Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is the method of design for ease of manufacturing of the assortment of parts that will form the product after assembly. DFM is primarily concerned with reducing overall part production cost and minimizing the complexity of manufacturing operations.
Two great Design for Manufacturing questions: What needs to be added? What needs to be removed?
Design for Manufacturing Aims to:
- Reduce material, overhead and labor cost
- Shorten the product development cycle
- Focus on standards to reduce cost
Key Principles in the DFM Process:
- Minimize part count
- Standardize parts and materials
- Create modular assemblies
- Design for efficient joining
- Minimize re-orientation of parts during assembly and/or machining
- Simplify and reduce the number of manufacturing operations
- Specify ‘acceptable’ surface finishes for functionality
The East West Manufacturing model often engages with a customer at the DFM stage. We love to start here to help a customer:
- Reduce cost
- Remove complexity
- Create manufacturing to consistently achieve quality levels YOU expect
- Ensure you are manufacturing with a trusted source
Our product engineers know how to achieve the results that our customers expect!