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•行业趋势
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•与合适的供应商合作
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行业趋势与增长

在21英石century, data is being consumed and stored at an astronomical pace. The availability of the internet has grown exponentially since its inception, with the entire web now accessible in the palm of your hand. Businesses are moving away from storing data in filing cabinets and toward digitizing information and on-demand analytics.


数字时代还开始进入家庭,随着物联网的扩展,通常被称为物联网。房主可以通过IOT保持联系在他们家中的一切,从远程与他们的前门敲门,以确保他们的烤箱在不回家时关闭。

This growth will only continue to rise as we move to 5G networks, increasing speeds for IoT products, virtual reality (VR), and mobile device streaming. According to技术世界,5G预计比4G快3倍,下载速度为10,000 Mbps(见图1)。

互联网融入日常生活已成为新的正常。根据Cisco,2016年的全球IP流量平均每月96个exabytes(见图2),预计2018年的平均增长率为2016年至2021年的平均增长率为24%。为了支持这一增长,据最近博客文章这侧重于数据存储策略,云存储行业于2017年支出465亿美元,从2016年增加了20%以上,该数字预计未来几年将继续增加。

行业在哪里

As demand for data storage, lightning-fast streaming, and global accessibility increases, it's a given that spending to support the industry will increase with it. The data needs to be stored somewhere, and that somewhere is in data centers. These centers are filled with rows of server racks and HVAC cooling structures. The racks are made up from many different components - server chassis, drive sleds, and fan cages, to name a few - which are commonly comprised of sheet metal parts.

公司在信息和通信技术(ICT)行业的行业经历了不断变化的市场需求波浪。许多公司通过投资自己的自定义硬件的开发来解决这个问题,因此他们不必在队列中等待标准组件返回库存或向其设施发货。定制组件提供许多福利,并在市场上提供竞争优势。公司可以更具创新性,使设计变更在飞行中,以最大限度地提高能耗,电缆管理,地板空间利用和速度的效率。

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Projected Monthly Mobile Video Traffic Growth graph

为可制造性设计

The ICT industry has a very condensed prototype to production timeline. The key to making sure your product development phase goes smoothly is design for manufacturability (DFM) analysis. A DFM engineer reviews part prints and recommends design modifications based on cost, geometric tolerances, material, and more. In some cases, the part is not actually manufacturable because the original design didn't take manufacturing capabilities into account.

“它通常是内部组件,”工程 - 软工具总监Steve Riemenschneider表示,当被问及在分析部分文件时,他经常运行的设计问题。Riemenschneider在30多年内与ICT行业的客户合作。

“它要么具有过多的成形,它的设计成分使其无法弯曲,或者它们不允许弯曲扣除足够的间隙,并且您最终将材料重叠或微不足道的差距能够打孔。”

这些是可以轻松识别的简单问题;DFM工程师还可以与机械工程师合作以克服更复杂的设计障碍。在合适的时间完成后,DFM可以通过在原型阶段的早期与供应商合作来降低成本。

"The earlier we can become involved, the more cost we can take out of the customer's product," stated Jeff Lunda, Director of Engineering - Hard Tooling. Lunda has 20+ years of design for manufacturability (DFM) experience. "Once designs are locked in, once features are locked in, once the high cost items are selected, design modifications become much more restrictive."

With the right supplier, you can move 600+ parts through prototyping and DFM into new product introduction (NPI) and, ultimately, into full production over a few months while scaling back production on legacy products.

灵活和可扩展的制造

软工具和硬刀片金属制造提供了生产自定义服务器机架组件所需的灵活性和可伸缩性。使用激光器,炮塔和制动压力机的软工具允许产品击中地面运行,以极简为零的工具投资。大多数合同制造商在其客户提供大型工具库,无需额外的成本,如果需要特殊成型工具或特征工具,则成本最小。

Along with early DFM analysis, Riemenschneider stressed the importance of partnering with a supplier as early as possible to save on cost. "Working with your manufacturing partner during the prototyping phase and designing based on their tooling library will help reduce costs."

软工具还允许在早期阶段进行设计灵活性。“例如,如果客户想要在一英寸的机架架子架上移动一个孔,则在几个小时内,设计变化可能发生在几个小时内,”Riemenschneider说。

一旦建立了产品的设计,就开始寻找任何额外的成本改进是很重要的。硬工具或金属冲压,是高容量零件的一个很好的选择,降低了部件长期的总成本,增加了部分一致性。零件生产得更快,需要较少的劳动力,这可能是高度有益的,产品成为市场中的主食,需求增加。值得注意的是,设计变更并不像软工具那么简单,并且可以使用与它们相关的代价高昂的价格标签进行多个星期。但是,不要让前期和设计变化成本阻止你;对于正确的应用,ROI可以在短短两个月内实现。

大多数自定义服务器存储机架是软和硬工具组件的混合。知道何时使用软硬工具可以在建造定制钣金组件时保存公司的时间和金钱。

自定义服务器机架产品开发周期图

Choosing the Right Contract Manufacturer

Companies have discovered that a collaborative manufacturing partner can make all the difference in staying ahead of the competition. We've put together a list of questions to ask yourself when the time comes to select your manufacturing partner.


1.Getting to market quickly is important, but can the manufacturer scale and be flexible with you as your demands increase?

2.他们是一个以客户为中心的组织吗?一旦他们赢得该计划,他们会关心你的需求吗?

3.他们是否具有广泛的不同制造过程的知识,让您更具创意,并提出其他公司甚至考虑的解决方案?

4.他们在您的特定市场上有多经历?例如,它们会识别一个单孔,双孔,跳过,单孔,双孔图案,并知道它需要挖掘吗?

使用具有100多个SKU组件的供应商,这些供应商是符合定制和购买的组件的混合的关键。跨越多个供应商的移动产品减慢生产,并在出现问题时创造责备的机会。可以出现的问题的一个例子试图组装由各种供应商和设备构建的组件。每个制造商都运行到不同的公差水平,因此使用多个供应商会阻止每个公司牢记项目的整个范围。一旦组件处于最终组件的一个位置,大大不同的公差水平可能意味着您有一个从一个供应商的零件和太小的零件,它无法正确地组装一切。


选择具有最低部件价格的供应商是诱人的,但重要的是要考虑总费用与部件成本。一家公司之间有一个很大的区别,将使您的零件与您提供的文件以及一家公司一起使用的公司,以便在脑海中与大局优化整个集会。与经验丰富的制造商合作,为您提供不仅可以降低每个部件成本,如DFM,而且还考虑化妆品,二级操作,装配和供应链。

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Tenere Inc.一直在使用顶级云计算公司,超过30年的制造,并组装其定制钣金围栏,金属架,橱柜,服务器机架和机箱。多年来,我们为公司提供了解决方案的解决方案,他们面临的各种挑战在高节奏,不断变化的ICT行业中。

Tenere provides integrated customer-driven solutions to original equipment manufacturers leveraging our expertise in prototyping, design for

manufacturability, tooling, production, and assembly. The company specializes in fabricated sheet metal, injection molded products, machining, cosmetics, as well as providing integration for system-level assembly services. Tenere is headquartered in Dresser, Wis. and operates four manufacturing facilities across North America. Tenere was acquired by The Watermill Group in 2012.

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