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The Integration of Design for Manufacturer and Assembly (Dfma) Within Product Development
Published June 07, 1992 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
Event: 24th FISITA Congress
The use of integrated DFM and quality techniques is key in the pursuit of competitive business performance. In the application of techniques it is particularly important to take a cross functional and team based approach-usage in single specialist functions alone, may not be satisfactory because of their narrow operational view.
The benefits of simultaneous definition of product design and its manufacturing requirements are clear. CAD and the use of common data across computer-aided engineering analysis and computer integrated DFM and quality techniques are important in reducing time to market, minimizing costs and improving quality.
Therefore the direction of future developments in the area of DFmA are focussed towards integration with quality techniques and computer implementations, which take advantage of common databases and the opportunities that exist in the product descriptions that reside in the modelling systems used in Lucas and other businesses.