CIMdata Commentary on HCL’s DFX Insights 2019 Event

CIMdata attended HCL’s DFMPro annual users meeting, DFX Insights’19, in Detroit on April 16, 2019. The one-day event was focused on HCL’s DFMPro software solution created to help designers check their product designs for manufacturability and assembly, allowing problems to be found and corrected early in the product design process. DFMPro offers a suite of rules-based checks to identify product areas that are difficult, expensive or impossible to manufacture and a framework for users to add their own. The event was positioned for users to share best practices and foster a deeper understanding of the Design for Excellence (DFX) approach which leads to business success.

Key Takeaways:

  • The attendees were very open in sharing their positive experiences with the DFMPro solution.
  • HCL introduced new Thermoforming and Casting modules in DFMPro.
  • HCL shared their vision of a future where knowledge capture will be automatic based on actual product operating conditions.CIM Data Report on Design with Confidence

CIMdata Commentary on DFX INSIGHTS 2018 Event

CIMdata attended the DFMPro annual user meeting, DFX Insights ’18, in downtown Detroit at the Renaissance Center. The one-day event was focused on the DFMPro application, one of several products from HCL. The event is billed as one “that connects industry leading product design experts, technologists, and thought leaders.” Attendees from automotive, A&D,construction equipment, high-tech electronics, and leading companies from other industries gathered to discuss their experiences and learn.

Key Takeaways:

  • CIMdata was impressed by the level of satisfaction displayed by HCL customers including presenters from major US industrial users
  • DFMPro’s new costing module extends the suite of Design For X (DFx) applications to help companies determine what a product should cost
  • Many customers noted that every very experienced organization made the same DFx mistakes over and over, likely due to the ad-hoc way DFx knowledge is shared and used within organizations

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CIMdata Commentary on Design with Confidence

The pressures on manufacturers are relentless. Customers expect innovative products at lower cost and higher quality. Getting the design right at the beginning is key to meeting product cost, quality, and time to market objectives. Changes or rework due to manufacturing issues are expensive because of investments in time and/or materials and impacts being discovered after most of the investment has been made .CIMdata believes that incorporating a DFX strategy within design organizations can help companies produce better, more profitable products.

Access this report to learn:

  • Macro trends in Manufacturing
  • Importance of incorporating a Design for eXcellence strategy
  • CIMData commentary on Geometric’s DFMPro solution

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Perspective: Design for Manufacturing Software Delivers Improved Yield,Time to Market There are a lot of common mistakes made during designing plastic parts which are manufactured through injection molding process. This leads to much iteration during product development stage leading to productivity loss of design engineers as well as experienced manufacturing employees. Worst, if these mistakes go undetected, they lead to defective or poor quality parts reaching the customer damaging company’s brand perception. Hence, it is essential to leverage expertise in plastic design to produce parts that maximize performance and are cost effective. If the expertise is available to the designer in the form of automated checks, many downstream defects can be detected at design stage itself. Geometric has developed DFMPro, a CAD integrated solution, which offers manufacturability validation checks by incorporating global best practices as well as company specific design guidelines. Please refer this perspective from IDC Manufacturing Insights highlighting how a leading communications equipment manufacturer used DFMPro to improve plastic parts design in its product development process. To explore or discuss it further, contact us on: dfmpro.marketing@hcl.com