Assemble, Integrating Components

Assemble

In addition to designing products for usability, aesthetic appeal, and functionality, you need to consider how well your product is designed for assembly (DFA).

When optimizing your design for assembly, you'll consider how you can remove unnecessary steps in the assembly process so you can reduce labor costs in manufacturing.

In this section, you'll find articles to help you optimize your product design for assembly and also discover some tricks of the trade when it comes to setting up an efficient assembly line for low-volume production.

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Designing parts for efficient product assembly is a primary hardware development consideration.

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I still remember the first Chinese electronics factory I visited like it was yesterday: It was an old tier-3* contract manufacturer somewhere in the sprawling Dongguan City.