146: Transparency in the Design For Manufacturing Process

146: Transparency in the Design For Manufacturing Process

October 19, 2022

With Michael Corr, Co-Founder and CEO of Duro PLM

Hosted by Kevin Mako of MAKO Design + Invent

146: Transparency in the Design For Manufacturing Process
146: Transparency in the Design For Manufacturing Process

Michael Corr, the founder of Duro PDM, will be sharing valuable insights on how inventors, startups, and small manufacturers can grasp the concept of Design for Manufacturing. Duro PDM is a tool that centralizes the communication process from development to production, and has helped thousands of users improve their design for manufacturing process. He will discuss the necessary steps to bridge the gap between product development and the initial production run, as well as effective communication strategies for engaging with manufacturing stakeholders, particularly during the first production run.

Today you will hear us talk about:

  • What is DFM (Design for Manufacturing) and how does it help in the manufacturing process?
  • How can you achieve efficient and cost-effective manufacturing?
  • The differences between hand-based and automatic manufacturing in PCB and electronics parts.
  • The importance of considering both functionality and manufacturing in the design phase.
  • The benefits of incorporating manufacturing considerations at the early stages of development.
  • The need for increased DFM work as production nears.
  • How problems that arise later in the manufacturing process can be more costly to fix.
  • The unique elements of each product that should be addressed during manufacturing.
  • The role of manufacturers in the process, and the importance of incorporating them into your processes.
  • The importance of clear and transparent communication channels in manufacturing.
  • The need for transparency and trust in addressing failures that occur during manufacturing.
  • The use of social or technical contracts to ensure effective communication for DFM.
  • Real-time communication and full disclosure as key elements of DFM communication.


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Thanks for tuning in! See you next time.

About: MAKO Design + Invent is the original firm providing world-class consumer product development services tailored to startups, small manufacturers, and inventors. Simply put, we are the leading one-stop-shop for developing your physical product from idea to store shelves, all in a high-quality, cost-effective, and timely manner. We operate as one powerhouse 30-person product design team spread across 4 offices to serve you (Austin, Miami, San Francisco, & Toronto). We have full-stack in-house industrial designmechanical engineeringelectrical engineeringpatent referralprototyping, and manufacturing services. To assist our startup and inventor clients, in addition to above, we help with business strategy, product strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. Also, our founder Kevin Mako hosts The Product Startup Podcast, the industry's leading hardware podcast. Check it out for tips, interviews, and best practices for hardware startups, inventors, and product developers. Click HERE to learn more about MAKO Design + Invent!