Design Engineering

Design Engineering is the discipline of developing conceptual and detailed designs to ensure a product’s functions and quality, and that it fits its purpose. Design engineering is also to make corrections, changes, and updates to the product throughout the lifecycle. This phase often includes close cooperation with Manufacturing Engineering to investigate and confirm design changes, often to reduce cost. 

Design for assembly

Design for Assembly (DFA) is a methodology in product development focused on optimizing the assembly process by simplifying product components and reducing the number of parts. It involves designing products with components that are easy to connect, align, and fasten together. DFA aims to minimize manufacturing costs, improve product quality, and enhance production efficiency by considering assembly constraints early in the design phase. This approach leads to reduced production times, higher overall customer satisfaction, and functional, economical, and easy-to-assemble products. 

How can AVIX help you with the Design for assembly?

AVIX DFX will help you streamline your assembly process before finalizing the product design. The idea behind DFA is to, in an early stage of product development, evaluate how it will be manufactured. One result from AVIX DFX is to provide an estimated assembly time to be used to balance your production at an early stage. The built-in methodology helps you to find potential improvements and AVIX will also consider changes to achieve an even better product – considering that it’s faster to produce, has fewer parts, requires fewer suppliers, with higher quality, better ergonomics, and faster ramp up in production because of simpler production systems, less tools, and fixtures. AVIX supports the DFA standard, DFA2, Design for automatic assembly, yet having an open architecture and flexibility to support all DFA methodologies. 

BOM engineering

A Bill of Materials is a comprehensive list of parts, assemblies, and materials required to build a product. It serves as a central source of information for manufacturing, ensuring that all necessary components are counted for. There are several types of Bill of Materials with different purposes, hence the structures are different. BOM engineering is the work to create the Bill of Materials. Design Bill of Materials or E-BOM and Manufacturing Bill of Materials are two commonly used types of BOMs. 

How can AVIX help you with the BOM engineering?

The Design Bill of Materials often has a CAD system as the origin and describes how a product is functionally designed and typically includes details such as specifications and tolerances. 

Companies often produce many variations of a product, with AVIX the product variations are managed in one BOM, as opposed to having separate BOMs for each variant. The latter results in massive manual maintenance of the BOMs. 

The Manufacturing BOM essentially describes all parts and assemblies required to manufacture a product. It might include processing steps, required machinery, and packaging requirements. 

In AVIX, the different BOM types are views of the same product. This makes it easy to compare and update the BOMs. In short – AVIX offers efficient BOM management. 


D-FMEA (Design – Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) is a methodical approach for anticipating potential failures in a product’s design. It involves cross-functional teams systematically identifying failure modes, assessing their potential effects, and prioritizing actions to mitigate risks. By assigning ratings for severity, occurrence, and detectability, FMEA helps focus attention on critical areas needing improvement. Teams then implement preventive measures to address identified risks early in the development cycle, ultimately enhancing product quality, reliability, and customer satisfaction while reducing costs associated with product design failures. 

How can AVIX help you with the D-FMEA?

AVIX FMEA can assist you in your D-FMEA. Either in a traditional way, with just the D-FMEA, or help you connect the issues found in the D-FMEA with the P-FMEA (Process FMEA) in a collaborative environment inside AVIX. 

Issues with a high rating (RPN/SC or CC) will be transferred as a proposal to the process that is using the part. In the P-FMEA we will get the summary of all potential risks, whether they come from the D-FMEA or the P-FMEA. Together they will lead to the automatically created Control plan and in the end also affect the Work instruction with parameters and processes needed to keep the quality at the highest possible level. 

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