Akash Agarwal is a Mechanical Engineer at Datum3D. Akash graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a BS in Mechanical Engineering and a concentration in Product Design.
Akash joined Datum3D in the fall of 2018, and since then has been responsible for the design, DFMA assessment and fabrication of automated medical, industrial and consumer systems for Boston Scientific, Cognex and several Boston-based startups. Prior to joining Datum3D, Akash worked at PowerAdvocate, a Boston-based supply-side energy consultancy. Before PowerAdvocate, he worked on regulatory vehicle homologation leveraging FEA tools (LS-Dyna) and non-invasive liquid flow rate monitoring.
Design for Manufacture and Assembly is applicable in any part, product or system that needs to be produced efficiently at high volumes. Fundamentally, DFMA is rooted in optimization for volume production where component minimization and ease of part fabrication characterize the two primary facets of optimal designs. A strong foundational effort, tailored to incorporate these core tenets of DFMA, will help to streamline costs and implementation timeframe throughout a product’s development cycle. Through a real-world case study, this presentation will outline tangible examples of how a commercial design can be optimized for DFMA.