Improving conceptual design quality by use of QFD & DFMA processes

Bush, SA
Robotham, A
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This paper will consider how Quality Function Deployment (QFD) and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) processes can be used to improve the design quality of products at the concept stage. We appreciate that both QFD and DFMA are techniques that have been used for some time by mature product developers, and the successes achieved using each have been widely reported. Here, though, we will share our experiences of using these tools with novice designers, i.e. student engineers.

Concept design , Design quality , QFD , DFMA , Concept design , Design quality , QFD , DFMA
12th International Conference on Engineering Design ICED99 held at Technical University of Munich, Munich, Germany, 1999-08-24 to 1999-08-26, published in: WDK 26: Proceedings of ICED 99, pp.361 - 364 (4)
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