Design for joining and assembly
from AWS Welding Digest
The acronym DFM, design for manufacturing, is a relatively familiar one. DFx is a broader term encompassing varying design centered goals such as design for quality (DFQ), design for casting, design for forging and design for maintenance, among others. Since assembly is such an integral facet of the manufacturing process, DFM is often presented as DFMA, design for manufacturing and assembly.
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