You have probably already heard of “design for manufacturing” or rather the acronym “DFM” more widely used in our industrial jargon.
DFM can literally be translated as “design for manufacturing”
Simply put, this is the set of rules used in the industry to design products that can be easily manufactured.
When our mechanical engineering design office designs a product, it is first and foremost interested in the main functions, its design, its performance, and the user experience
Will the product be attractive? Will it work? Will it be sustainable?
When it comes to mass-produce a product, it is essential to be concerned about manufacturing constraints.
The objective is to have a high yield during the manufacturing, assembly and testing sequences with perfect control over quality.
The manufacturing process must be economical and capability-driven.
But in practical terms, what does this correspond to?
For the manufacture of parts, we speak of injection, extrusion, drawing and other processes that involve the production of tools with very specific constraints.
The electronic board design must be optimised to minimise the quality problems and especially so that it can be easily controlled from an automated test bench.
PCB panelling should be optimised, cutting should be planned, and component tracks should be correctly sized to provide a second source
The DFM also applies to assembly constraints, the addition of guidance and fool proofing between parts to facilitate the work of operators and thus improve the quality of the product.
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