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This paper is the third in a series that describes the journey of Optimum Design Associates (ODA) from initial concept and planning through implementation of Lean NPI. This third paper examines data from before implementation and compares it to the data that has been compiled over more than a year of using Lean NPI as a best practice. ODA utilizes Mentor’s layout tools and Valor NPI DFM tools.
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Scott Miller, FreedomCAD Services
There is a new acronym bubbling up in the design world: DWM, which stands for “design with manufacturing.” Why is this different than design for manufacturing, or DFM? With DWM, the emphasis is on integration between the design team and the manufacturers during the design process. DWM is much more than that. We are tasked with producing designs that meet various technical requirements, yet are cost-effective and manufacturable. We provide this service to hundreds of customers who have varying degrees of processes, tools, and manufacturing partners. Given this diversity, we have recognized the importance of designing with manufacturing to achieve the product development goals of manufacturability and technical excellence.
I-Connect007 Research Team
In a recent survey regarding the industry's expectations of PCB designers, we asked our readers: Of the following criteria, which are the three most important for your job, according to your customers and your company? Here are the results.
Andy Shaughnessy, Design007 Magazine
In a recent survey, we asked the following question: What steps do you take to make the job easier for your fabrication and assembly providers? Here are a few of the answers, edited slightly for clarity.