"Design for manufacturability" (DFM) is a well-established practice, essential to realizing the successful transformation of concepts into mass-produced gears and motion control
devices. And yet, all too often issues that could have been avoided are
identified very late in the process that
impact production costs and schedules.
This suggests that key DFM principles
are often underutilized in practice and
are not applied consistently - or to the
degree necessary - to avoid these negative results.