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DFM: Design for Manufacturing



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Published: 03/28/1990
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Description

Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights video series, this program presents case studies that explore the benefits and implementation strategies of design for manufacturing (DFM).

  • Storage Technology, a new assembly using DFM that costs 86% less, reduced part count from 119 to 36.
  • DFM applied to large hydraulic cylinders at Caterpillar, Inc. produced significant cost reduction.
  • Xerox used DFM to re-design a paper feed guide to go from five parts plus hardware to one part and snap fits. Standardized components at IBM help expedite product development by offering the designers many necessary pre-designed building blocks.