Design & Engineering

Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFM/DFA) (915101)

DFM is the classic method of creating good product designs that reduce part count, simplify manufacturing techniques, and standardize parts and materials with the ultimate goal of developing a quality product at the lowest cost while saving time. The primary advantage of the design for assembly (DFA) methodology is that it ensures a good design early in the design process before much effort and cost has been expended in pursuing an ineffective design.

  • Difficulty Advanced

  • Format Instructor-Led

  • Language English


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  • Understand how DFM impacts product cost and quality
  • Identify ways to simplify your product and dramatically reduce part count
  • Understand the six principles of mistake-proofing (poka-yoke) and how to proactively apply it
  • Learn the principles of design for assembly for both mechanical and electronic products
  • Obtain detailed guidelines of DFM covering fabrication processes used by your company
  • Learn by doing through a series of exercises
  • See hundreds of examples of good and bad design for manufacturability
  • Learn how to optimize tolerances to enhance manufacturability
  • Determine the 10 key steps to DFM implementation
  • Learn a practical methodology for analyzing the manufacturability of your company's products
  • Obtain practical DFM feedback on your existing products or products under development