Design for Manufacturing or Design for Manufacturability (DFM) is the optimisation of a part, product, or component’s design, to create it cheaper and more easily.
Our DFM(Design for Manufacturing) steps
Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is the process of designing parts, components or products for ease of manufacturing with an end goal of making a better product at a lower cost.
Design for Manufacturing (DFM)
Ideally, DFM needs to occur early in the design process, well before tooling has begun. In addition, properly-executed DFM needs to include all the stakeholders — engineers, designers, contract manufacturer, moldbuilder and material supplier.
In determining the manufacturing process, took into consideration the quantity of parts being made, the material being used, the complexity of the surfaces, the tolerances required and whether there were secondary processes required.
1）Constant wall thickness, which allows for consistent and quick part cooling.
2) Appropriate draft (1 – 2 degree is usually acceptable).
3) Texture – need 1 degree for every 0.001” of texture depth on texture side walls.
It’s important to select the correct material for your part/product. Some material properties to consider during DFM include:Mechanical properties, Optical properties, Thermal properties, Color, Electrical properties, Flammability, etc.
Part/product must be designed to withstand the environment it will be subjected to. All the form in the world won’t matter if the part can’t function properly under its normal operating conditions:
All products must comply with safety and quality standards. Sometimes these are industry standards, others are third-party standards and some are internal, company-specific standards.