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Design for Manufacturing & Assembly (DFM/DFA)

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!  
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Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFM/DFA)

This seminar provides both a functional understanding of the principles involved in conducting a Design for Manufacture/Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) study and the process for implementing a DFM/DFA culture into the organization. DFM/DFA principles can apply to both manual and automated processes resulting in significant cost savings through not only simpler designs with fewer components but also analyses workstation setup and workflow, part orientations during build, and design considerations such as component placement, tolerancing and servicing considerations.
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Critical Concepts of Tolerance Stacks ASME Y14.5 -1994 & 2009 Advanced Level

This 3-day advanced-level course provides an in-depth explanation of how to use tolerance stacks to analyze product designs and how to use geometric tolerances in stacks. The course can be conducted in three eight-hour sessions or with flexible scheduling, including five mornings or five afternoons.  You’ll learn the essential methods and concepts used for creating 1D part and assembly tolerance stacks. The course discusses how virtual condition affects part assembly, stack methods, and using the stack form and spreadsheet.

Test Procedures for Non-SAE Hydraulic Hoses

This SAE Recommended Practice identifies test procedures and parameters which may be used to evaluate, qualify and inspect non-SAE hydraulic hoses or other hose constructions which do not conform to any established ISO or national standards defining hydraulic hoses. (Non-SAE hydraulic hoses are defined as those which do not conform to the categories listed in SAE J517.) It is not intended for evaluating fluoropolymer lined hose constructions or hose constructions with working pressures above 86 MPa.

Design Considerations for Wheelchair Lifts for Entry to or Exit from a Personally Licensed Vehicle

This SAE Recommended Practice applies to electrically powered hydraulic or mechanically operated platform devices which permit a person seated in a manual or powered wheelchair to enter or exit a personally licensed vehicle. The minimum performance and durability requirements are specified for satisfactory installation of wheelchair lifting devices in a personally licensed vehicle to be used by a person seated in a wheelchair to be lifted from the ground plane to the vehicle floor level in a reliable and safe manner.