In this lesson you will learn about adding gussets to your part design. Gussets are used to support bosses, corners, and side walls. As we’ve seen with other design features, the thickness, height, and placement of gussets are important considerations since they will influence the moldability, function, appearance, and quality of a part.
Learn how to evaluate the design, placement, size, and number of gussets in this lesson. Also covered are the impact of gussets on filling and cooling behavior, and how gussets affect volumetric shrinkages and flange warpage.