This session will introduce Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFM/A) and describe its benefits. It will then focus on design for assembly (DFA) beginning during architecture development and extending into detailed design. The major principles of DFA will be addressed: simplification, standardization and mistake proofing. Then, we will break down a typical assembly operation into a series of steps: handling, orientation, insertion/location, joining/fastening, and final steps. Content will cover the DFA principles related to the first two steps in an assembly operation: guidelines related to part handling characteristics and orientation.

Learning Objectives
During this session, participants will learn how to:
  • Use three criteria to simplify product design
  • Apply practical approaches to simplifying part count
  • Apply the benefits of standardization
  • Consider six principles to mistake-proof product and process design
  • Consider part/assembly handling characteristics to avoid
  • Determine part/assembly symmetry to overcome orientation issues

Who Should Attend:
This series is recommended for anyone involved in product design, manufacturing engineering, or manufacturing management. 
  • Design engineers
  • Product engineers
  • Manufacturing engineers
  • Mechanical engineers 
  • Process engineers
  • Quality engineers 

Training Session Information
Date Presented:
June 11, 2013 11:00 AM Eastern
1 hour, 30 minutes
Design for Manufacturability and Assembly (DFM/A): Design for Assembly I
Speaker Information
Kenneth Crow   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Recertification Credit : 1.00
This session is available for recertification credits for individuals who have earned a certification through SME.
> Lean Certification
> Technical Certification
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SME Member Price: $89.00
Non-Member Price:$109.00