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December 2013
Fast App: From Mud Stream to Value Stream - Desktop Engineering

December 2013
Case Study: A Metric for Product Improvement - Quality Magazine

December 2013
Information + Imagination = Design Optimization - Foundry Management & Technology
Continuous Improvement Drives Product Re-Design [Slideshow]

August 2013
Improving Cost Estimating for Metalcasting - Foundry Management & Technology

August 2013
Software analysis yields metric for improving product development - Machine Design

July 2013
Understanding the Value in Value Engineering - Desktop Engineering

May 2013
America's Offshoring Debacle -- Accounting for What Happened - Industry Week

April 2013
DFMA -- A Potent Lean Methodology - Assembly

April 2013
Doubling down with DFMA Software - Entertainment Engineering

March 2013
Upstream Scrutiny Drives Downstream Savings at Dynisco - Desktop Engineering

January 2013
Doubling down with DFMA; slot machine gets radical redesign and accelerated assembly - Designfax

January 2013
Designing for reshoring: Can DFM and DFA bring it home? - Plastics Today

November 2012
Upstream Scrutiny Drives Downstream Savings - Assembly

October 2012
Using Smart Design To Manufacture Cheaper Products Keeps Dynisco In The Game - Manufacturing & Technology News

October 2012
Making it manufacturable - Cutting Tool Engineering

August 2012
Cost Information Management at Whirlpool - Appliance Design

July 2012
Value engineering requires value procurement - Procurement Leaders

July 2012
Closing the R&D Cost Analysis Gap - R&D

July 2012
A down-to-earth flight plan for manufacturing success - Designfax

March 2012
Domestic Production Or Offshore Outsourcing? Teardowns Help Reveal The Right Decision - Manufacturing & Technology News

March 2012
A Down-to-Earth Flight Plan - Aerospace Manufacturing and Design

February 2012
When Engineers Take Responsibility for Cost, Good Things Happen - Design2Part Magazine

December 2011
Product Designs Require Careful Calculations - Design World

October 2011
Design First, Lean Second: A Case Study - Assembly

October 2011
Product Design: Design First; Lean Second - Assembly

October 2011
Aerospace industry “late to the game” in using design for manufacture and assembly - SME AeroDef

October 2011
Solving the design engineer’s dilemma - PlasticsToday

September 2011
Upfront Engineering is Real Business - Desktop Engineering

August 2011
The Case Against Shifting Production To China; Hidden Costs And Growing Risks Make U.S. Attractive For Manufacturing - Manufacturing & Technology News

August 2011
How to return manufacturing jobs to the U.S.: Experts give details at Boothroyd Dewhurst DFMA Forum - Designfax

July 2011
Paul Teague: Insourcing deserves a good look - Procurement Leaders

July 2011
DFMA Practices Can Play a Role in Manufacturing Reshoring - Design News

July 2011
Alcoa Makes DFMA Case for Aluminum's Sustainability - Design News

July 2011
Design for Recyclability - Design News

June 2011
The Unintended Consequeces of Design - Design News

April 2011
Prescription for Robust Medical Device Productivity - Medical Design

April 2011
Applying Lean to Product Development - Design News

April 2011
Simplifying Veterinary Device Relieves Maturing Product Symptoms - Product Design & Development

February 2011
DFMA Takes Lean to the Next Level - Designfax

February 2011
Keeping Manufacturing Onshore By Design - Design-2-Part Magazine

January 2011
DFMA helps medical OEM save plenty - Modern Plastics Worldwide

December 2010
DFMA vs. Lean - Assembly Magazine    (Download PDF)

December 2010
Evolving Monocopter - Aerospace Manufacture & Design

November 2010
Southco hinges great design on DFMA software - Medical Design

November 2010
The Paul Teague Column: It's often cheaper at home - Procurement Blog

November 2010
Redesign: Out with sheet metal, in with plastics, and way, way up with the savings - Plastics Today

September 2010
DFMA Takes a Back-to-Basics Product Simplification Strategy to Cut Costs - Design News

July 2010
Design for Manufacture Can Cut Costs While Improving Overall Manufacturing Processes - Manufacturing Engineering

July 2010
DFMA Hits the Jackpot - Desktop Engineering

June 2010
Hitting the Jackpot with DFMA - Entertainment Engineering

June 2010
Hypertherm Goes Back to Basics with Design for Manufacture and Assembly

