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This DFM focuses on what happens in the phases - in other words, it shows the participants how to actually develop superior products at the least total cost, in the least time to stable production, with the highest quality by design.

Course Outline
After participating in this course, you will be able to:
• apply DFM principles.
• apply Concurrent Engineering principles,
• streamline the Design Process,
• design with minimum part criteria in DFM/DFA.
• design of part symmetries and how they affect DFM.
• design with COTS Components
• how to use DFM to simplify product structures, reduce costs
  and improve product quality.
• know how to compare and contrast different ideas for product
• use CAE/CAD/CAM with DFM Concurrently
• have an understanding of the piece part and tooling costs,
• minimize Design Cost
• know how to involve suppliers and reduce cost
• use customer feedback as product foundation

Description Design for Manufacturability and Concurrent Engineering are proven design methodologies that work for any size company. Early consideration of manufacturing issues shortens product development time, minimizes development cost, and ensures a smooth transition into production for quick time to market. These techniques can be used to commercialize prototypes and research.
Quality can be designed in with optimal part selection and proper integration of parts, for minimum interaction problems. By considering the cumulative effect of part quality on product quality, designers are encouraged to carefully specify part quality.
Design for Manufacturability can reduce many costs, since products can be quickly assembled from fewer parts. Thus, products are easier to build and assemble, in less time, with better quality. Parts are designed for ease of fabrication and commonality with other designs. DFM encourages standardization of parts, maximum use of purchased parts, modular design, and standard design features. Designers will save time and money by not having to “re-invent the wheel.” The result is a broader product line that is responsive to customer needs.
Companies that have applied DFM have realized substantial benefits. Costs and time-to-market are often cut in half with significant improvements in quality, reliability, serviceability, product line breadth, delivery, customer acceptance and, in general, competitive posture.
These practical methodologies are based on Dr. Anderson’s book Design for Manufacturability and Concurrent Engineering.

Objectives Most trainings on DFM focus on “project management” or “phases and gates,” with the emphasis on the gates, deadlines, goals, and various aspects of control and management.  This DFM focuses on what happens in the phases - in other words, it shows the participants how to actually develop superior products at the least total cost, in the least time to stable production, with the highest quality by design.  This training is using the DFM principles actively demonstrated by Dr David M. Anderson, in his book; Design for Manufacturability and Concurrent Engineering.

This Training will
  • Provide the participants with broad knowledge of the important Design for Manufacturability concepts and methods,
  • Provide the participants with knowledge of when, why, and how each method is applied and how it functions as part of a world class product development process,
  • Provide the participants with exposure to process, material and tooling fundamentals for a variety of commonly used manufacturing processes,
  • Provide participants the opportunity to develop their engineering communication skills by active participation to the training.
Who Should Attend The public targeted by this training are Managers, Supervisors, Designers, Engineers, Methods Agents, Sales Agent, Purchasing Agents, Shop Floor Technicians, and Material and Planning Managers.

Instructor: George Thorpe, Senior Design Specialist

Program Outline
Day 1 Design methodology: Morning
• Design for Manufacturability
- Case Study
• Concurrent Engineering
- Case Study


Design methodology: Afternoon
• Designing the Product
- Case Study

Flexibility: Afternoon
• Design for Lean and BTO
- Case Study
• Standardization
- Case Study

Day 2
Cost Reduction: Morning
• Minimizing cost by design
- Case Study
• Total Cost
- Case Study


Design Guidelines: Afternoon
• DFM guidelines for product design
- Case Study
• DFM guidelines for part design
- Case Study
• Design for quality
- Case Study

Day 3 
Implementation: Morning
• Implementation
- Case Study


Review: Afternoon
• Case Studies
• Closing

Daily Schedule
8:00        Registration and coffee (first day only)
8:30        Session begins
4:30        Adjournmen
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs

Cancellation Policy
To withdraw from a course, you must send a request, in writing, with the official receipt to our office. Fifteen or more business days in advance: full refund less $50.00 administration charge. Five to fifteen business days in advance: non-refundable credit of equal value for any future EPIC seminar within one year. Credits are transferable within your organization. In case of an unexpected event occurring after this time, you may send someone else to take your place without any additional cost.
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The course was very well presented and the course instructor was absolutely amazing.
Reviewed by 2013
Our instructor, Stephen Lamming, was outstanding and a true expert in his field. He was able to complement the technical air monitoring information with practical real life examples which was highly beneficial. He is an excellent communicator and was highly interactive with the course attendees. This course was recommended to me because Stephen Lamming does an outstanding job. I was very impressed with this course and have subsequently recommended it to my colleagues.
Reviewed by 2012
Would have liked more interactive problem solving.
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