Design For Manufacturability & Assembly (DFM/DFA)

Provided by: ToolingU

DFM is the classic method of creating good product designs that reduce part count, simplify manufacturing techniques, and standardize parts and materials with the ultimate goal of developing a quality product at the lowest cost while saving time. The primary advantage of the design for assembly (DFA) methodology is that it ensures a good design early in the design process before much effort and cost has been expended in pursuing an ineffective design.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand how DFM impacts product cost and quality
  • Identify ways to simplify your product and dramatically reduce part count
  • Understand the six principles of mistake-proofing (poka-yoke) and how to proactively apply it
  • Learn the principles of design for assembly for both mechanical and electronic products
  • Obtain detailed guidelines of DFM covering fabrication processes used by your company
  • Learn by doing through a series of exercises
  • See hundreds of examples of good and bad design for manufacturability
  • Learn how to optimize tolerances to enhance manufacturability
  • Determine the 10 key steps to DFM implementation
  • Learn a practical methodology for analyzing the manufacturability of your company's products
  • Obtain practical DFM feedback on your existing products or products under development.

Recommended Background

  • Anyone involved in product design, manufacturing engineering, and manufacturing management, including design engineers, product engineers, manufacturing engineers, process engineers, quality engineers, and mechanical engineers.

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Business



Employee Type

New Applicants, operations team, 1st level supervisor,leadership

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Estimated Effort

3 days



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