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Design for Manufacture & Assembly


DfMA begins by understanding the end product and identifying the optimum level of subassembly for maximum benefit.

 

We aim to reduce:

• Overall part production cost
• Product assembly cost
• Material, overhead and labour cost
• Product development time
• Complexity

 

Why?

• 70-80% of production costs (materials, processing, assembly) are determined by design

 

DfMA principles enable us to drive efficient procurement:

 

• Minimise the number of parts
• Standardise parts and materials for competitive market sourcing
• Create modular sub-assemblies at the optimum level for the project
• Design for efficient connection – focus on the interfaces
• Simplify and reduce the number of assembly options
• Cross-functional team working to optimise designs for efficient production
• Avoid difficult components
• Avoid special tooling/testing equipment
• Minimise operations and process steps
• Comprehensive Bill of Materials – down to precise number and type of individual fastenings.