DFM (Design for Manufacturing)

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Definition: DFM (Design for Manufacturing)

It deals with designing the product in such a way that it is easier to manufacture or assemble the product. It concerns the difficulty and cost of making the product, i.e. it focuses on its producibility of the product.

As design is the most important element of production, a large proportion of the cost of the product is committed at this stage. Therefore the design should not only be good but it should also be convenient and cost effective to manufacture.

If design for manufacturing (DFM) is not followed then it will lead to delay in getting the product to the market because of iterative design process to make the product suitable for production.



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