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Design for Assembly
Workshop M-781

DESCRIPTION:

The goal of the Design for Assembly workshop is to provide design teams with a practical and intuitive process for optimizing product designs for either automated or manual assembly.

OBJECTIVES:

  • Introduce design teams to an effective Design for Assembly methodology
  • Support institutionalization of the DFA methodology through actual, hands-on application

AUDIENCE:

Product design engineers, industrial designers, process design engineers, device engineers, product engineers, process engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality practitioners, and management of those functions.

PREREQUISITES:

No prerequisites to this class

EXPECTED RESULTS:

Product designs, which result in lower product cost and higher quality through labor / materials optimization and reduction of assembly related defects.

WORKSHOP DURATION: 1 Day


Course Agenda

-Introduction / Course Roadmap Review
-Review of previous team efforts at DFA: what worked and what didnít work
-DFA candidate products review
-Pre-DFA Groundwork:

  • Re-statement of company disciplines / initiatives: FMEA, QFD, Platform Design, Risk Analysis, Lean, Six Sigma, etc.
  • Statement of manufacturing goals: projected volumes, materials, process technologies, costs, etc.
  • Industry process benchmark data review

-Evaluation of customer requirements and product definition
-Completion of functional analysis
-Initial design proposal
-Presentation and discussion of DFA principles
-Screening of initial design proposal against DFA guidelines
-Outlining of factory constraints / complementary development manufacturing initiatives
-"Shaping" of design (iterative) using DFA guidelines subject to constraints / initiatives
-Review of evolved design against customer requirements and product definition

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