Design for Manufacture (DfM)
Achieving cost effective manufacture is
crucially dependent upon the quality of the design. A design
that is optimised for manufacture can significantly reduce
assembly costs and improve production yields along with enhanced
long-term reliability. Some issues that need to be considered
are: component selection, PCB footprints, tracking, fiducials,
tooling, PCB finishes, test strategy and firmware programming.
For new developments we can provide assistance early in the
design cycle with advice on design for manufacture. As part
of this process we will review pre-production data for assembly
related issues prior to PCB manufacture. After prototype assembly
we report on any areas of concern that should be addressed
prior to volume production.
During volume manufacture we are constantly looking to optimise
costs and eliminate defects. We work closely with your design
department to ensure that optimisations are carried forward
to up-issues and future projects.
You can download a range of useful
DfM documents here.