch this webinar to learn:
-The truth about the cost and timing of manufacturing special components
-How special (application-specific) components can actually help you save money in the long run
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