Design for Manufacturing DFM

Material Attributes & Material Selection in CAD Applications

Posted on: February 20th, 2020

Introduction to Material Selection & Material Attributes in CAD Software A “material” means different things to different people. A material engineer, a manufacturer, and a CAD designer all have different notions of materials. Spending unrewarded weeks trying to ensure consistency or attempting to find or verify data, is something companies would prefer to avoid. Repeating […]

Improving DFM

Posted on: November 18th, 2019

Improving Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Kashyap Vyas in Machine Design suggests that manufacturers spend one-third to one-half their time fixing errors, and close to 24 percent of those errors are related to manufacturability. Therefore, there is plenty of wasted time, money, and material due to mistakes. The positive news is that by following principles of […]