WORKING WITH YOUR MANUFACTURING PARTNER ON DFM RIGHT FROM THE START
Whether you are optimizing an existing design or developing a new product design using Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM) techniques, your company will benefit from improved quality, increased reliability of production parts, and simultaneous reduction of complexity and cost. The final result is your design yielding repeatable production parts that meet your exact intent and product requirements.
REDUCE DESIGN TIME FROM DFM
By designing for manufacturing the first time, we help our customers reduce the number of design revisions required, and cut time and price of prototype iterations. As a result, Accudynamics helps companies bring products to market more quickly.
DFM FOCUS ON COST
Many products can have nearly seventy percent of cost built in to your products during this phase. By utilizing DFM during design, you can reduce engineering time, manufacturing time, number of components and improve time to market by working with your manufacturing partner on DFM.
OUR DFM PROCESS
Accudynamics’ applications engineers work with your design team,beginning at the concept phase,to fully understand the intent of your design by utilizing DFM methods and techniques to either create new, next generation products, or to collaborate with your professionals to improve existing designs.
DFM FOCUS ON QUALITY
Accudynamics approaches DFM with the final product function in mind, and this design assistance ultimately improves manufacturability. Design parts will function as intended, utilizing optimized dimensioning and tolerances. Reducing the number of components and complexity of the final assembly reduces assembly time and errors. These designs will have high repeatability through manufacturing because the design is optimized for manufacturing.
DISCUSSIONS DURING DFM IMPROVES MANUFACTURABILITY
As part of the DFM process, Accudynamics’ collaboration with customers includes communication about possible alternatives and tradeoffs that will influence the final product cost such as:
Material selection (Aluminum,, Titanium, ABS, etc.)
Material forms (Casting, extrusion, forgings, etc.)
Part tolerances and dimensions
Required manufacturing processes (Machining, molding, etc.)
Finishing options (painting, plating, polishing, etc.)
Assembly complexity (fasteners, welding, etc.)
Number of components required