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Short Course Program

First Day

08:00am - Registration

08:30am - Introduction

Activities begin with an introduction to Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) … its history, benefits, and expected uses including several case studies.

09:30am - Design for Assembly - Overview

Product Simplification through the application of Design for Assembly (DFA) will be introduced.  Part count reduction and part handling, insertion and fastening improvements will be discussed.

10:30am - Coffee Break & Software Installation

11:00am - Design for Assembly - Software Introduction

A sample assembly will be analyzed using the DFA software to introduce the participants to the analytical process and software interface.  Analytic techniques and definitions will be discussed and refined.

12:00pm - Lunch

01:00pm - Design for Assembly - Hands-on Analysis

Working in small teams, participants will conduct a hands-on DFA analysis of a sample product (participants are welcome to bring their own small projects if they prefer).  The DFA software will be used to create a baseline analysis of the sample product design.

03:00pm - Coffee Break

03:15pm - Design for Assembly - Redesign Evaluation

Develop redesign concepts for the sample project.  Quantify and qualify the expected benefits.  Identify the part cost concerns.

06:30pm - Networking Dinner

Second Day

08:30am - Design for Manufacture - Overview

An introduction to the DFM Concurrent Costing process describing the elements of cost, how they are estimated, and the ways in which the data is used.

09:30am - Coffee Break

09:45am - Design for Manufacture - Software Introduction

A brief review of DFM Concurrent Costing and how it can be used to estimate part costs for various processes.  Interactive sample part analyses will be completed.

12:00pm - Lunch

01:00pm - DFMA deployment considerations & Workshop Wrap-up

02:00pm - ADJOURN
































































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