Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., Will Host 2003 International Forum on DFMA, June

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Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., Will Host 2003 International Forum on DFMA, June 17-18, in Newport, R.I.

WAKEFIELD, R.I., USA, February 20, 2003 – Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., today announced it will host the eighteenth-annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA), on June 17-18, 2003. The DFMA Forum will take place at the Hyatt Regency Newport Hotel, Newport, R.I., USA.

The International Forum on DFMA is the foremost conference worldwide on early design analysis methodologies and implementation. Conference papers will discuss specific product development programs and examine cost reductions and efficiency gains at some of the world’s leading manufacturing companies, such as Raytheon, Hewlett-Packard Company, Harley-Davidson Motor Company, and Visteon Corporation, among others.

Experts in product design will discuss recent DFMA applications in detail and focus on major issues in manufacturing, including training and implementation, automatic assembly, engineering design quality, product development metrics and team recognition, modularization, process manufacturing, and collaboration with suppliers on DFMA goals.

In addition to the papers, the 2003 Forum will feature a panel discussion on DFMA and outsourcing. The title for the panel is “Effective Product Design and Cost Reduction in an Outsourcing Environment.”

The DFMA Forum is a valuable resource for everyone involved in the design-to-manufacturing process, including product designers, manufacturing engineers, automation specialists, and management, marketing, and purchasing personnel. More information is available at
*** 2003 International Forum on DFMA – Scheduled Papers ***

Customizing the Operations Library in DFM Concurrent Costing
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

The True Cost of Outsourcing
Hewlett-Packard Company

Structured Cost Reduction
Hewlett-Packard Company

Design for Six Sigma (DSS)

Resource & Capacity Management: Best Practices for Cross-Functional Product 
Goldense Group, Inc.

Integration of QFD, VE/VA and DFMA During the Product Design Stage
ITESM (Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey)

Make No Mistake – A Mistake-Proofing Methodology
Assured Quality

Cost Savings Using Design for Environment in the Electronic Packaging Industry
North Dakota State University

Application of Fuzzy Logic to Design for Manual Assembly
National Taipei University of Technology

DFMA Support for Fluidic Self Assembly
North Dakota State University

Developing Personalized Creative Concept Tools for Your DFM/A Team
Kettering University

Advanced Analysis for Product Structure Simplification by TRIZ
University of Padova

Product Cost Optimization with FACTON – A Reasonable Appendix to DFMA

DFMA – Small Company, Large Impact
Planet Products Corporation

Training and Application of DFMA
Brooks-PRI Automation, Inc.

DFM/A Analysis as a Part of Digital Manufacturing Approach
Visteon Corporation

Testing of DFMA and Implementation into the Product Development Process at a 
Car Manufacturer
Fachhochschule Rosenheim

About Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.
As the developer of DFMA, Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., is the world leader in software tools that provide manufacturing assembly knowledge to the product design process. In 1991, Drs. Geoffrey Boothroyd and Peter Dewhurst were awarded the National Medal of Technology by President George H. W. Bush for their work in DFMA. Other recipients of the National Medal of Technology have included William Gates of Microsoft Corp. and Ray Dolby of Dolby Laboratories Inc. Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., is dedicated to continually developing the DFMA knowledge base through its integrated software programs, workshops and international conferences. (
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