Part Consolidation

A design process where an assembly made up of many parts is redesigned to be made with fewer parts by combining multiple parts that would otherwise be bonded, welded, brazed, or fastened together into a single part. This is often done by using additive manufacturing processes to create parts that would need to be made in multiple parts because of the constraints of traditional manufacturing. Welded assemblies are a common type of assembly that can benefit from part consolidation using additive manufacturing.

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