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97.What is design for DFM?

Manufacturing is also named DFM. Most people don't know the DFM, in fact DFM is the general engineering art of designing products in such a way that they are easy to manufacture.

Product design that simplify assembly operations but require more complex and expensive components. Designs that simplify component manufacture while complicating the manufacture process. Designs that are simple and inexpensive but are difficult or expensive to service and support.

With manufacturing moving offshore to locations far away from engineering, the collaboration that existed in the past between product design engineering and manufacturing no longer happens. Designs are created and then passed to manufacturing to make parts. Sounds great and very efficient...just not as flawless in practice. How does an engineer learn about the hidden "gotcha's" of injection molding? Well, unfortunately, they don't. Not until they design a part and have it manufactured do they see problems.

With that said, there are now services out there to help with the manufacturing process during the product development phase. We are quickparts provide a DFM of every part we review for injection molding. We saw the void created in the industry and want to provide a free service that helps both our customers and us during the manufacturing process. We have seen this as a huge success for customer wanting to proceed to injection molding. This has helped product development companies reduce cost, lead time and ultimately frustration.

Here are some samples we have done before, please kindly take a look:

Product design

Product design
Rapid prototyping

rapid prototyping

Plastic molds
Custom molds

Electronic product
design samples

rapid prototype

Plastic molds
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