• During design, we often focus on the final product, and not its manufacture.
• The Design For X (DFX) philosophy suggests that a design be continually reviewed from the start to the end to find ways to improve production and other non-functional aspects.
• These rules are nothing new, they are just common sense items written down, but they can be a good guide through the design process.
• Advantages of these techniques are,
- simpler designs that are more likely to be robust
- they can help when expertise is not available, or as a way to reexamine traditional designs
- proven to be very successful over decades of application
• These techniques can be used as a very substantial part of concurrent engineering.
• Some of the DFX acronyms are, (modified from [Dodd, 1992])