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.
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:
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.
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Program Time: 8:30am-5pm
Program Time: 8am-4:30pm
Note: All times Pacific Time
Location and Lodging:
Embassy Suites Glendale
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.
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.
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
October 05, 2012 11:30 AM Eastern
Recertification Credit : 16.00
This session is available as recertification credit for individuals who have earned a SME certification.