DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: A CRUCIAL STEP TOWARDS PRODUCT SUCCESS
Design for Manufacturing is a crucial element of any successful push towards launching new products, ensuring designs are optimized for the manufacturing process.
That’s because no matter how brilliant a design is, certain production constraints can take a promising design and turn it upside down fast. If these constraints are not addressed early in your product’s development, they can turn into much larger problems by the time you move into production, leaving you in the unenviable position of having to choose between two similarly unpleasant alternatives – sacrificing product quality or blowing your production schedule. Either choice can leave you with additional costs.
Some of the risks associated with skipping Design for Manufacturing include:
- Unstable production processes
- Unstable part dimensions
- Part variability
- Poor quality finished parts
DESIGN FOR MANUFACTURING: WHAT’S INCLUDED
An experienced Engineering team can provide plenty of DFM assistance to address design complexity, provide suggestions to help simplify product designs, and make them easier to manufacture. This reduces unnecessary design iterations as well as reducing the risk that products designs will be too complex and therefore cost prohibitive to produce.
At KASO, we believe Design for Manufacturing is an invaluable tool for our customers. That’s why KASO’s Engineering team goes even further to guide customers through the process, sometimes going so far as to provide on-site design assistance when needed, working closely with your team to ensure product designs are 100% ready for production.
WHY MATERIALS SELECTION IS SO IMPORTANT
The right materials can make all the difference when it comes time to manufacture. When you work with a knowledgeable manufacturer, you will have the opportunity to review all possible material options. Here at KASO, our team is often able to suggest substitutes that help customers reduce their costs and even improve the quality of finished products.
So remember: Making necessary changes to your products is much easier, more efficient, and more cost effective the earlier you do it. Design for Manufacturing makes successful manufacturing a reality.
Have questions about how you can improve your production? Contact KASO todayto learn more about our Design for Manufacturing and Early Supplier Involvement process.