What is Design for Manufacturability? 

What is DFM? Through Catania’s Design for Manufacturability process, we ensure a positive user experience through ALL aspects of your product design lifecycle.

Through Catania’s Design for Manufacturability (DFM) process, we ensure a positive user experience through ALL aspects of your product design lifecycle. Properly executed DFM in the initial design stage will yield optimal returns in terms of both time and cost. Read more to find out how DFM encompasses several principles to establish an effective manufacturing plan.

Responding to Shark Tank, Design for Cost

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Have you ever made the observation of how products get smaller? Have you ever looked at computers from the 70s and compared them to today’s computers, and asked, how did that happen?    As engineers and designers, we do that all the time. We do it in part because we’re curious about things and we … Read more

Reverse engineering to develop a better product.

Person looking at a custom designed wheel, with the title reading "Design for Manufacturing: Simplifying with Reverse Engineering".

Ever torn something apart or broken something down piece by piece to see what’s inside?  In the process did you discover something new, like how it was made?  I know that I have. Recently, I took apart one of my son’s remote-controlled toys and what I found was that it was surprisingly complex. It was … Read more

What is Generative Design?

Ever wondered how those buildings with web like arches and products with futuristic looking structures are even made? It’s all through generative design! Which can be performed right from the desk of an engineer! What is Generative Design? Generative design is an iterative design process that utilizes software and calculations to generate multiple solutions with … Read more