Case Study



Redesign of Aerospace Project cuts costs up to 74%

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly Application on the design of the AH64D Helicopter Alfredo Herrera Dimensional Management Technical Lead McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems Mesa, Arizona Presented at 12th International Forum on DFMA June, 1997, Newport, RI. Abstract This study examines the effectiveness of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) methodology used by the design, manufacturing,…

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New Generation of Medical Test Equipment benefits from DFMA input

DFMA software from Boothroyd Dewhurst lets designers produce a significantly improved case molding for Ciba Corning’s 800 Series blood-gas analyzer. The outer shells hinge together like a suitcase, making assembly easier and faster, with a closer fit than the previous 200 Series analyzer. When Ciba Corning Diagnostics Corp. set out to upgrade its line of…

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Motorola Solutions uses DFA software to benchmark designs and measure improvement in its global product portfolio

Every product in Motorola Solutions’ extensive portfolio—which includes handheld RFID readers (top), mobile radios (middle), multimedia micro kiosks (bottom), and many others—is benchmarked and analyzed during design/redesign using Boothroyd Dewhurst’s Design for Assembly (DFA) software to cut part count and assembly time. How good are our product designs? Are they better than past versions? How…

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Redesign of Forklift Hydraulic Cylinders

Matthew Miles Mechanical Engineer The Raymond Corporation May 2008 Introduction Customers demand reliable and high quality products at the lowest possible cost. Accordingly, it is incumbent upon manufacturers such as The Raymond Corporation (“Raymond”) to look continually for opportunities, when possible, to streamline the manufacturing of its products to meet customer needs. In this regard,…

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John Deere Harvests Savings with DFMA

New EPA-certified Tier 3 engine prompts cost-effective redesign Manufacturers of offroad vehicles have been meeting increasingly stringent emissions standards for the past several years, and Deere & Company is no exception. Starting in 2006, in particular, Tier 3 regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency require specific reductions of oxides of nitrogen in nonroad diesel engines.…

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