Product lifecycle

Design for manufacturability

This course has been designed to enable engineers to better utilise Design for Manufacture and Assembly principles in order to make more competitive and sustainable products.

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Members: £1,095 + VAT
Non-members: £1,350 + VAT

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Design for manufacturability
£1,095.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,350.00 Plus vat


This course has been designed to enable engineers to better utilise Design for Manufacture and Assembly principles in order to make more competitive and sustainable products.

Intended for engineers involved at any stage of the process of bringing new products to the market, this course is designed to enable engineers to appreciate the impact of design on all aspects of manufacture, assembly, quality, maintainability, upgradeability and end-of-life thus contributing to the sustained competitiveness of their organisation. Using case study examples, delegates will examine how design decisions can help or hinder the supply of high quality, competitive products that meet customer demand.

Upon completion, delegates will be equipped to implement practical improvements that are relevant to their own organisation to design products that are more aligned to the operational requirements of their organisation and their suppliers.

The course combines core design for manufacture and assembly elements with complimentary principles of lean, responsive supply chain design, operator ergonomics, smart factories and design for planet/sustainability principles.   

Aligned to this, the course explores how decision making to consider these aspects during the design process is enhanced by establishing productive, collaborative relationships between all of the functions and partners impacted by those decisions.

Delegates should attend this course if they are interested in understanding how the design decisions they make impact on later stages of the product development, production and service process and how they can better design with those effects in mind.

NOTE: this course provides an introduction to the core principles and their application to both high and low volume manufacture. Those looking for detail of specific manufacturing methods and their benefits/drawbacks are advised to look for specialist providers or contact their suppliers for information specific to their facilities.  

Who should attend?

This course is intended for engineers involved at any stage of the process of bringing new products to market.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the core factors that need to be considered when designing product to be manufactured and assembled in the most competitive way.
  • Design products that are inherently more capable of being produced to the highest quality standards.
  • Understand the impact of design on the cost and quality of the end product, time to market as well as flexibility of the service to market.
  • Explore how to apply complimentary Industry 4.0 tools such as digital twins, smart factories, smart manufacturing, big data and sensors.
  • Understand how manufacturing philosophy and volume impacts on design approach and manufacturing methods selected.
  • Appreciate the value of engaging production, procurement and suppliers in the design process and its impact on speed and cost to market. 
  • Consider how the principles introduced apply to your own organisation.
Contributes 14 CPD hours

The style of delivery is excellent, with good discussions that make the materials relevant at point of delivery.

Darryl Cotton Nokia R&D UK

Key topics

  • Core factors for Design for Manufacture and Assembly.
  • Understanding capability of existing manufacturing systems to produce new products
  • People/production interfaces, e.g. ergonomic design, production method
  • Design for lean manufacture
  • Collaboration with internal partners and suppliers
  • The need for a well-structured NPI process to enable Design for Manufacturability concepts to be applied.
  • Application of Industry 4.0 tools and methods
  • Design for Planet / sustainability
  • Application to your setting

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B and C

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    2 days
  • Location:
    Coventry, London
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    B, C

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27-28 Mar 2024
10-11 Jul 2024
6-7 Nov 2024

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