Design for Manufacturing

Design for Manufacturing is part of the Design for X methodology that prioritizes functionality, quality, and cost while developing products and processes. The simplification of manufacturing processes and collaborative development enables products to be designed efficiently and reach market sooner.

Design for Manufacturing classes cover various Design for X topics including Design for Manufacturing, Design for Cost, Design for Service, and others.


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Design for Manufacturing 201

Design for Manufacturing 201 provides an introduction to the Design for X (DFX) methodology and its application to manufacturing processes. DFX and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) are systematic approaches to product and process design that focus on developing products at ...

Design & Engineering Online Intermediate Design for Manufacturing
Design for Cost 210

Design for Cost 210 introduces the Design for Cost methodology and its application to manufacturing processes. Design for Cost and other Design for X methods are systematic approaches to product and process design that focus on developing products at the ...

Design & Engineering Online Intermediate Design for Manufacturing
Design for Serviceability 220

Design for Serviceability introduces the Design for Serviceability methodology and its application to manufacturing processes. Design for Serviceability and other Design for X methods are systematic approaches to product and process design that focus on developing products at the lowest ...

Design & Engineering Online Intermediate Design for Manufacturing
Lightweighting Overview 270

Lightweighting Overview describes the various methods of lightweighting or reducing the weight of a part without reducing its strength or other key properties. The two primary lightweighting methods are material substitution and material reduction. Material substitution involves replacing traditional materials ...

Design & Engineering Online Beginner Design for Manufacturing
Materials for Lightweighting 275

Material replacement is a lightweighting method that replaces one raw material for another to create a part. When a manufacturer replaces a material for another one, the new part must be able to withstand the same stresses as the original ...

Design & Engineering Online Intermediate Design for Manufacturing
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OnlineDesign & Engineering270Design for Manufacturing270100 Design for Manufacturing 201 Design for Manufacturing 201 provides an introduction to the Design for X (DFX) methodology and its application to manufacturing processes. DFX and Design for Manufacturing (DFM) are systematic approaches to product and process design that focus on developing products at the lowest cost and highest quality while saving time. Adopting DFM practices simplifies and standardizes manufacturing processes so that products reach market more efficiently. A primary advantage of Design for Manufacturing is that optimal manufacturable designs are completed early in the development process. This prevents non-manufacturable product designs that lead to costly revisions and re-designs. After taking this class, users will have a high-level understanding of the methodologies of DFM and general insight into the development processes and benefits.IntermediateEnglish
OnlineDesign & Engineering270Design for Manufacturing270110 Design for Cost 210 Design for Cost 210 introduces the Design for Cost methodology and its application to manufacturing processes. Design for Cost and other Design for X methods are systematic approaches to product and process design that focus on developing products at the lowest cost and highest quality. Design for Cost simplifies and standardizes manufacturing processes so products reach the market more efficiently. A primary advantage of Design for Cost is that designs are developed early and account for the total cost of a product. Total cost is the entire cost of a product, including reported and overhead costs, and the cost of all actions associated with product development. This approach avoids harmful cost-cutting that weakens quality and introduces further problems, while also avoiding future redesigns and quality issues. After taking this class, users will understand the methodologies of Design for Cost and the development processes and benefits of cost reduction.IntermediateEnglish
OnlineDesign & Engineering270Design for Manufacturing270120 Design for Serviceability 220 Design for Serviceability introduces the Design for Serviceability methodology and its application to manufacturing processes. Design for Serviceability and other Design for X methods are systematic approaches to product and process design that focus on developing products at the lowest cost and highest quality. Design for Serviceability simplifies and standardizes manufacturing processes so products have lower lifecycle costs. A primary advantage of Design for Serviceability is that designs account for the lifespan and quality of a product early in the design process. Serviceability includes many lifecycle costs of a product including maintenance, repairs, upgrades, and more. This approach prevents or reduces the need for costly re-designs and repairs. After taking this class, users will understand Design for Serviceability methodologies and gain insight into the development processes and benefits of service reduction.IntermediateEnglish
OnlineDesign & Engineering270Design for Manufacturing270170 Lightweighting Overview 270 Lightweighting Overview describes the various methods of lightweighting or reducing the weight of a part without reducing its strength or other key properties. The two primary lightweighting methods are material substitution and material reduction. Material substitution involves replacing traditional materials with lighter weight materials, while material reduction involves redesigning parts to use less material while maintaining strength. Additive manufacturing has made material reduction a viable lightweighting method. Lightweighting can make products easier to transport and more fuel efficient, which helps manufacturers meet environmental sustainability goals while reducing costs. Since lightweighting is becoming more common in various industries, it is key for many manufacturing personnel to understand. After taking Lightweighting Overview, users will have a basic understanding of lightweighting and the methods used to achieve it.BeginnerEnglish
OnlineDesign & Engineering270Design for Manufacturing270175 Materials for Lightweighting 275 Material replacement is a lightweighting method that replaces one raw material for another to create a part. When a manufacturer replaces a material for another one, the new part must be able to withstand the same stresses as the original despite being lighter. The materials used in lightweighting include high-strength steels, nonferrous alloys, and composites. While each of these materials has its strengths, there are also drawbacks that must be considered.Lightweighting has become an important aspect of manufacturing as new environmental policies demand less fuel consumption. Lightweighting can be an environmentally friendly, money-saving endeavor if done right. Choosing the right material is vitally important in ensuring that lightweighting is done safely and economically. After taking Lightweighting Materials, users will have some familiarity of the various lightweight materials that are used in manufacturing, including their strengths and weaknesses.IntermediateEnglish