DFM Considerations During Design: Perspective Change from Reactive to Proactive
Globally, organizations need to focus on reducing product cost, improving product quality and speeding up the time to market. While many organizations spend money and efforts in improving manufacturing efficiencies, the solution lies in the design stage. Identifying and correcting potential manufacturing issues right at the design stage can save a lot of time and effort. The earlier a manufacturing issue is captured, the better. Honeywell decided to embark on a journey with a clear mandate from senior management. The primary goal was to reduce manufacturing cost and improve time to market. This presentation will detail the journey in this direction. Honeywell was looking for a solution which would help their engineers identify design changes that would reduce manufacturing time and cost, and/or improve product quality. Secondly, the solution had to be simple and easy to use. Needing too many user inputs would consume too much design time. The presentation will explain the key elements of the deployment of the solution and cover a demonstration of cases where the solution provided benefits. Presenters will go over how to reduce time for design checks for manufacturability, while offering the experience of a Manufacturing Subject Matter Expert to novice designers. It is a must-see for design as well as manufacturing engineers who face issues related to rework, defects and delays.
Presented by: Nikhil Dalvi, Geometric Americas Inc. and Omar Santiago del Valle, Honeywell Aerospace