Design for Excellence (DFX)
As client-specific products are Powersoft19 hardware engineering team’s distinguishing proposition; we adopt a unique approach for each design. We embed each client’s specific requirements into the design right from the planning phase and select the design approach that best suits these requirements. You can benefit from our Design for Assembly (DFA), Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design for Serviceability (DFS), Design for Testability (DFT) and Design for Volume (DFV) services to ensure that the final product is as close to your expectations as possible. You’ll find excellence in our every design, regardless of the approach.
Complete DFX involves following steps
- In-depth checklists
- Customized automated scripts
- Interactive reports
With a Design for Assembly (DFA) approach we ensure that the system design facilitates the process of system assembly. This approach focuses on designing a system that requires the minimum rotations for assembly and minimum possibility of incorrect assembly. These systems are best for easier, quicker, and error-free parts insertion. The feature of early detection of errors makes the DFA approach valuable for time and cost saving.
Design for Manufacturability (DFM) approach sets design guidelines to make the manufacturing process of the product as easy, cost and time efficient as possible. The approach extends to the entire manufacturing process i.e. fabrication, assembly, test, etc. With DFM you can eliminate or mitigates the production problems during the design stage.
Business Value for You
- Get early, effective cross functional involvement.
- Reduce overall product development time (less changes, spins, problem solving).
- Smooth production launch.
- Optimize number of parts.
- Optimize number of process steps and employ correct, efficient steps.
- Reduce labor costs of repair and issue resolution.
- Improve overall production efficiency.
- Build right the first time guaranteeing less rework, scrap, and warranty costs.
- Improve quality and reliability.
- Ensure higher customer satisfaction.
When performance and serviceability of a system is of prime importance, Design for Serviceability (DFS) approach is the most suitable way to design a system. This approach emphasizes the quality and serviceability features before and during the designing and manufacturing of the product. With DFS your system will require minimum maintenance and will be easy to diagnose.
Designers adopt Design for Testability (DFT) approach to ensure that the design is suitable and easy to test. This approach of designing enables speedy testing by increasing the probability of fault detection. The design is made easily testable at various stages of its operation and in various environments. Such designs assure that the systems are easy to maintain and test for users.
Designing hardware for few prototypes or low volume production is one thing but designing for high volume has its own set of unique challenges. Our Design for Volume (DFV) approach ensures that manufacturing complexity is acceptable and the associated costs are as low as possible while maximizing the yield of the manufacturing process.
- Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety Planning (RAMS)