- Tolerance Stack Up Analysis Training
- Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T) Training
- Design for Manufacturing / Design for Assembly Training

- Design for Lean Six Sigma Training, Coaching, and Facilitation

- 8D Root Cause Analysis & Problem Solving, Measurement & Gaging​ Training

​- AS13100, AS/RM 1300013002, 13003, 13004, 13006, 13010, 13145 Training

- AIAG and VDA Core Tools Training including APQP, FMEA, PPAP, SPC, MSA



(915) 867-4500


​​Sanctioned Training Provider


"Helping you ask the right questions."™

Dates:          September 25-27, 2023
Time:            10:00am-2:30pm (US Central)

                     Faculty Office Hours 30 minutes before and after each session
Where:         On-line (at your computer)
Cost:            $595 per participant until September 5, 2023; $695 thereafter.

Includes:      PDF participant materials.

                    Pre/post assessment

                    Various references, worksheets, guidelines, and checklists

                    Application projects based on participant products and processes

                    Certificate of Completion

                    *Customized exercises based on participant drawings, views, or examples

                    On-going email and telephone support from ITR available.

                    Seating is limited; register promptly.

                    Registration ends when available seats are filled.
Inquiries:      Dan Bauer at (915) 867-4500 or email dan.bauer@itr-sa.com.

This 3 half-day workshop will provide you with fundamental knowledge and hands-on practice with Design for Manufacturing and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) and key tools.  Topics addressed include the overview and application of DFM and DFA strategies, Design for Productivity, Process Capability, and Realistic Tolerancing.

Here are some of the things that you’ll learn:

  • The 3 Phases of the DFx Process and best practice activities/strategies to implement Design for Manufacturing, Design for Assembly, Design for Lean, and Design for Six Sigma.
  • How to identify the best opportunities to apply DFX on new or changed products and processes.
  • Key elements of any component or assembly design that must be considered during DFM/DFA analysis and application.
  • DFX events, exercises, and studies that ensure that key stakeholders, including vendors and suppliers, are have input to the DFM/DFA activities.
  • How to structure the DFM/DFA process to facilitate the engineering/launch team through the process for both new products and or redesigned products/processes.
  • Step by step guidelines for analyzing DFA including design for handling, presentation, orientation, insertion, fastening, and error proofing, mistake proofing, and poka yoke applications for design and process elements.
  • DFM guidelines and general tolerancing recommendations on the most popular manufacturing processes, including injection molding, machining, metal forming, casting, etc.
  • How to calculate and assign appropriate tolerances for new designs.
  • 15 key Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) strategies for increasing tolerances and reducing cost without compromising product function.
  • How to take advantage of GD&T principles without adding GD&T to the drawings.

The program is designed for all levels of design, product engineering, and manufacturing personnel, as well as engineering management personnel.  It can be tailored to fit special needs of new product and process development, or can focus on application for existing designs and manufacturing environments.

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  • Presented in association with Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the MEP Network, and Southwest Research Institute (SwRI).
  • Pay by credit/debit card or electronic bank transfer.
  • Seating is limited; register promptly.

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