Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFM+A), pioneered by Boothroyd and Dewhurst, has been used by many companies around the world to develop creative product designs that use optimal manufacturing and assembly processes. Correctly applied, DFM+A analysis leads to significant reductions in production cost, without compromising product time-to-market goals, functionality, quality, serviceability, or other attributes. In this two-day seminar, you will not only learn the Boothroyd Dewhurst Method, you will actually apply it to your own product design!
This seminar will include information on how DFM+A fits in with QFD, concurrent engineering, robust engineering, and other disciplines. In addition, there will be a brief demonstration of computer software tools, which simplify the DFM+A analysis.
Each participant will receive and use the hard-bound authoritative reference textbook, Product Design for Manufacture and Assembly, written by Geoffrey Boothroyd, Peter Dewhurst and Winston Knight.
Product designers, product engineers, or manufacturing engineers will benefit by attending this seminar. Individuals involved in a new or ongoing product development process will also benefit by learning how to help synchronize and optimize fabrication and assembly activities. This course is most effective when attended by product development team members; however, this is not a requirement for attendance.
NOTE: You are strongly encouraged to bring a sample or drawing of one of your own designs to analyze during the workshop on Day Two. You are also asked to bring a calculator capable of making simple calculations.
SAE Members: $1436.00 - $1436.00
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
"I think the seminar is a great way to help engineers to consider manufacturing during initial design concepts."
Sensor Development Engineer
"Very helpful in establishing guidelines for evaluating product improvement in a simple and effective manner."
"This course delivers what it says and keeps you engaged with hands-on exercises. I strongly recommend this course to any engineer; this will definitely broaden their scope and insight at work. Thank you SAE."
Sr. R&D Design Engineer
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