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Comments Off on Hello World When it comes to the manufacturing business, DFM (Design for Manufacturing) can mean the difference between manageable costs (even low costs) and costs that far exceed a budget. Because design has such an enormous effect on the cost of manufacturing, it’s absolutely imperative to identify potential problems of a product, part or assembly in the design phase, which is the least expensive phase in which to fix a problem. There are three issues that DFM will help to prevent:
  • Product designs that are simple to assemble but that require complex and expensive components
  • Designs that have simple components but a complex manufacturing process
  • Designs that are simple and inexpensive to get rolling but are complex and/or expensive to service and support
Now let’s take a look at how DFM is applied to the plastics industry. DFM and Injection Molding