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    March 24, 2020

    What is Design for Manufacturing or DFM?

    Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is the process of designing parts, components or products for ease of manufacturing with an end goal of making a better product at a lower cost. This is done by simplifying, optimizing and refining the product design. The acronym DFMA (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly) is sometimes used interchangeably with...

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    December 05, 2017

    DFM Rules of Thumb for Accurate Plastic Injected Parts

    Accuracy demands attention and making accurate parts, consistently, requires close attention to design for manufacturablility (DFM). The goal of the DFM process is to reduce manufacturing costs without reducing performance, and that means every detail of your product or part is on the table. Yes, we harp a lot on DFM, but it’s a critical part...

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    July 27, 2017

    5 Factors That Affect Design for Manufacturability (DFM) [VIDEO]

    You say potato, I say po-tah-to...

    Whether you call it Design for Manufacturing, Design for Manufacturability or DFM — and we've called it all three — the goal is the same: How do you design a part so that it's easy to produce at the lowest possible price without diminishing quality or functionality?  

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    July 07, 2017

    Can Increasing Design Tolerances Cut Your Production Costs?

    Want a simple way to potentially save on production costs?

    Take a look at your tolerances. 

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    May 10, 2017

    What You Need to Know About Design for Manufacturing [CHART]

    The phrase "design for manufacturing" gets tossed about rather freely, but what does it mean? Isn't all "design" intended "for manufacturing"? 

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    April 21, 2017

    How to Get Your Plastic Injection Part Design Ready for Manufacturing

    Design is a big deal. It’s so big it’s a category with subcategories under it. There’s design for

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    February 16, 2017

    What To Look For in a Product Design Service Firm

    In the beginning, there was an idea. But what comes next? How do you turn your vision into a reality? Or should you? Is it time to talk with an product development firm and, if so, where do you start?

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    February 14, 2017

    How Engineering Support Positions Your Project for Success

    All contract manufacturers (CM) are not created equal. Some focus almost exclusively on production and the manufacturing support that goes with it. Others provide a holistic approach, offering everything from design services to engineering to shipping and logistics.

    This begs the question: When you’re looking for a contract manufacturing,...

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