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DFMA for Early Cost Estimation of Pedestal Fan - A Case Study

C. D. Naiju, V. Jayakrishnan, and Pranav. V. Warrier
SMEC, VIT University, Vellore, India

Abstract—Design for manufacturing and assembly (DFMA) is a developing analysis tool for all industries that are providing designing services and also for those who are into manufacturing. DFMA plays a key role in helping analyze the costing of a product before being manufactured. DFMA is implemented in the early design stages of a product. Improper design, unplanned manufacturing and assembly practices are the major factors leading to increased cost of product. This is where DFMA comes as a boon to the industries involved in design and production. This paper presents a case study on the application of DFMA in the cost minimization of a pedestal fan, which if widely used in domestic households and office spaces. Solid works software was used to generate the CAD models of the pedestal fan which was further analyzed using the DFMA software tool. Costing results of the existing pedestal fan was compared to that of the re-designed model.

Index Terms—product design, Design for Assembly (DFA), Design for Manufacture (DFM), Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)

Cite: C. D. Naiju, V. Jayakrishnan, and Pranav. V. Warrier,"DFMA for Early Cost Estimation of Pedestal Fan - A Case Study," Journal of Industrial and Intelligent Information, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-4, June 2017. doi: 10.18178/jiii.5.1.1-4
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