Short Course Program
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
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