The price of the final product can be significantly influenced by including manufacturing aspects from the very beginning of the product design. Design for Manufacturing (DFM) aims to manufacture a product quickly, cheaply and to a high quality standard, so that the manufacturability of the product has taken into account all the different factors that affect it. This has a major impact on competitiveness.
- Improving manufacturability by combining product and production planning
- Increasing the autonomy of manufacturing processes
- Unmanned manufacturing
The Manufacturing Engineering research group has access to machinery and equipment comparable to a modern machine shop. The research equipment is primarily intended for research into the manufacture of sheet metal products and the basic processes of metal cutting.