Incorporating Value Engineering Right at the beginning of Design Cycle
This paper discusses on the various costs of a product and the total product cost, why it is important to incorporate value engineering at the initial design stage while developing a product. Paper also explains on how the DFMPro, a CAD integrated design for manufacturing software will help incorporate value engineering in design stage.
How Poor Selection of Materials, Design, Tooling, and Design Errors Affect the Aesthetics of Plastic Parts and What Designers Need to Know About the Science of Color and Appearance
This paper discusses about the points design engineers need to know about science of color and appearance and how poor selection of material, design, tooling and design errors affect the aesthetics of plastic parts.
Understanding tolerance build up in mechanical parts and assemblies
This paper looks at the basics and types of variation and how they add up to the total tolerance that a design needs to account for.
Key considerations for successful new product development
Product design and development life cycle have been gradually compressed. This, in turn, has increased schedule pressures on the development team. Organizations should look for continuous process improvement to increase overall team efficiency and productivity.
Design for performance
This whitepaper throws light on how to identify and correct Design for Performance related issues early in the design cycle.
Design for additive manufacturing
There are several factors that are to be considered at the design stage for effective manufacturing of parts using additive manufacturing. Few such design issues in additive manufacturing are discussed in this paper.
The other side of design for assembly
Assembly level constraints need to be satisfied before the design can move downstream. This white paper will go through the various assembly level issues, which need to be tackled by various organizations on a regular basis. Know more about DFMPro, a design for assembly software.
Why and how of DFM review automation
A DFM review automation tool helps in identifying areas in a design that are difficult, expensive or impossible to manufacture. It eases and reduces errors in the design validation process. Learn more in this whitepaper.
A new approach to design and manufacturing collaboration
The benefits of cost and time savings using effective collaborative mechanisms at the right time have been highlighted in this white paper. DFMPro, CAMWorks and eDrawings together improve collaboration.
Addressing tooling and casting requirements at the design stage
This paper discusses various issues related to casting and tooling that can be addressed at the design stage to save valuable time and cost.