Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

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Course Duration: 3 Days - 8 Hours/day

This three-day hands-on seminar is intended to provide insight on the influence of Design for Manufacturing & Assembly on quality, performance and cost.

Learning Objectives

  • Create advanced knowledge in DFMA (knowledge preparation)
  • Development of cross-functional approach to share knowledge
  • Use TGRs and TGWs from the DFMEA flow
  • Plan for DFMA small group activities (component level) within a project
  • Integrate DFMA in Product Design Process (proactive approach).
  • Develop DFMA rules, standards and checkpoints
  • Establish and integrate DFMA in the management system
  • Utilize the DFMA to achieve success in New Product Development
  • Implement and sustain a DFMA program impact (sustainability)
  • Establish metrics (KPI) for monitoring DFMA implementation
  • Review mechanism and updating DFMA manual and checklists

  • Overview of DFMA
  • DFMA General Design Rules
  • Breakout Exercise 1: Design Evaluation — General Design Rules
  • Methods for Evaluating the Design for Assembly
  • Boothroyd-Dewhurst Evaluation Method
  • Breakout Exercise 2: Design Evaluation — Boothroyd Dewhurst Method
  • Lucas DFA Method
  • Breakout Exercise 3: Design Evaluation — Lucas Method
  • Design for Assembly Rules and Manual Assembly Rules
  • Design for Assembly Rules
  • Manual Assembly Rules
  • Developing DFA Checklists
  • Steps in Developing a DFA Manual and Checklist
  • Breakout Exercise 4: Complete a DFA Checklist
  • Design for Manufacturing Rules
  • Design Rules for Specific Processes with Exercises
  • Breakout Exercise 5: Evaluate the Manufacturability of a Design
  • Developing DFM Checklists
  • New Product Development Methodology
  • Introduction to Characteristics Linkage and Flowdown
  • DFMA Integration in Product Development Cycle
  • Effectiveness Monitoring / Evaluation and Review
  • Breakout Exercise 6: Using Indicators
  • Development of DFMA Toolkit

  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Design Engineers
  • AQP Team Members

Each participant will receive a seminar manual and a workbook including all team breakout exercises.

Participants should possess a working knowledge of quality systems and methodologies.

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