Streamlining the Process with Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

It’s a time-honored childhood tradition. Getting together with your buddies and building an impressive fort in the backyard. A ramshackle but charming sticks, old blankets, rocks, and leaves masterpiece proudly displayed with a pirate flag on top. This complicated process probably took days of construction and reconstruction—innovative engineering at its finest.

Then, your sister and her friends come along. They inspect your work, scatter off to collect supplies from their homes, and quickly regroup to construct a Mount Everest worthy base camp with basic-but-sturdy tarps, ropes, poles, stakes, and bungee cords. And, to add insult to injury, a storm blows through, and guess which fort is left standing?