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Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.
138 Main St 
Wakefield RI Rhode Island
United States 02879
Phone: +1 401 783 5840, Fax: +1 401 783 6872
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Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. Home Company About BDI Agents Partners Directions Products DFMA Overview DFA Software DFM Software Publications News & Events Press releases Case studies Articles Events Newsletter Services Workshops Training Consulting Support Implementation Downloads FAQs Contact Us home Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) the cost reduction tool for product design and manufacture Reduce the cost of your designs - as you are designing them - with Design for Manufacture (DFM) and DFM Concurrent Costing®. DFM will help you analyze and compare the costs of different materials and manufacturing methods, in the design phase. Simplify the assembly and manufacture of your designs - which leads to significant cost savings - with Design for Assembly (DFA). DFA will help you estimate the difficulty of assembly, eliminate unnecessary parts and assembly tooling, and design products that are less costly to manufacture. Hundreds of leading companies use DFMA methods and tools to make their products "lean from the start." Since the methodology and tools were introduced to the marketplace by Dr. Boothroyd and Dr. Dewhurst in 1983, these companies - including Harley-Davidson, John Deere, and Abbott Laboratories - have cut millions of dollars from their product manufacturing costs while creating products that are easier to manufacture and maintain. DFMA is used by Fortune 1000 companies worldwide for: Supply chain cost management Product simplification and improved quality Improved communication between design, manufacturing, purchasing, and management Cutting manufacturing costs DFMA provides real benefits throughout your product development organization: Manufacturing Design Cost Management C-Level Executives "You want me to manufacture this design? You're kidding, right?" If you find yourself asking this question more often than you'd like, DFMA can help. You and your design engineers can quickly analyze and manipulate different design approaches. The resulting lean design will contain fewe