Case Study



Dell Builds a Framework for Success

Design for Assembly and Design for Service drive the design of Dell Corporation’s Optiframe® Computer Chassis. Dell Computer Corporation (Round Rock, Texas), the world’s leading direct computer systems company, has long been recognized as a provider of easily serviced, readily installed, customized computers. By 1998, Dell was associated as well with something else—an explosive growth…

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LEAN CUISINE Whirlpool Sweden puts DFA to work to cut parts by 29 percent and assembly time by 26 percent.

Training is a valuable investment, but companies don’t expect immediate profits from the training sessions themselves. At Whirlpool Sweden in Norrköping, though, this was exactly the case as they trained cross-functional teams of in-plant personnel to perform design for assembly (DFA) analysis. Training Objectives Whirlpool Sweden in Norrköping is a Whirlpool Global Technology Center for…

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Betting on design analysis

Appropriately headquartered in Reno, Nevada, International Game Technology specializes in the design, development, manufacturing, distribution and sales of computerized gaming machines and systems products. IGT’s video gaming machines are instantly familiar all over the world.The company’s main product families are video and mechanical-reel slots. Cabinets for the machines have either upright or slanted fronts, depending…

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Hitting the Jackpot with DFMA

International Game Technologies is a worldwide supplier of computerized gaming machines. Using Boothroyd Dewhurst Design for Manufacturing and Assembly software engineers score 40 percent total savings on slot machine part and assembly costs. Design analysis software helps engineers score 40 percent total savings on slot machine part and assembly costs. Long before the lights start…

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