Tuesday, October 31, 2023 at 12:30pm
Toomey Hall, 199
400 W. 13th St., Rolla, MO 65409
Bob Beckmann has been a product designer for close to 38 years. He has worked in the automotive as well as aerospace, consumer goods and heavy equipment industries. He currently works for the manufacturing consultant firm Missouri Enterprise as the Vice President of Service Delivery, assisting companies across the state of Missouri with the design and development of new products as well as revising existing parts as needed. Bob holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (Missouri S&T) and an MBA from St. Louis University. He is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Missouri and is a Certified Energy Manager.
Designing for Manufacturing and Assembly
Abstract: The work done by a design engineer can be challenging in ways that are not always presented in school. Your design will often be based on factors such as cost and process as much as it is on strength and functionality. The initial design concept may be developed by someone with no technical experience, and you will be asked to create a part that can be produced utilizing a limited list of manufacturing equipment. Designing for Manufacturing and Assembly or DFMA is one approach to creating parts and assemblies that can meet the majority of the requirements limiting the engineer’s freedom of design.