March 1, 2019 | Defense | Manufacturing & Prototyping | Materials | Mechanical & Fluid Systems | Software | Test & Measurement Product of the Month: March 2019 Tech Briefs Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) 2019 software Boothroyd Dewhurst, Wakefield, RI, announced Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA®) 2019 software for analyzing parts and assemblies. DFMA utilizes a question-and-answer interface that identifies opportunities for substantial cost reduction in a product. By applying industry-tested minimum part count criteria, the software finds parts that can be consolidated/eliminated while maintaining functionality. New CAD calculators allow users to utilize more cost driver information directly from a 3D model. More than 200 data inputs across 27 process groups and more than 100 machining operations are included. New graphical windows, charts, and reports are included for engineering and management that make comparisons between legacy designs and new concepts easy to analyze. Parts and assemblies can be compared for time and labor, along with costs for manufacturing piece parts, manufacturing tools, assembly tools, assembly processes, and all material aspects of product development. For Free Info Click Here Tech Briefs Magazine This article first appeared in the March, 2019 issue of Tech Briefs Magazine. Read more articles from this issue here. Read more articles from the archives here. SUBSCRIBE View the discussion thread.