May 2010 - Another Successful DFMA Bootcamp
Pro CNC has recently completed another Design For Manufacturability & Assembly (DFMA) Bootcamp at a Seattle area military hardware manufacturer. With nearly 20 manufacturing and mechanical engineers in attendance, the Bootcamp was one of the largest the company has done recently. Engineers learned about DFMA concepts ranging from selecting the right size and form of raw materials for CNC machined parts, to modeling tips for parts that are easy to machine, how to least expensively dimension threaded holes, best practices when creating drawings and many other topics related to CNC machining and DFMA. During the workshop, engineers have an opportunity to look and touch real machined parts and discuss which features are cost drivers.
The idea for Pro CNC to offer DFMA Bootcamps was borne from requests from customers who have been subscribers of the Pro Tips newsletter
and have gotten a lot out of the content but wanted a more immersive and hands on workshop for their engineering staff to really learn some of the principles of DFMA first hand. Pro CNC has put on several DFMA Bootcamps for companies in the Washington State area. The bootcamps typically last about 2 hours and include a box lunch. The information learned in the bootcamp can be applied immediately to new and existing designs and offers immediate and significant ROI for the design activity.
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