Design for Manufacture is the general engineering practice of designing products in such a way that they are easy to manufacture and install on-site.
The concept exists in almost all engineering disciplines, but the implementation differs widely depending on the manufacturing technology. DFMA describes the process of designing or engineering a product in order to facilitate the manufacturing process to reduce its manufacturing costs.
DFMA will allow potential problems to be fixed in the design phase which is the least expensive place to address them. Other factors may affect the manufacturability such as the type of raw material, the form of the raw material, dimensional tolerances, and secondary processing such as finishing. At D.A.T we have a vast knowledge of coordinating services in order for `DFMA’ to be applied.
This means producing a design that can be modularised into transportable blocks, constructed off site then simply transported to site and bolted together, thus saving the need for timely traditional installation practices.
Types of modules that can be designed by us are endless, some of the most frequent include:
- Corridor service runs
- Underfloor services
- Heat exchangers and associated pipework
- Domestic service cupboards
We design into each module a lifting strategy to make the logistical aspect of DFMA as easy as possible.
Then from the approved design we breakdown each module into a series of fabrications drawings making it as clear and simple as possible for the fabricator – these include: Steelwork, Spool, General arrangement and Installation drawings.
If you require some CAD services feel free to get in touch for quick chat and a no obligation quote.