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Mechanical Design $35/hr

Stepan S.

Design for Manufacturing Designer

  • Design for Assembly
  • 2D Drafting
  • Sheet Metal Design
  • Dimension Drawings
  • Product Development
  • Injection Molding
  • Engineering Drawing
  • Mechanical Design
  • CNC Laser
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Millwork Drawings
  • Structural Analysis
  • Manufacturing Drawings
  • Concept Sketching
  • Sketch to CAD
  • Simulation
  • Welding
  • Engineering Design
  • Mechanical Drafting
  • Design for Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Product Design
  • Thermodynamics
  • Weldment Design
  • Fabrication Drawings
  • CAD Design
  • Thermal Hydraulics
  • Detail Drawing
  • 2D Drawing
  • Sheetmetal and Plastics
  • Structural Modeling
  • Mechanical Equipment Detail
  • Design Calculation
  • Workshop Drawing
  • Construction Drawings
  • 3D Design
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Design Engineer
  • AutoCAD
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • SolidWorks
  • Siemens NX (Unigraphics)
  • Rhinoceros (RhinoCAD, Rhino 3D)
  • COMSOL Multiphysics
  • Autodesk Fusion 360
  • Trimble SketchUp (Google)

Last updated: Apr 16, 2024

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FAQ for Hiring Design for Manufacturing Designers

Manufacturing the best product is possible only with the assistance of experienced, talented, and reliable product development specialists. CAD Crowd is the place to look for these specialists, as our designers and engineers are the top professionals in their respective fields. We understand that finding the best design for manufacturing (DFM) specialist can take up a lot of time, which is why we have partnered with high-level talents from all across the globe and have pooled them together on our site. Here, you can easily find all the expert design services you need. Just get in touch with us so we can discuss your project details, then partner you with the perfect DFM freelancer who will become a valuable component to your manufacturing process.

Design for manufacturing, also known as design for manufacturability or DFM, is the process of engineering or designing the easiest way to manufacture a product while incurring the lowest possible cost. This concept is used in almost all engineering disciplines, but the application greatly differs depending on the manufacturing technology used. Generally the goals of design for manufacturing are reducing costs (material, overhead, and labor), shortening the product development cycle, and focusing on the standards to reduce costs. 

The DFM process involves reviewing the material selection, secondary processes (such as plating and finishing), dimensional requirements, and final packaging. With the help of a professional design for manufacturing freelancer, you can fix potential product problems during the design phase, avoiding unnecessary costs later on. Key principles of the DFM process include standardizing parts and materials, minimizing part count, designing for efficient joining, and simplifying and reducing the number of manufacturing operations. DFM specialists also help to create modular assemblies, minimize the reorientation of parts during assembly and machining, and specify acceptable surface finishes for functionality.

Design for manufacturing is indeed a vital discipline in the manufacturing industry, especially at a time when mass production requires deep and complex skills and knowledge. That is why it is critical to work with a designer who doesn’t just consider how the end user will interact with a product, but also thinks carefully about the manufacturing process when creating designs. In order to create a successful product, a skilled and talented DFM expert uses efficient manufacturing technologies and a deep understanding of the discerning customer. With such expertise, manufacturers can avoid poor design choices that lead to costly overruns or production problems.

A top-talent freelance DFM designer adds huge value to the development of any new consumer product. And that is why we want to make sure you work only with the best design for manufacturing experts for your new project. Here at CAD Crowd, we have screened and assessed tens of thousands of designers and engineers, but have selected only the best in the industry to join our pool of talents. Working with one of our freelance designers will cost you only a fraction of what you would pay for typical engineering companies. Get in touch with us now if you want high-level services without the additional overhead costs.

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