Failure Mode Effects Analysis – FMEA Template for Excel

Failure Mode Effects Analysis – FMEA Template The Failure Mode Effects Analysis is a great tool used in the Aerospace industry since the 1960s and still in use today for DFM (Design For Manufacturing) in Lean manufacturing environments.  Use our FMEA Template to Identifying the ways in which a product can fail Estimating the risk […]

DFA DFM Analysis Worksheet – Excel Download

Six Sigma DFA DFM Analysis Please download the DFA DFM Analysis worksheet (Design For Assembly/Design for Manufacturing) worksheet before going to production with any new prototype. The purpose is to get the design team and manufacturing teams in synch and look for opportunities to simply the product and assembly process.  This is a powerful tool […]

Facilitating Design for Manufacturing by Applying Lean Techniques

The following advice applies to design for manufacturing somewhat more than deploying software platforms.  I have included a short summary as to applying lean principles to product design in order to reduce cost and time to market.  These principles need to be thought out carefully at the beginning of the design phase, not at the […]