Boss and Rib Design
This is part 3 of our 4-part mini-series on Early Supplier Involvement. One of the key areas of DFM is Rib and Boss design. In many ways, proper rib and boss design is directly related to reducing sink by maintaining nominal walls. We’ll break this section down into 2 parts: Ribs, and Bosses. In many cases, ribs and bosses work together. For example, a rib may be used to support a boss by either tying it into an adjacent wall or used as gussets when there are no other walls to connect to.