Following „first-time-right” principles, a Design for Manufacturing analysis (DFM) is an essential part of a successful product development and industrialization.
DFM describe a study where, the part design is screened and checked in full depth.

Only part designs fit for the selected manufacturing process shall enter industrialization.

All critical to quality (CTQ) part characteristics should be able to be produced within a reliable processing window and at lowest processing costs possible.

Lately also sustainability is getting more and more attention and the DFM-study is also including sustainability objectives.
A DFM is including also injection moulding simulations.
With this filling- , warpage- and cooling-simulation and can be extended to a CAE-based DOE.

DFM in Plastic Industry
DFM in Plastic Industry

Quality: CAD design with critical sections identified
Quality Assurance: Detailed information about critical section (wall thickness too high)

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This glossary of plastic industry is provided by PLEXPERT Canada Inc.