Summary and Work Ahead
First, evidence in the form of life examples was provided to show that historical background and recent industry trends are consistent with each other. “New” DfM for IC products and legacy DfM for ME products can be compared. Both are subject to the rule of 10 concurrent engineering, and CBC principles, require RoI analysis with quantifiable metrics such as yield, RPN, or other discipline specific parameters. Because design for manufacturability (DfM) is an extremely multidisciplinary effort of high importance to success of products in the marketplace it is subject to engineering trade-offs in different disciplines, but with the same principles. Setting up a successful DfM approach should be performed throughout an all-inclusive product flow, from inception to end of life. In many mature industries, such as air transportation, medical practice, and civil engineering, proper procedures, when optimized and agreed on, are handled by checklists, splitting the process into multiple phases and making sure that no issue is overlooked.