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Utilize this exacting blueprint to improve quality and economy of your manufactured product, at every state of manufacturing. From raw materials...to machining and casting...to assembly and finishing, the Second Edition of this classic guide will introduce you to the principles and procedures of Design for Manufacturability (DFM)--the art of developing high-quality products for the lowest possible manufacturing cost. Written by over 70 experts in manufacturing and product design, this popular productivity tool gives you the know-how to design products for function, quality, reliability, maintainability, and benefits to the environment--while drastically simplifying the manufacturing required! If you want to achieve world-class quality and economy in your manufacturing operations--this is the book that will help you save time and materials...reduce expenses...stimulate new ideas...improve job performance...and make better design decisions.
From raw materials ... to machining and casting ... to assembly and finishing, the Second Edition of this classic guide will introduce you to the principles and procedures of Design for Manufacturability (DFM)Ñthe art of developing high-quality products for the lowest possible manufacturing cost. Written by over 70 experts in manufacturing and product design, this update features cutting-edge techniques for every stage of manufacturingÑplus entirely new chapters on DFM for Electronics, DFX (Designing for all desirable attributes), DFM for Low-Quality Production, and Concurrent Engineering.
About the Author
James G. Bralla is a manufacturing consultant. He has been an Industry Professor at Polytechnic University in New York, Vice President - Operations for Alpha Metals, Inc., and has had a long career in manufacturing engineering and management. He is also the author of McGraw-Hill's Design for Excellence.
Table of Contents
Introduction. Section 1: Purpose, Contents, and Use of This Handbook. Economics of Process Selection. General Design Principles for Manufacturability. Quick References. The History of DFM. Managing DFM. Evaluating Design Proposals. Section 2: Economical Use of Raw Materials. Introduction. Ferrous Metals. Nonferrous Metals. Nonmetallic Materials. Section 3: Formed Metal Components. Metal Extrusions. Metl Stampings. Fineblanked Parts. Four-Slide Parts. Springs and Wire Forms. Spun-Metal Parts. Cold-Headed Parts. Impact- or Cold Extruded Parts. Rotary-Swaged Parts. Tube and Section Bends. Roll-Formed Sections. Power Metallurgy Parts. Forging. Electroformed Parts. Parts Produced by Specialized Forming Methods. Metal Injection-Molded Parts. Section 4: Machined Components. Section 4: Machined Components. Designing for Machining: General Guidelines. Parts Cut to Length. Screw Machine Products. Other Turned Parts. Machined Round Holes. Parts Produced on Milling Machines. Parts Produced by Planing, Shaping, and Slotting. Screw Threads. Broached Parts. Contour-Sawed Parts. Flame-Cut Parts. Internally Ground Parts. Parts Cylindrically Ground on Center-Type Machines. Centerless-Ground Parts. Flat-Ground Surfaces. Honed, Lapped, and Superfinished Parts. Roller-Burnished Parts. Parts Produced by electrical-Discharge Machining. Electrochemically Machined Parts. Chemically Machined Parts. Parts Produced by Other Advanced Machining Processes. Gears. Designing Parts for Economical Deburring. Section 5: Castings. Castings Made in Sand Molds. Other Castings. Investment Castings. Die Castings. Section 6: Nonmetallic Parts. Thermosetting-Plastic Parts. Injection-Molded Thermoplastic Parts. Stuctural-Foam-Molded Parts. Rotationally Molded Plastic Parts. Blow-Molded Plastic Parts. Reinforced-Plastic/Composite (RP/C) Parts. Plastic Profile Extrusions. Thermoformed-Plastic Parts. Welded Plastic Assemblies. Rubber Parts. Ceramic and Glass Parts. Plastic-Part Decorations. Section 7: Assemblies. Design for Assembly (DFA) Arc Weldments and Other Weldments. Resistance Weldments. Soldered and Brazed Assemblies. Adhesively Bonded Assemblies. Section 8: Finishes. Designing for Clearning. Polished and Plated Surfaces. Other Metallic Coatings. Desinging for Heat Transfer. Organic Finishes. Designing for Marking. shot-Peened Surfaces. Section 9: Additional Developments. DFM for Low-quantity Production. DFM in electronics. DFX. Glossary of Terms. Index.