Engineering and Production Management

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Integrated course, 3.00 ECTS


Course content

• Fundamentals of the "Design for Manufacturing" DFM
• Fundamentals of the "Design for Assembly" DFA
• DFMA as a tool for risk identification, improvement of economic efficiency in production and to increase quality (strategy measure according to IATF 16949)
• Methodical integration of DFMA concepts into the development process
• Challenges for the use of DFMA methods in the technical development process
• Design methods for error prevention in the assembly process (Poka-Yoke)
• Methods for preventive optimization of product costs
• Methods for integrated product development

Learning outcomes

After completing the course, students are able to:
• Explain methods of DFM, DFA and DFMA and illustrate them with practical examples
• Explain cross-links between DFMA and QM processes and define applications in the product development process
• Use DFMA as a tool for risk identification, production cost reduction and quality improvement in the product development process
• Actively implement DFMA concepts as part of the product development process
• Understand and apply design methods for error prevention in the production process (Poka-Yoke)

Recommended or required reading and other learning resources / tools

Lecture notes; handouts; K.-H. Grote, F. Engelmann, W. Beitz, M. Syrbe, J. Beyerer, G. Spur: Das Ingenieurwissen: Entwicklung,
Konstruktion und Produktion; K. Ehrlenspiel, A. Kiewert, U. Lindemann, M. Mörtl: Kostengünstig Entwickeln und Konstruieren; U. Lindemann: Methodische Entwicklung technischer Produkte; O. Molloy, E. Warman, S. Tilley: Design for Manufacturing and Assembly; G. Blokdyk: DFMA A Complete Guide - 2019 Edition; S. Gupta: Computer-Aided Tool for Conceptual Designs with DFMA and Modularization: Generation of Modularized Conceptual Designs with Assembly and Variety Considerations; S. Periyasamy: Application of DFE and DFMA for enabling sustainable development: Exclusively for automotive sectors;

Mode of delivery

Lectures and tutorials

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Advanced Modelling and CAD, Advanced Production Technologies, Product Analysis and Product Development

Assessment methods and criteria

Written and/or oral exams / Project presentation