The 18 x 16 DFMA
matrix developed in this research gives the possibility to compare the modularization and standardization of two alternative constructions from the DFMA
point of view.
In the DFMA
process, a cross-functional team works to optimize the design for cost-effective manufacturing.
Along to classic DFMA
guidelines, the Cold Swapping and Hot Swapping concepts, brought from electronics and software fields, were applied to the interface design in the husker.
In these case studies, the companies reported that DFMA
saved them over $1.
Receiving the "Distinguished DFMA
Supporter of the Year Award" at the June 2012 DFMA
Forum in Providence, RI, is Steven King (center), Westinghouse Electric Company's (WEC) Global Director of Supplier Manufacturing and Value Engineering (SM&VE) group.
QFD, VE and DFMA
have existed as formal methodologies for several decades.
Additionally to DFMA
guidelines, new concepts were implemented to reduce the operating and maintenance costs of the husker.
Resuming the DFMA
apply analytical techniques at the design stage to reduce costs and the difficulties of assembling and manufacturing products.
According to Boothroyd Dewhurst, the DFMA
software helps engineering supply chains identify cost drivers associated with manufacturing and assembling parts and supports the development of innovative, economical designs.
software allows us now to achieve this while monitoring our incremental improvements throughout the design cycle.
Dramatic cost cuts and profit increases reported at DFMA
For information on the 2011 International DFMA
Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly, and the pre-conference workshop, go to http://www.