VIV Podcast

8 Essentials of Designing for Manufacturability

This week on Voices in Validation we will be covering the essentials of designing for manufacturability.

Roberta Goode provides an overview of the details necesaary in DFM, breaking it down to an 8-step process inlcuding:

  • Why is Designing for Manufacturability important for medical device manufacturers?
  • Does standardization of materials help shorten the product development cycle?
  • What’s the next step after determining the practical part count?
  • What is Poka-Yoke?
  • and points to be considered when scaling up manufacturing.


  1. DFMA References
  2. Assembly Automation and Product Design
  3. G. Boothroyd, Marcell Dekker, Inc. 1992
  4. Product Design for Manufacture and Assembly
  5. G. Boothroyd and P. Dewhurst, G. Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. 1989
  6. Marcell Dekker, Inc.  1994
  7. Design and Analysis of Manufacturing Systems
  8. Prof. Rajan Suri University of Wisconsin  1995
  9. Product Design for Assembly: The Methodology Applied
  10. G. Lewis and H. Connelly
  11. Simultaneous Engineering Study of Phase II Injector Assembly Line
  12. Giddings & Lewis  1997
  13. Design for Manufacturing Society of Manufacturing Engineers,
  14. (VIDEO)
  15. Introduction to Design for (Cost Effective) Assembly and Manufacturing David
  16. Steinstra, Rose-Hulman, 2015
  17. IVT’s Medical Device Handbook


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