- Introduction to DFMA
- Product Design Process
Need identification and problem definition; Conceptual design; Embodiment design; Detail design.
- Selection of Materials and Shapes
Overview of engineering materials and standards for materials selection; Selection of materials; Selection of shapes; Co-selection of materials and shapes.
- Design for
The concept of manufacturability; Limitations of manufacturing processes; Design of jigs and fixtures; Design for machining, Design for casting; Design for forging; Design for sheet metalworking; Design for assembly; Design for environment; Case studies.
- Modelling and Simulation
Mathematical modeling and dimensional analysis; Finite element analysis; Simulation; Rapid prototyping.
- Design for Quality and Reliability
Design for reliability; Failure mode and effects analysis; Design for safety; Design for Quality; Design optimization.