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Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) DVD
Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) is a proven design methodology used to optimize part costs and quality, while reducing time-to-market development. This program features an interview with Nicholas Dewhurst of Boothroyd Dewhurst. He explains the concepts and use of DFMA in product analysis to understand the drivers of cost, and the interaction of the individual pieces within the product to optimize design, manufacturability, and assembly. Two companies who have successfully used DFMA are also highlighted, including: MDS-SCIEX, a scientific instrumentation manufacturer, where implementation of DFMA philosophies helped reduce the product development design cycle for their API 2000 mass spectrometer from 48 months to 16 months. Plug Power, a fuel cell manufacturer, where the integral use of DFMA facilitated development of their Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell systems at the lowest cost while emphasizing three key elements: system manufacturability, serviceability, and sustainability.
Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Series Sampler DVD
This video program is a sampler of the programming from the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Series. It highlights 22 of the most important manufacturing processes, with each excerpt providing approximately five minutes of shop floor footage and animations to help you visualize manufacturing concepts and technologies.
Manual Composite Layup and Spray Up DVD
This program follows each process thoroughly, detailing each step from molds preparation through to the curing of finished layups and spray ups. The use of vacuum bag molding and autoclave molding to further consolidate layups and spray ups is also presented.
Automated Composite Layup and Spray-Up DVD
This program focuses on the various automated processes and equipment developed to manufacture composite products of high quality. The use of CNC gantry ply-cutters, robots, tape lamination machines and fiber placement machines are among the automated technologies detailed.