It’s a concept that exists in almost all engineering disciplines, but implementation differs depending on the manufacturing technology. The ultimate aim of DFMA is to facilitate the manufacturing process and reduce the manufacturing costs. 
General Arrangement Drawing 
Accompanies Steelwork / Flooring and separate Kits-of-parts drawings 
SPOOL (Kits-of-Parts) 
Spools are separated into workable lengths and detailed accordingly. Every component is dimensioned and listed in a BOM table. This also includes weld numbers. 
DFMA will allow potential problems to be fixed in the design phase, which is the least expensive place to address these issues. Factors that affect the ease of manufacture can include the type and form of the raw material, dimensional tolerances, and secondary processing such as finishing. Here at D.A.T, our vast knowledge and experience allows us to coordinate services in order for DFMA processes to be applied effectively. 
In effect, this means producing a design that can be modularised into transportable blocks, constructed off site then simply transported to site and bolted together. This reduces the need for time-consuming traditional installation practices. 
We can design a huge range of modules to meet your requirements. However, some of the most frequent include: 
Corridor service runs 
Underfloor services 
Heat exchangers and associated pipework 
Domestic service cupboards 
We incorporate a lifting strategy into the design of each module, to make the logistical aspect of DFMA as straightforward as possible. 
From the approved design we break down each module into a series of drawings to make it as clear and simple as possible for the fabricator. These include steelwork, spool, general arrangement and installation drawings. 
If you would like to know more about our DFMA processes, then get in touch with our team. 
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