Design Mistakes To Avoid When Manufacturing

If you are working with metal engineers to design products that go into manufacturing, this requires collaboration between all parties to ensure the designs will meet the manufacturing requirements. This will mean a lot of time, effort and money are saved in the long run, as minimal to no changes should then be made once the designs are finalised and passed on to the metal fabricators.

At Ogis Engineering, we work with our clients from design to delivery to bring any project to life. While we have adopted the latest technology that allows us to get real-time feedback for machined parts, it is still important to avoid common mistakes to prevent the project from being disrupted. We have gathered below our top avoidable common mistakes that we have been seeing in our clients’ designs.


Uncertainty of Machine Capabilities

Many clients do not fully understand the machining capabilities for various parts as they have not consulted a metal fabrication company. It is important to get to know your metal fabricator and the various machines they use in their process to give you more insights about the business, how they work and assess any potential issues that could require alterations in your project design.


Non-essential Difficult Features

Some features are harder to fabricate, manufacture or could require a lot of additional funds that could be unjustified if the feature is not deemed essential. This does not only add to the project’s overall cost but could also mean that the final output is not durable enough due to its original design.


Lack of Detail

Each part should have its specifications detailed, so remember it is always better to provide more information than not enough. This makes it easier for your metal fabrication company to understand your project’s design and requirements, and some of this information is critical for the success of your project.



This is often overlooked by some metal engineers as they do not consider how the outcome of the project will be achieved after the design phase. Projects may require a lot of preparation if the material, size or shape of the elements is not standardised; while a simple tweak in the design will save a lot of time and money, eliminating the need for any special tools or machines.

Metal fabrication and engineering can be complex, and it is important to note that these are just a few common mistakes that we have been seeing throughout our years of experience. Consult your project designers, metal engineers and fabricators, and remember that clear communication is critical for your project’s success.

If you are looking for a reliable metal fabrication company, contact us today. At Ogis Engineering, we have decades of experience that allows us to work with various industries to bring any design to life.