Tag Archives: Design for Manufacturability

Three courses to learn Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) techniques

In the world of early stage machinery and capital equipment manufacturing, we concern ourselves with many interdependent questions regarding functionality and cost.  Proving the concept and creating a functional prototype are only part of the battle.  Once some semblance of a working machine is complete, we need to know how to launch into production while […]

Why DFM and DFMA are so important in the product development process

Share article: Engineers, product, managers and new product development teams face early stage challenges that most people don’t realize. Not only are they juggling design, functionality, durability and other product related issues, there is a manufacturing issue on the horizon. The ultimate goal of most organizations engaging in new product development is to work through […]

Design for Manufacturability (DFM) – 4 simple tweaks you can make to your design in a day

Share article: Design for Manufacturability (DFM) is the younger sibling to Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) and cousins to Value Engineering, though sometimes the words are used interchangeably.  No sense in splitting hairs, but Strictly speaking, DFM is concerned with the production of parts and low level assemblies that will be later integrated at […]

DFM and DFA in the New Product Introduction Process

Design for Manufacturability (DFM) At some point during your New Product Introduction Process, you’re going to start thinking about the design for manufacturing and assembly, this is commonly referred to as DFMA.  The fact is, ambitious companies that plan to bring a new product to the market are forced to cobble together prototypes and alpha […]