Reduce the cost of your designs - as you are designing them - with Design for Manufacture (DFM) and DFM Concurrent Costing®. DFM will help you analyse and compare the costs of different materials and manufacturing methods, in the design phase. Simplify the assembly and manufacture of your designs - which leads to significant cost savings - with Design for Assembly (DFA). DFA will help you estimate the difficulty of assembly, eliminate unnecessary parts and assembly tooling, and design products that are less costly to manufacture. Hundreds of leading companies use DFMA® methods and tools to make their products "lean from the start." Since the methodology and tools were introduced to the marketplace by Dr. Boothroyd and Dr. Dewhurst in 1983, these companies - including Harley-Davidson, John Deere, and Abbott Laboratories - have cut millions from their product manufacturing costs while creating products that are easier to manufacture and maintain.
|"You want me to
manufacture this design? You're joking, right?" If you find
yourself asking this question more often than you'd like,
DFMA can help. You and your design engineers can quickly
analyse and manipulate different design approaches. The
resulting lean design will contain fewer parts and be easier
|You can improve the
manufacturability of your design using DFMA software through
product simplification. You can explore alternatives in
processes and materials, and immediately see the cost impact
of your decisions. You can provide factual data to
manufacturing and your managers, so you can all make valid
business decisions about your product design.
|Cost Management||Executive Management|
|You have a target cost
in mind for a new or existing product. What are the main
contributors to the cost of the product? DFMA tools can
answer that question for you. They can also help you work
more effectively with your design and manufacturing
engineers, and outside suppliers.
|"What will it cost to
produce this? How can we reduce the cost without sacrificing
quality?" Our tools make it possible for you to obtain
answers to these questions that are based on real-life,
accurate data. Data that can be used to support productive,
objective discussions, improve products while reducing
costs, and hold suppliers to reliable "should cost"
When: 13-14 June 2013
Where: Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Why: The 2013 International Forum on DFMA
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