May 2010
Research & Development Magazine - Select article "Flight Meets Design Functionality"

April 2010
Custom Model - Mechanical Engineering Magazine

April 2010
Using DFMA to Control the Controller Design - Design2Part Magazine

February 2010
Case Study: Design in Cost Reduction - Quality Magazine

February 2010
Forklift Manufacturer Streamlines Design and Reduces Costs Using DFMA Software - Design World Magazine

January 2010
Getting Leaner at the Design Stage - IndustryWeek

December 2009
Establish Real-World Costs Up Front - Manufacturing Engineering

November 2009
Can Anyone Out-Lean Toyota? - Assembly Magazine

October 2009
It’s Simple: Use DFMA To Quote, Analyze, Implement & Communicate - Product Design & Development

October 2009
Purchasing learns cost modeling, accounting - Purchasing.com

September 2009
Software Cuts Costs Throughout Production Process - Modern Machine Shop

September 2009
Software: Cost Modeling - Appliance Design

June 2009
Boston-area companies expand beyond CAD alone - Mass High Tech

May 2009
Trimming Costs at the Design Stage - American Machinist magazine

April 2009
Product Simplification: Rediscover a Whole New Game - Nasa Tech Briefs

April 2009
Raymond lowers costs with forklift redesign via DFMA - SAE Off-highway Engineering

March 2009
Motorola University Achieves Smarter and Faster Product Design - Quality in Manufacturing

October 2008
Let’s Fix US Manufacturing Competitiveness - Manufacturing Engineering

August 2008
Reducing Product Costs Early On Reaps Savings - Desktop Engineering

August 2008
Perspectives on First Step in Design (Part IV) - Medical Design Technology

August 2008
Allocating Responsibility for Manufacturing Cost - IndustryWeek

June 2008
DFMA Cuts Downstream Costs - Assembly

June 2008
Survey shows DFMA lowers costs, seen and unseen - Injection Molding Magazine

May 2008
Perspectives on First Step in Design (Part IV) - Medical Design Technology

March 2008
LeCroy Takes Complexity out of the Box in Redesign - Design News

March 2008
Measuring DFMA Savings - Automation World

January 2008
Commodities prices may be high, but here is a way to control other costs - Purchasing Magazine

January 2008
Offshoring Pleasures and Pitfalls - Manufacturing Engineering

December 2007
When Design Meets Assembly Good Things Can Happen - Automotive Design & Production

December 2007
Fitting Product Design to Production Efficiency – Industry Week

November 2007
Engage product design in DFMA now; achieve lean savings of 30 to 50 percent later – Lean Directions

November 2007
Efforts Grow to Design for Disassembly – Design News

November 2007
Designing Fuel Cells for the Future - Desktop Engineering

October 2007
Design Software Rollout  - Mechanical Engineering

September 2007
Building Optimum Manufacturability Into Designs - Product Design & Development

August 2007
The Next Proactive Step - Industry Week

July 2007
Designing the Future with DFMA - R & D Magazine

July 2007
Going ‘lean’ from the point a product is conceived - Providence Business News

April 2007
Deere Harvests Savings with DFMA - SAE Off-Highway Engineering magazine

February 2007
Successful Design For Assembly - Assembly Magazine

September 2006
"Engineering sees value of purchasing involvement in the design process" - Purchasing.com

September 2006
"Advice for DFMA Users" - Design News

August 2006
"Recapturing R&D Leadership" - Industry Week

July 2006
"Part Cutters" - Design News

July 2006
"DFMA Advice" - Design News

May 2006
"Better, Faster, Simpler" - Desktop Engineering

March 2006
“How Purchasing Fits in Design” - Global CPO

February 2006
"Bus designer takes the local route" - Off-Highway Magazine

October 2005
"America’s Secret Weapon: Better Designs" - Design News

October 2005
"A less-costly fuel-cell design" - Machine Design Magazine

July 2005
"Technologies to reduce production costs" - American Machinist magazine

May 2005
"The Lawnmower Man" - The Engineer Online

November 2004
"Manufacturing in China? The true cost may surprise you" - Injection Molding magazine

November/December 2004
"Using Design for Manufacture and Assembly To Meet Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System Cost Goals" Defense AT&L

September 2004
"Need to Cut Costs? Check Your Design First" - Desktop Engineering magazine

August 2004
"Simple Medicine" - Mechanical Engineering magazine

August 2004
"Software Produces Better Designs" - Assembly magazine