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DESIGN FOR ASSEMBLY (DFA)DESIGN FOR ASSEMBLY (DFA)Very often, the most significant benefits with design for manufacturability (DFM) come from designing for assembly (DFA), simplifying the product so that it has fewer parts and its assembly is easier and faster. One reason for this is the fact that final assembly labor and overhead together may comprise the largest single item of cost in the manufacture of a product, and if this item can be reduced, the benefits are substantial. However, designing for assembly has ramifications far beyond the cost of the assembly operation, itself. A product designed for ease of assembly can provide benefits …
James G.Bralla: Design for Manufacturability Handbook, Second Edition. DESIGN FOR ASSEMBLY (DFA), Chapter (McGraw-Hill Professional, 1999, 1986), AccessEngineering