COLUMBUS, OH—Manufacturability is an important consideration in product design. A great idea in prototype will not succeed if it can’t be transitioned to mass production. All too often, however, manufacturability factors are overlooked until late in the design process and problems arise.

“One critical aspect of manufacturing is materials joining,” says James Cruz, senior technology advisor at EWI. “If joining considerations are made after designs are nearing completion and materials have been chosen, both costs and launch time can escalate.

“Evaluating joining options early in the design stage, however, can have a favorable impact on getting your product to market quickly and efficiently,” explains Cruz.

Cruz has written the EWI Guide to Design & Process Selection for Materials Joining to help engineers avoid expense, lost time and headaches as they progress a concept through design toward production.

To download a copy of the material joining guide, click