As any domestic contract manufacturer knows, it is critically important to connect your design and manufacturing teams to produce precision, quality components that meet their specified functionality. Design and manufacturing teams may be under one roof or report to one central location, but are typically very separate divisions.
These two equally important facets should be intertwined and collaborating from the beginning of the design stage, especially for precision components used in Automotive or Aerospace supply chains. Unfortunately, Design for Manufacturability (DFM) has been quite limited, although technology is evolving to better equip the domestic contract manufacturer with tools for transparent collaboration.
Technology Aids Design for Manufacturability of the Domestic Contract Manufacturer
Establishing a set of rules for the manufactured product is essential. Technology is instrumental in doing this and performing various calculations. Designers and engineers use CAD software such as SolidWorks and Wire EDM programs to bridge the gap between design and manufacturing.
DFM solutions can quickly identify feasibility challenges and, when used in conjunction with Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) procedures, can alert engineers to potential manufacturing problems. These pass/fail techniques are valuable for identifying critical areas of thickness, radius, angles, and distance, although they may not encompass a broader set of specifications involved with manufacturing capabilities.
QT Manufacturing Is a Domestic Contract Manufacturer Utilizing DFM Solutions
QT Manufacturing utilizes the power of technological advancements, with cutting edge design for manufacturability technology. Our skilled design and engineering team works collaboratively with our manufacturing experts to generate a design and develop products that are successfully manufacturable from the very beginning of the design phase. QT Manufacturing is a domestic contract manufacturer in Dallas following a strict set of Quality Control Procedures as outlined by our ISO9001:2008 and AS9100C Registrations. Contact us today at 972-221-0537 to learn more and get a free design consultation.