Validation of DFMA method & tool

Grammer Electronics has implemented the DFMA methodology (Design for Manufacturing and Assembly), developed by Flanders Make, in its development and construction processes. By doing so, it expects to reduce the number of production problems following the launch of future products. Furthermore, Grammer Electronics tested the DFMA method on its own Gecko controller (developed internally). This proved that the method can also be used for validating electronic devices.

Punch Powertrain, DANA & Grammer Electronics

Development of safety-critical systems

For describing processes, Punch Powertrain makes use of a Rational Method Composer (RMC), which is IBM-software based on EPF (Eclipse Process Framework). The company indicated that it would be useful if the FLAME-content (Flanders Make user-friendly web interface for reference processes for functional safety) would be available in EPF/RMC to facilitate the integration of functional safety information. To this purpose, Flanders Make developed tools that are able to extract FLAME-content from the EPF-data structure and import it in EPF/RMC. Meanwhile, the first release is a fact and Punch Powertrain has already integrated the developed tools in their RMC-environment.

Grammer Electronics performed a GAP analysis and mapped the differences between their current processes and the ISO 25119 standard. This generated a Grammer-specific Flame, which represents the basis for further process descriptions.

DANA has used Flame and is now integrating their processes in Flame.