The design phase is one of the most critical stages in the development of any product. Research shows that approximately 80% of the total cost of manufacturing a product is determined during the concept and design phase, and by the time a product is ready for production, approximately 95% of the total cost of production has already been built into it.
EBW Electronics’ design for manufacturing service gives special consideration to the manufacturability of your product, ensuring that it is produced in the most cost effective way. This approach also aims to reduce the product development time, and to ensure that the products are of high quality and reliability.
By utilizing various cost saving opportunities such as reducing the number of parts, using multi-functional parts, standardizing parts, reducing separate fasteners, minimizing assembly directions, and so on, we make cost-saving opportunities available at each step in the process.
MINIMIZE THE TOTAL NUMBER OF COMPONENTS
Minimizing the total number of parts helps to reduce inventory, purchasing, equipment, testing and so on. It also helps to reduce process and development time.
USE MULTIFUNCTIONAL PARTS
Using multifunctional parts reduces the total number of parts required. This principle helps cut the total cost of production.
USE STANDARD PARTS
Standard parts are more readily available and less expensive than custom-made parts. Standard parts are also less likely to fail compared to custom-made parts.
REDUCE THE NUMBER OF FASTENERS
Fasteners can significantly increase the cost and lower the efficiency of manufacturing a product. Reducing the number of fasteners used directly contributes to the bottom line.
The overall cost of manufacturing an electronic product such as a printed circuit board can be reduced by employing processes that allow for easy fabrication.
SELECT A PROCESS THAT ALLOWS FOR EASE OF ASSEMBLY
Reduce the assembly directions and select a process that enhances speed of assembly.