Design for Maintainability (DFM) is a approach to new product development that focuses on reducing the maintenance requirements of the finished product. By taking into account the needs of those who will be responsible for maintaining the product, DFM can help to reduce downtime, increase reliability, and improve safety. In many cases, DFM can also lead to cost savings by simplifying the design of the product and making it easier to manufacture and assemble. As a result, Design for Maintainability should be an essential part of any new product development project.
In this blog post, we will discuss six common challenges that designers face when trying to create an easily-maintainable product.