Date: 10/4/2012, 10/5/2012

NEW! Attend in-person or virtually (via live web streaming)


Overview and Purpose
This 2-day workshop will provide you with fundamental knowledge and hands-on practice with Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) and key tools.  Topics addressed include the overview and application of DFM and DFA strategies, Design for Productivity, Process Capability, and Realistic Tolerancing.  The program is designed for all levels of design, product engineering, and manufacturing personnel, as well as more engineering management personnel.  It can be tailored to fit special needs of new product and process development, or can focus on application for existing designs and manufacturing environments.

Workshop Outlines

Special Course Highlight:  Hands-on Ministapler Project
Right from the start participants get hands-on experience by applying DFM and DFA strategies on a ministapler design.  Participants work with actual ministaplers and related engineering drawings during multiple integrated exercises throughout the 2-day workshop.  Small group activities focus on overall concept and requirements, bill of materials, DFA and DFM applications on the geometry and CAD models of each component, and detailed DFM and DFA on the component drawings, right down to dimensioning and tolerancing.  Participants get to experience the DFM/DFA process first-hand.

Here are some of the things that you’ll learn:
  • Key DFx concepts including Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly, Design for Lean Manufacturing, and Design for Six Sigma
  • Key elements of any component or assembly design that must be considered during DFM/DFA analysis and application.
  • How to ensure that key stakeholders, including vendors and suppliers, are have input to the DFM/DFA activities.
  • How to structure the DFM/DFA process to facilitate the engineering team through the process for both new products and or redesigned products/processes.
  • Step by step guidelines for analyzing DFA including design for handling, presentation, orientation, insertion, fastening, and error proofing, mistake proofing, and poka-yoke applications for design and process elements.
  • Basic DFM guidelines and general tolerancing recommendations on the most popular manufacturing processes, including injection molding, machining, metal forming, casting, etc.
  • How to conduct a variety of capability studies including Cp, Cpk, Pp, and Ppk.
  • How to calculate and assign appropriate tolerances for new designs.
  • 15 key Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) strategies for increasing tolerances and reducing cost without compromising product function.
  • How to take advantage of GD&T principles without adding GD&T to the drawings.
  • Step-by-step guidelines for dimensioning, tolerancing, and optimization using both coordinate and geometric tolerancing.

Who Should Attend:

This program is designed for individuals with minimal experience with the DFM/DFA and its related key tools.  However, many experienced individuals attend the course to refresh their knowledge, gain advanced strategies, and practice development and application of these tools with an experienced facilitator.  Program managers, design-responsible engineers or managers, and team members such as operators and technicians, quality personnel, and other product design and manufacturing personnel who are interested in applying DFA, DFM, Error Proofing, and realistic tolerancing to their products and processes will all benefit.

Instructor
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Program Time:

Day One:
Registration: 8am
Program Time: 8:30am-5pm

Day Two:
Program Time: 8am-4:30pm

Note: All times Pacific Time

Location and Lodging:
Embassy Suites Glendale
Glendale, California
800 N. Central Avenue
Glendale, CA  91203

Receive the special SME rate of $159 for a single/double room. Reserve your room by September 19, 2012.

Pricing:
Non-member: $1275
SME member: $1075

Pricing applies to in-person attendance and live webcast attendance.* For live webcast registrations, registrants can add additional participants at their location for $175 each. Each additional live webcast registration at your location must register with his/her unique name and contact information. Additional participants gain separate access to the event, receive the course packet, and can take the post-test. 

*If you are registering for the live webcast, please register by September 27, 2012 to receive workshop materials in time for the event. You may register after September 27, but SME cannot guarantee course materials will reach you before the workshop.

Registration Includes:
  • Participation during the live event (in-person or virtual)
  • Course packet
  • 90 days of access to the recording of the live sessions
  • For in-person attendees: Complimentary Danish and coffee in the morning, lunch, and an afternoon refreshment break each day.

Cancellations

Beginning September 13, 2012, a 50% service fee will be deducted from refunds. After that date, cancellations are subject to the full fee.

Training Session Information
Date Presented:
October 05, 2012 11:30 AM Eastern
Length:
8 hours
Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) Workshop - Part 1
Speaker Information
Dan Bauer   [ view bio ]
Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) Workshop - Part 2
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Dan Bauer   [ view bio ]
Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) Workshop - Part 3
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Dan Bauer   [ view bio ]
Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) Workshop - Part 4
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Dan Bauer   [ view bio ]
Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) Workshop - Part 5
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Dan Bauer   [ view bio ]
Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) Workshop - Part 6
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Dan Bauer   [ view bio ]
Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) Workshop - Part 7
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Dan Bauer   [ view bio ]
Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) Workshop - Part 8
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Dan Bauer   [ view bio ]
Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) Workshop - Part 9
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Dan Bauer   [ view bio ]
Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) Workshop - Part 10
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Dan Bauer   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Recertification Credit : 16.00
This session is available as recertification credit for individuals who have earned a SME certification.