Editorial contact: Miles Parker Parker Group firstname.lastname@example.org (401) 272-1510Boothroyd 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 www.dfma.com/forum/index.html.
*** 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) Raytheon Resource & Capacity Management: Best Practices for Cross-Functional Product Development 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 ADMODUM GmbH 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. ( www.dfma.com)
Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. 138 Main Street Wakefield, RI 02879 USA Tel. 401-783-5840 Fax 401-783-6872 Email Contact.DFMA is a registered trademark of Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc.
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