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Dynisco Chooses DFMA Software from Boothroyd Dewhurst

Wakefield, R.I., March 1, 2011 – Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., today announced that Dynisco (Franklin, MA.), has selected the Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) product costing software to improve cross-functional team collaboration and ensure design cost targets are achieved. The DFMA software will allow Dynisco to continue to increase the performance and cost efficiency of its measurement instrumentation products for the plastic, industrial, rubber and composite industries, where it is a recognized leader worldwide.

With a focus on customer satisfaction, the company first explored DFMA in redesign workshops as part of Dynisco’s Continuous Improvement initiative. Various products from the different Dynisco companies were analyzed as part of those training events. What the company discovered was a much better collaboration between the cross-functional teams when reviewing designs, as well as an increase in the number of new ideas and improvements generated.

“We determined that the DFMA software provided a very structured, time-savings approach for us,” said Kevin Dailida, Director of Product and Process Improvement at Dynisco. “Our cross-functional teams are now using Design for Assembly [DFA] to evaluate early prototypes while also establishing a framework for the future process flow. Additionally, we are using Design for Manufacture [DFM] to benchmark ‘should cost’ estimates against supplier quotes in order to ensure that bids are in line with design cost targets.”

DFMA software is a combination of two complementary analysis tools: Engineers use DFA software to assess the structural efficiency of their products and then reduce the assembly cost by consolidating individual parts into elegant, multifunctional designs. DFM software allows developers to examine competing material and process choices and quickly judge the cost trade-offs of producing new designs against the original assembly.

“Design drives cost,” stated John Biagioni, Vice President of Supply Chain and Operations. “We needed the ability to benchmark and capture data relating to part count and unique parts on our existing designs and compare them to future designs. The DFMA software allows us now to achieve this while monitoring our incremental improvements throughout the design cycle.”

About Dynisco, Inc.

Dynisco Inc. of Franklin, MA, is a global leader providing high-performance, cost-effective solutions for plastics extrusion processing. Dynisco sensors, controls, and analytical instruments are renowned for innovation, quality, and reliability. The company’s vast expertise, gained through 50+ years of experience, allows it to deliver fully integrated systems for better control, reduced downtime, minimum scrap, and maximum sustainability. Dynisco offers its customers leading-edge technology, manufactured to ISO 9000 quality standards, so they can achieve maximum manufacturing efficiency and productivity in their industries. Web site: http://www.dynisco.com/

About Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.

Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. was the first company to commercialize Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) methodologies and software tools, which make it possible to evaluate, estimate, and reduce the manufacturing cost of a product in the design phase through product simplification and cost estimation. Hundreds of Fortune 1000 companies, including General Electric, John Deere, Motorola, Pratt & Whitney, and Whirlpool, use DFMA to cut the costs of their manufactured products and achieve design innovation in their markets. The company was founded in 1983 and received the National Medal of Technology Award in 1991. For more information about DFMA software, workshops, consulting services, and international conferences, contact Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., 138 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879, USA. Tel. (401) 783-5840. Fax (401) 783-6872. Web site: www.dfma.com. E-mail: info@dfma.com.

DFMA is a registered trademark of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.


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