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New DFM webinar: Leading-edge; Customized; Low-cost; Reach unlimited audiences anywhere;
                              Schedule quickly; and Have time to work between4 four-hour sessions 

 Read dozens of educational articles on DFM, including:

                                            New "how to" article: Order Fulfillment in Half the Time

 

New white paper: Concurrent Engineering for Challenging Products

DFM article,    Results (new article),     Designing Low-Cost Products,           Design for Growth,            Designing in Quality
Half the Time to Stable Production,        Saving Cost and Time with Vendor/Partnerships    Product Family Design      
Mass Customization,         Build-to-Order,          Standardization,        
Designing products for Lean Production
Low-cost Machine Control using Linkages     7 Reasons Why "Cost Reduction" after Design Doesn't Work
New article on Half Cost Solar Energy at http://www.halfcostproducts.com/half_cost_solar.html
New article on Scalability to quickly increase production volumes, with section on how to greatly scale up solar 

Leading-edge Expertise on DFM & Concurrent Engineering

For the last 25 years,   Dr. David M. Anderson P.E., has been showing companies how to develop low-cost products that
ramp quickly to stable production.

His customized in-house two-day Product Development Seminar has taught hundreds of companies how to use Concurrent Engineering
 
to design products for the best manufacturability, at the lowest possible cost, in half the time to stable production, with the highest
 quality by design using the methodologies summarized in the article on Design for Manufacturability  and published in the
 2014 DFM book, "Design for Manufacturability How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production"  

All DFM & Concurrent Engineering seminars webinars, and workshops are practical and relevant because they are
 customized to the company's products, industry, and volumes.

His Product-Specific workshops immediately apply these principles to new projects as they begin. 

DFM Seminars and workshops show how to commercialize products, which is an important step between Research and Development. 
Commercializtion of research ensures the Development phase will be able to design low-cost, manufacturable products quick
.

To see a one-hour preview of the seminar, email Dr. Anderson to arrange a no-charge
private DFM webinar
for decision-makers or call him directly at 1- 805-924-0100.

His powerful Steel & Cost Reduction Workshop will apply DFM principle to large, heavy, or
complex parts for major reduction in cost. material usage, weight, skill demands,
quality costs, and build time.
      The workshop will show how to develop low-cost new-generation products or backward-compatible substitute modules
that will replace expensive weldments, casting, or unnecessarily heavy machined parts with more steel-efficient
 parts of assemblies of CNC machined parts that are accurately assembled by various DFM techniques. 
The illustrations at the below shows an example of a low-cost backhoe boom, which would replace the conventional plate weldment,
as shown on workshop page. See how to design more manufacturable frames and structures on the
workshop page for the Steel & Cost Reduction Workshop

These truss structures would provide the absolute lowest weight for a needed strength.

  Standardization increases purchasing leverage, simplify supply chain management, reduce part and overhead cost,
enhances flexibility, and cuts the speed and cost of product development efforts.  See article on Standardization

 
  Mass Customization can build products on-demand that are efficiently customized for niche markets, various countries, or individual customers, as summarized in this site's Mass Customization article and the ASME article: Mass Customization's Missing Link  in the April 2011 issue of Mechanical Engineering Magazine. 

These principles have been published in Dr. Anderson's second book on Mass Customization: published in Dr. Anderson's second book on the subject: "Build-to-Order & Mass Customization; The Ultimate Supply Chain Management and Lean Manufacturing Strategy for Low-Cost On-Demand Production without Forecasts or Inventory"
 

  Build to order can build any quantity of mass-customized or standard products on-demand without forecasts, batches, inventory, or purchasing delays.  See Build-to-Order article and article on how BTO provides several recession strategies for immediate results with little capital cost.
 
  Product Line Rationalization can rationalize product lines to eliminate or outsource older, low-volume products to immediately increase profits, simplify supply chain management, and free up people to participate early in complete multifunctional product development teams. See Product Line Rationalization  article
 


DFM alone may make the difference between being competitive and not succeeding in the marketplace. Most markets are highly competitive, so slight competitive advantages (or disadvantages)
can have significant impact. 
See DFM article 
DFM may make the difference between a competitive product line and, in the extreme, products that are not manufacturable at all. Products fail and go out of production because costs are too high, quality is too low, the introduction was too late, or production couldn't keep up with demand.  These are all manufacturability issues and therefore very much affected by Design for Manufacturability
 

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Call Dr. Anderson at 1-805-924-0100 (Pacific Time Zone) to discuss implementing these techniques or
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