The complexity of a part depends on several factors. The beginning of a machined part is the foundation of a successful product. It all starts with an idea, of course, but that idea needs to be translated properly and accurately in order for the part to have the desired outcome. The universal communication tool that is used is the Partprint and solid model. The prints and model will have everything a machine shop needs to know to understand what the engineer is trying to accomplish, what the final part will look like including any special features that should be added to the part and how the part should function. In my next blog I will talk about the different machine types and how each machine serves a special purpose depending on the part.