Category: Design for Manufacturing

Model Based Enterprise (MBE) – Design for Manufacturing

In the growing global competition, an organization is constantly under pressure to produce high- quality products at an affordable price within the limited timeframe. Day by day, organizations are providing more attention to improve design & manufacturing processes. A collaborative design approach is making inroads, in which information is always up-to-date and can be accessed […]

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How Design Errors Show Up As Tooling, Processing, Materials And Abuse Issues

Abstract For a plastic part or assembly to perform as expected, proper consideration must be given to material selection, part design, tooling, and processing using a holistic approach. In a lot of instances, design errors are mistaken as tooling, processing and material issues. Design errors are even sometimes misclassified as customer abuse. Introduction Let us […]

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Automotive Supplier Identifies DFMPro to Address Manufacturing Delays Due to Inaccurate Designs

Automotive Tier 1 suppliers squabble for space in the highly competitive auto market by providing high quality products and services to major OEM’s. The success of these companies is highly dependent on timely delivery of quality products to their customers. Any delay affects not only the project schedule and delivery, but also the reputation of […]

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Integration of a Design for Manufacturing Workflow into a PLM Environment

In this writeup, we look at how DFMPro supports a seamless integration of a design to manufacturing collaboration workflow into a PLM Environment thus supporting  quick and easy collaboration between design & manufacturing teams. With ever increasing global competition, an organization is constantly under pressure to produce high-quality products at an affordable price within a […]

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Machining Thin Walls: Ribs, Pockets, Slots, Flanges

Challenges in structural Machining features In this writeup, we look at typical issues of machining features like structural ribs, deep pockets & flanges. The trend of aerospace part design is changing, many assembly components are replaced with monolithic structural components.<monolithic:forming large single structural part>. Following table shows a comparison between conventional aerospace components v/s monolithic structural […]

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Best Practices for successful implementation of DFMPro: Part 2

To read part I of the blog on best implementation strategies for automotive industry click here DFMPro helps organizations bring in a standardized approach towards “Design for manufacturing” to eliminate downstream issues, design rework, cost overruns and produce high quality products. Till date, DFMPro has assisted hundreds of customers in various domains to achieve their individual […]

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Best Practices for successful implementation of DFMPro: Part 1

DFMPro helps organizations bring in a standardized approach towards “Design for manufacturing” to eliminate downstream issues, design rework, cost overruns and produce high quality products. Till date, DFMPro has assisted hundreds of customers in various domains to achieve their individual targets and become more efficient. There are multiple approaches which can be taken to derive […]

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WINNING WITH ASSEMBLY DESIGN

With a major responsibility of part performance on its shoulders, Design for Assembly aka DFA spells efficiency for industries worldwide. A frequent in electro-mechanical industry, Assembly is no alien to industries like sports, fast fashion and the like. While industrial specifications might call for customization, standard design practices for Assembly parts are (and, should) be […]

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