In the world of plastic injection moulding, the success of any project often hinges on the quality of the product design.  

A well-designed part not only meets the functional requirements but also considers the manufacturability of the component.  

And this is where Design for Manufacture (DFM) comes into play. 

Read on to learn about the concept of DFM and how it works.  

What is Design for Manufacture?  

Design for Manufacture” is a process where a product design is reviewed and optimised from a manufacturing perspective.  

The goal is to identify and eliminate potential issues that could lead to increased production costs, longer cycle times, or quality problems during the injection moulding. 

At BEC Group, our team of engineers provide DFM reports to help clients streamline their designs and improve their products.  

By considering key factors such as unit price, durability, scalability, and productionisation (the process of modifying a prototype for mass production), we help designers and customers avoid pitfalls that could complicate or increase the cost of manufacturing down the line. 

The Benefits of DFM  

Investing in a thorough DFM review can yield huge benefits throughout the plastic injection moulding process. Some of the key advantages include: 

  1. Reduced production costs: By improving the design-to-manufacturing process, DFM minimises material usage and shortens the production cycle, lowering production costs. 
  1. Improved part quality: DFM ensures that the design is optimised for the specific manufacturing process, reducing the risk of defects or quality issues in the final product. 
  1. Faster time-to-market: By addressing potential manufacturing challenges early in the design phase, DFM helps to avoid delays and setbacks during production, enabling faster time-to-market for new products. 
  1. Enhanced design for automation: DFM can identify opportunities to incorporate design features that facilitate automated assembly, reducing labour costs and increasing production efficiency. 

The BEC Group Production Advantage  

At BEC Group, we have a proven track record of helping clients optimise their designs for plastic injection moulding.  

Our experienced team of engineers works closely with designers and customers to provide expert guidance and support throughout the DFM process. 

So, whether you’re looking to improve an existing design or develop a new product from scratch, our DFM services might be the missing piece of your manufacturing puzzle. 

In addition to our DFM expertise, BEC Group offers a full range of plastic injection moulding services, including mould tool design and creation, rapid tooling, overmoulding, and insert moulding.  

Contact us today to learn more about how BEC Group’s DFM services can benefit your next project.