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Publication Date: 05/1/2007
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International Forum on DFMA to Meet in Providence
Wakefield, RI — Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc. will host the 22nd annual International Forum on Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA), on June 19-20, 2007. The DFMA Forum will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Providence-Warwick, RI. The focus for this year's event is "Dialogue and Design: Working Together to Develop Cost-Effective Products."

The DFMA International Forum is described as the foremost conference worldwide on DFMA methodologies for product developers. It offers a relaxed environment of collegial interaction in which engineers and other industry experts can share insights on product design best practices. Presenters discuss their recent DFMA applications and show how product simplification and cost-analysis tools support the development of innovative designs that are economical to produce. Highlighting this year's Forum is a keynote address by Rainer Gawlick, vice president of worldwide marketing for SolidWorks Corp. In a talk called "Designing the Absurdly Ideal," he urges product engineers to keep reaching for the best solutions and to preserve the creative approach that differentiates themselves and their companies. Gawlick holds a bachelor's degree in physics from The University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

Conference papers for 2007 describe specific product development programs and examine cost reductions and efficiency gains at some of the world's leading manufacturing companies, including Deere & Company, TRW Automotive, Tellabs, Solectron, Trane, and Bose. Among the topics offered this year are papers on lean techniques, concurrent design challenges in electronics, benchmarking, sustainable design, product cost estimating, and DFMA in a global engineering environment.

The 2007 DFMA Forum is a valuable resource for all those who participate in the design-to-manufacturing process, including product designers, manufacturing engineers, automation specialists, and management, marketing, and purchasing personnel.

For more information, contact: Boothroyd Dewhurst, Inc., 138 Main Street, Wakefield, RI 02879 401-783-5840 fax: 401-783-6872 E-mail: Web:

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