Design for Manufacturing (DFM)

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Manufacturing method (injection molding, extrusion, machining, casting, etc.)
Assembly process
Part and component complexity
Materials choices
Dimensional tolerance of components (precision of parts)
Supply chain considerations (Shipping, Quality checks & Q/A)
Labor (Machine setup, part finishing, assembly, etc.)
At Cotter Creations, DFM principles are applied throughout the entire product development process, not just towards the end. Most of the principles are applied during CAD, and all our engineers are experts in implementing these principles. By keeping manufacturing in mind from the start of your project, your product will be optimized for quality and cost for you and your customers. Contact us to learn more about our engineering and manufacturing experience or if you are interested in having your design evaluated for production.