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Design for manufacturing

DfM - Design for Manufacturing


New developments in particular pose the challenge of finding the right manufacturing process within the cost and deadline targets and the quantities that can be realized on the market. We support our customers in realizing a design that not only meets the aesthetic and functional requirements but also the economic production. Based on our cross-industry activities and our in-house design and construction department, we have a large cross-material and cross-process know-how and supplier network.

This means that a wide range of manufacturing options and the resulting costs can be determined during the design process and their impact on the design options can be taken into account. To ensure that the essential subtleties of the design and thus the value of the product are not lost during the subsequent transfer to series production and the (cost) technical optimizations required there, these aspects must already be taken into account during the design process. We use our many years of experience and interdisciplinary expertise to find the best solution at a reasonable cost.

Our range of services

  • Production-oriented design
  • Design to Cost
  • Quick Time to Market
  • MVP development
  • Quantity-dependent manufacturing strategy
  • Supplier research
  • Amortization analysis
  • Production-oriented data
  • Sound handover to series suppliers
  • Supplier comparison
Exemplary comparison of manufactoring options

Our Work Process

Based on the requirements and objectives defined in the briefing, we begin by identifying possible approaches to implementing the concept, but also by identifying potential discrepancies between design, costs and quantities at an early stage. At BUSSE, we are characterized above all by the immense variety of projects across a wide range of industries, which means that we are familiar with the most diverse processes and possibilities. This enables us to show our customers suitable strategies for every component size, material and quantity. Thanks to our broad network of suppliers and service providers, we can then determine the rough investment and unit costs as well as the technical and aesthetic advantages and disadvantages of various production strategies on the basis of simple preliminary data.

We then prepare these in a clear format as a basis for further decision-making. We attach great importance to transparent communication between customers, potential suppliers and ourselves. In close coordination, the data is then prepared for production in accordance with the selected process with attention to detail. In addition to traditional manufacturing processes, we are also always at the cutting edge and can therefore take advantage of a wide range of innovative processes, e.g. additive manufacturing, thermoplastic foam casting, rapid tooling, ceramic injection molding, laser texturing and much more.

Graphic of the process flow at Busse compared with other companies
Your contact person
Reinhold Unseld, Chief Engineer
Reinhold Unseld, Chief Engineer
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