Authors: Bernie P. Huang (Georgia Southern University) , Jacob Chen (Ching-Yun University) , Joseph C. Chen (Iowa State University)
In the internationally competitive marketplace, the availability of products has increased, leading to more selection for consumers and more competition for manufacturers. To stay competitive, manufacturers have had to increase product quality while decreasing product cost. To achieve these antithetical goals, manufacturing engineers and technicians have attempted to continuously improve product quality while streamlining manufacturing processes for lower cost, utilizing methods such as statistical process control, time-motion study, and link-cell manufacturing system design. The goal of these methods is to eliminate process defects and inefficiencies before they can impair product quality and increase production costs.
Keywords: CIM|curriculum|manufacturing|materials and processes|teaching methods
How to Cite: Huang, B. P. , Chen, J. & Chen, J. C. (2004) “Testing a New Curriculum of Design for Manufacturability (DFM) in Technical Education”, The Journal of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering. 20(4).