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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.

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 & Sample Analysis

An interactive sample part analyses will be completed including conducting “what if” analysis of various part design and manufacturing options.  Time will be reserved for independent application of DFM Concurrent Costing of participant parts.

11:30am - DFMA deployment considerations & Workshop Wrap-up

12:00pm - Lunch

01:00pm - Additional DFMA Sample Analyses and Q&A ... depart as needed to catch flights
































































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