Design for Manufacture & Assembly – Coin sorter

Product Aim Investigate and propose improvements for an existing product to reduce costs attributed to manufacturing and assembly requirements. Method The following was carried out using the DFA method for manual assembly theorised by Geoff Boothroyd. The product was disassembled to review the assembly sequence and identify each component and its function.  From this point IContinue reading “Design for Manufacture & Assembly – Coin sorter”

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Design for Assembly

DFMA or Design for Manufacture and Assembly is a guide to simplifying product structure, reducing manufacturing and assembly costs and quantifying improvements. If implemented correctly DFMA can be used to identify, quantify and eliminate inefficiency in a design. Historically in “over the wall” design issues regarding manufacturing and assembly were not discovered until being passedContinue reading “Design for Assembly”