Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Training

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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 (DFM/DFA) on quality, performance and cost.

Learning Objectives

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

Course Outline

  • Overview of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Design for Manufacturing and Assembly 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 Design for Assembly 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 Design for Manufacturing Checklists
  • New Product Development Methodology
  • Introduction to Characteristics Linkage and Flowdown
  • DFM/DFA Integration in Product Development Cycle
  • Effectiveness Monitoring / Evaluation and Review
  • Breakout Exercise 6: Using Indicators
  • Development of DFM/DFA Toolkit

Who Should Attend

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

Course Materials

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

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


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

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