There are a number of different ways in which design for manufacturability (DFM) can decrease costs for the manufacturer in a metal fabrication project. For example, it prevents problems and increased costs down the road. If you optimize your product design at the outset, you don’t need to go back and make changes down the road, and these changes in the middle of the process can be time consuming and costly. Obviously optimizing the product at the outset is ideal, but it’s easier said than done, which is why the DFM process and theory is so important.
Minimizing Wasted Product
Another way in which DFM lowers costs is by preventing or minimizing wasted product. If changes need to be made during the assembly phase, all that previously produced product has been wasted. Aside from preventing downline loss, designing for manufacturability can reduce the amount of raw materials you need to use at the outset. If you can make design plans that minimize waste or scraps, then you don’t need to purchase as much raw material when production is set to begin.
DFM involves examining every aspect of the production process to optimize the creation of end-result material. DFM requires manufacturers to find the best raw materials, understand all the dimensional tolerances for fabrication, and know the assembly requirements needed to finish the product. Every step of the manufacturing process is closely examined to optimize product creation.
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