DFMA Bootcamp at NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

DFMA Bootcamp at NASA Michoud Assembly Facility

July 2010 - Pro CNC hosts DFMA Bootcamp at NASA MAF

Pro CNC president Paul Van Metre, hosted a DFMA Bootcamp for engineers at Lockheed Martin working at the NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans Louisiana. Over 40 engineers who are actively designing the new Orion Crew Exploration Vehicle attended the workshop focused on reducing the cost of machined parts. The workshop was the largest and highest profile DFMA Bootcamps that the company has presented. Engineers learned about DFMA concepts ranging from an overview of the machining process, 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 had 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 across the country. The bootcamps typically last about 2-4 hours and are held in the middle of the day to include 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.

If your company is interested in a DFMA Bootcamp, please click here for more information or contact Paul Van Metre at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or 866-4PROCNC x 227.
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