Design for Manufacturing Guidelines

Successful product design must consider the manufacturing processes to be used to build the product. Adhering to specific process design for manufacturing guidelines can help designers to reduce the cost and complexity of manufacturing a product and achieve significant reductions in design rework and iterations.

DFMPro assists designer engineers to apply design for manufacturing guidelines on commonly used manufacturing processes like machining, injection molding, casting, sheet metal fabrication and assembly in form of rules/checks right inside the CAD environment. Using DFMPro, designers can ensure that their designs meet the internal manufacturing process specific capabilities or supplier specific capabilities.

DFMPro comes prepackaged with hundreds of design rules which are derived from various handbooks, expert knowledge and industry best practices.

Rules are highly customizable and can be modified as per organization specific guidelines and best practices. View DFMPro Customization Video

Here we provide some sample Design for Manufacturing (DFM) guidelines for commonly used manufacturing processes.

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