DESIGN for MANUFACTURING (DfM)
The art of successful product development is to achieve a well-functioning product that can be produced and marketed
on time at a good price and the desired amounts.
The functionality is assessed on the basis of Schedule of Requirements
and the development time is the total time from beginning until delivery to the customers.
Successful products meet the requirements both for functionality and manufacturability.
It is very rare to realise an easy to produce product from a design in one go. Too often, time is wasted on too many actions
in trying to save what can be saved. Good product development process makes the difference between success and
disaster, or rather between profit and loss.
The course DfM explains that the above three assessment criteria are complete and do not overlap.
In other words: there are no more criteria.