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This collection of technical papers on the application of DFMA represents the most successful approaches and case studies presented during the International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly held each June since 1985.  Each paper explains the process steps and priorities applied by companies and individual design teams to implement DFMA.  Most papers include the details and results of the initial case study projects attacked by the company and design teams.  You will find a wide variety of industries, competitive environments, and product types, each having excellent success as documented.

Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. has compiled this collection to assist our customers in gaining the powerful benefits of DFMA as rapidly as possible and on an ongoing basis.  We invite you to study the papers in detail for both the differences and commonality you find with the companies and teams involved.

Using DFM to Improve Purchase Price Variance within the Supply Chain
Matt Miles

DFMA Setbacks and Success at Bell Helicopter
Anthony Bergerson
Bell Helicopter

Integrated Product Development and DFMA Implemenation at Pratt and Whitney
Robert A. Piombino
Pratt and Whitney/UTC

Decision Making Process for Implementing DFMA at IGT
Sam Mikhail
International Game Technology

Systematic DFMA Deployment, It Just Could Resurrect US Manufacturing
Mike Shipulski
Hypertherm, Inc.

Using DFA Analysis to Integrate Outside Designs Into the Motorola EMB New Product Development Process
Chris Foley and Andy Mossholder
Motorola Inc. Enterprise Mobility Business Unit

Why DFMA Efforts Fail
Mike Shipulski
Hypertherm, Inc.

From Concept to Design to Production: Integration of the DFMA Software in the LeCroy Design Path
Toni F. Inserra, Jörg Richstein, and Pamela J. Wiseman
LeCroy Corp.

Six Lessons Learned from a Successful Design For Assembly Program
Mike Shipulski
Hypertherm, Inc.

Celestica Early Product Reviews Empower Customer Design Teams – Highlight Opportunities for Improvement and Reduced System Assembly Time
John Allen
Celestica Corporation

How Symbol Technologies Incorporated Boothroyd Dewhurst’s Design for Assembly Software into their Corporate Culture
Chris Foley and John Wick
Symbol Technologies

Raytheon Six Sigma / Design for Six Sigmathe Road Map to Success
Paul Zimmermann

DFMA and Concurrent Engineering Application
Marcello Trolio
Brooks Automation

Integrating DFMA into ITT’s New Product Development Process
Timothy L. Reed
ITT Industries

DFMA - Small Company, Large Impact
William L. Harrison
Planet Products Corporation

Using DFMA to Evaluate Your Designs and Your Supply Base
Terry Ayer and Joseph Mendonca

DFM Experiences and Strategies for Implementation
Kenneth G. Swift and N.J. Brown
University of Hull

The Use of Knowledge Based Tools for Managing Product Cost at Harley-Davidson -  A Case Study
Dantar Oosterwal and Dan O’Callaghan
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

Implementing Design for Manufacturability in a Large Company
Michael F. Carter and Stephen W. Erskine
General Motors Corporation

Supplier Involvement in DFM
Aida Nelson
General Motors Corporation

DFA Implementation in Whirlpool Europe: Experience and Results
Stefan Wohnhas
Whirlpool Europe


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