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Boston Engineering Design for X

Design for X (DFX) is an approach to engineering and design that focuses on a primary variable of a product or process, and narrows in on the design activities that will influence that trait or feature as the desired outcome of a project. Boston Engineering knows how to maximize the DFX Impact.

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Design For X is a tool that helps to harness the power of design in outcomes

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The goal of DFX is to focus attention on the variable and/or feature of interest capable of creating the desired outcome, given all other related considerations. In most instances, the variable X is not the only avenue that could be chosen for evaluation and re-design. Complex products or systems often have several variables that can be adjusted to result in improved performance, reduced cost, etc. However, the interaction of these variables are occurring inside of constraints, (often involving size, cost, performance, serviceability, etc.) all of which need to be considered.

Design for X Insights

DFX is often employed to improve a product in the face of new competition or a market shift, extend the lifecycle (and profits) of an existing product who’s components are harder to come by, or to quickly solve a new performance or compliance issue that has arisen. However, the focus and discipline of DFX can be a much more powerful tool if used as part of a broader strategical approach to developing product/process differentiation, and a sustainable advantage against competition.

What is DFX?

Design for X creates sustainable business advantage in a rapidly changing global marketplace. While there are many possible values for X, the most common points of focus involve manufacturability, testability, reliability, safety, serviceability, cost, and compliance - areas that can be defined.
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Seven valuable Design for X concentrations

The seven most common points of focus involve manufacturability, testability, reliability, safety, serviceability, cost, and compliance - areas that can be well defined
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Design for X and Strategy

DFX is at its most impactful when it is used as part of a business's overall strategy. A longer term solution can be anticipated if those considerations are know from the start of a strategic project
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Involve Design For X in Strategy

Once your team has determined the focus of your strategy, place the focus of design on developing competitive advantage.

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DFX is often employed to improve a product in the face of new competition or a market shift, extend the lifecycle (and profits) of an existing product who’s components are harder to come by, or to quickly solve a new performance or compliance issue that has arisen. However, the focus and discipline of DFX can be a much more powerful tool if used as part of a broader strategical approach to developing product/process differentiation, and a sustainable advantage against competition. The Boston Engineering product development system encompasses DFX to ensure a smooth product launch and success in the marketplace.  Boston Engineering has DFX knowledge and experience to address aspects and values of a product such as manufacturability, test, reliability, safety, serviceability, cost, and compliance with industry standards and government regulations.

Design for X Case Studies

DFX is at its most impactful when it is used as part of a business’s overall strategy. See where DFX can have its greatest impact.

Wind Profile Generator Accelerates Small UAS Testing and Training

The system provides controlled, monitored, uniform, and laminar air flow.
Learn how our design created a consistent testing enviornment

Snowboard Innovator Sharpens its Competitive Edge with Redesigns

With a new ski season approaching, the brand faced performance challenges
Learn how redesign created new opportunities

Handheld Tool Recharge Improves Usability and Performance

To improve performance of the rechargeable tool, Boston Engineering developed a field oriented control design to replace the product’s existing motor control capabilities.
See how design can improve business performance
 

Embrace the DFX Process

Speak with a Boston Engineering Design for X Expert about the right solution

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Selecting a partner to help you complete your design project is a valuable option to reduce project duration and save money.

The Boston Engineering product development system encompasses DFX to ensure a smooth product launch and success in the marketplace.  Boston Engineering has DFX knowledge and experience to address aspects and values of a product such as manufacturability, test, reliability, safety, serviceability, cost, and compliance with industry standards and government regulations.

 

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