Design for Manufacturing

As a supplier for customer specific precision parts and electro-mechanical assemblies, it is KeyTec’s goal to not only provide a feedback on the commercial side of a request for quotation. Included with a quotation, where possible and the input is given, customers are provided with a brief DFM study concerning feasibility remarks in relation to material, design, tolerances and manufacturability of the metal, plastic or combined part. Especially for this last category of parts it is important to review the total stack of tolerances and critical design aspects and requirements in relation to the process step.

After a successful first quotation the customer is contacted to schedule a meeting, in the most efficient and demanded form, with the product designer(s) to discuss the primary feasibility study in more detail also sharing the planned method of manufacturing and quality details. This meeting results in the mutual understanding of product function, method of manufacturing, optimized costs, critical tolerances and specifications and the challenges KeyTec’s engineering faces when implementing the part in a production tool and process. This is what we mean with “We industrialize your idea”.