The Design for Manufacturing Process
At In’Tech, our expert enginee
ring team can partner with you at any stage of your project. Many of our clients rely on our design for manufacturing process to help them save costs and time during the manufacturing phase. With our DFM services, we can help you streamline your parts fabrication so you spend less, receive your parts faster, and move your product to market more quickly.
Design for Manufacturing Process Basics
Simply put, design for manufacturing, or DFM, is the process of optimizing the design of your part or component to make it more efficient to manufacture. This results in a better part for a lower cost, since you do not waste materials or time during the manufacturing process. Because of this, DFM can streamline your entire product development process and make it easier to scale up production.
The In’Tech team will use our expertise to look critically at your current design to uncover areas where we can streamline design, save on materials, and optimize compliance and testing. During the DFM process, we will consider process, design, materials, environment, and compliance requirements. We can help you determine if 3D printing, injection molding, or precision machining is the right choice for your project, then optimize your design for that process.
Then, we’ll look at the type of materials your part requires, taking into consideration any mechanical, electrical, or thermal demands. This review may uncover opportunities to make material substitutions that enhance the quality of your part or reduce its manufacturing cost. These requirements may be determined by the end environment of your part.
When to Request DFM Services
The DFM process starts before fabrication begins, often during the part design phase. If you are thinking about designing your part for manufacturing, get in touch with the In’Tech team as early in the process as possible. That way, you can partner with our expert engineers and technicians to find alternative designs and out-of-the-box solutions to save you time and money. These solutions are most effective and efficient if we can provide them before you’re ready to send your part into production.
In’Tech Industries can be your trusted partner for DFM services. To work with the experts in DFM, molding, tooling, 3D printing, and rapid prototyping, start your quote with the In’Tech team today.