Design for Manufacturing

Design for manufacturing(DFM), also known as design for manufacturability, is a process that aims to optimize the design of a part or product, making sure the final product can be highly performed and more cost-effective.

If the DFM is done properly, then the cost of manufacturing and production time can both be decreased significantly, which also helps manufacturers avoid mistakes or discrepancies during the fabrication stage.

Outsource DFM Service to MOKO

In recent years, many companies tend to outsource DFM services as a reliable and professional partner can handle almost everything so they can manage other important work.
MOKO Technology has extensive experience in designing, product development and manufacturing. We provide full-scale services ranging from concept design, engineering to prototyping and production, so we understand how important a great DFM service is, how it can affect the subsequent processes. We not only focus on the aesthetics in our designs but also care about the cost and functions when it comes to high-volume manufacturing. Thus, we can help our customers save more costs and create better products to improve their market competitiveness.

Our Design for Manufacturing Projects

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Why Choose MOKO for DFM Service?

Extensive Experience

Design for manufacturing requires technical design and manufacturing experience, and knowledge in engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical or software. Engineers at MOKO are well-educated and professional who have offered DFM solutions to customers in a variety of industries such as aerospace, automobile, communications and medical.

Information Confidentiality

We protect intellectual property, and we abide by a non-disclosure agreement. The data and design that our customers shared with us will never be disclosed to a third party.

Effective Communication

Effective communication is necessary to make sure that each step can be executed on schedule. Thus, you need to find a partner who can speak your language and who can understand your requirements. Our employees use English as their working language who can understand your needs well, and make quick responses to promote the work progress and ensure that all processes can run smoothly.

The Benefits of Design for Manufacturing

1.Quality Control

DFM can identify manufacturability problems in the product design stage and provide suggestions for solving the problems, avoiding the situation where problems are discovered after the product has been officially put into production, and reducing the risk in the process of new product development. In the DFM process, it is also possible to evaluate whether the design tolerance of the product is reasonable, to ensure the reliability and the quality of the product.

2.Shorten Turnaround Time

The process of DFM can optimize the product by simplifying or reducing the manufacturing operations and part quantities, which can shorten product development cycles significantly. In addition, identifying potential manufacturing issues during the initial design phase can prevent redesign at later stages, which can also save more time.

3.Decrease the Total Cost

During the process of design for manufacturing, the cost and availability of materials would be discussed and analyzed to figure out if any other alternative materials are more cost-effective. Furthermore, the optimized manufacturing process can reduce the cost as well.

Principles of Design for Manufacturing


It is vital for us to choose a correct manufacturing process, for instance, we shouldn’t use a highly-capitalized process to make a low-volume part. And we also need to take tolerances and materials into consideration.


All designs should follow manufacturing principles. Generally speaking, simple designs are preferred as they have lower risks than complicated designs. And the design should cover every aspect, especially some details like tolerance, thicknesses and consistency.


Material for manufacturing would significantly impact the cost and quality of the final product, so when choosing materials, we should understand the properties of each material including its mechanical and thermal properties.


When designing a product, we should consider the environment in which the final product will be used. And every operating condition should be considered to make sure that the products can perform well in these conditions.


When designing a product, we should consider the environment in which the final product will be used. And every operating condition should be considered to make sure that the products can perform well in these conditions.

5. Testing

We have to test every aspect of the product, making sure that each product and component can comply with industry standards, safety and quality standards.

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