Major Activities Carried out During Detailed Design Stage
There are two important activities carried out during detailed design stage of machine design cycle, these are:
1) Detailing the parts, components, and their assembly.
2) Finalizing the details of methods of fabrication or manufacturing the machine and its components.
To complete the detailed design stage successfully the designer should have sound technical knowledge about the machine, its components, the materials to be used, the available manufacturing processes, the limitations and capacities of the machines etc. If the designer lacks in this knowledge, they should consult the competent authorities to get full information before carrying the process of detailed design. To successfully carry out the detailed design procedure it is desired that the designer has good knowledge of strength of materials, theory of machines, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electromagnetics, etc.
During the detailed design other factors to be considered are efficiency of the machine, safety margins, quality standards, appearance of the machines etc. Many times a good design has to be abandoned due to reasons like tooling, machining, and manufacturing processes. Hence considering all the relevant factors at this stage is crucial, because once the detailed design is done, the prototype of the actual machine will be made to see of it can work properly.