Design To Cost

Resources to help you to identify cost drivers early in the product design cycle and to reduce late stage churn.

  • What is Design to Cost? An Overview with Examples

    What is Design to Cost? An Overview with Examples

    For manufacturers, cost-cutting is an ever-present goal: achieving lower costs while retaining the desired functionality means higher profit margins, more market share, and happier customers....

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  • Meeting & Beating New Product Cost Targets

    Meeting & Beating New Product Cost Targets

    The inability to provide robust design for manufacturability analysis early in the design-cycle is at the root of many fundamental challenges for NPI projects. We show you how in this whitepaper.

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  • 6 Metrics That Will Help Improve Engineering Productivity

    6 Metrics That Will Help Improve Engineering Productivity

    Metrics are essential to a healthy business. For engineering teams, these metrics will empower you to measure effectiveness with the intent of improving productivity and driving peak performance.

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  • Understanding Manufacturing Cost Drivers During the Design Process4:59

    Understanding Manufacturing Cost Drivers During the Design Process

    Design engineers can use aPriori to better understand manufacturing cost drivers during the design process. Watch this short 5 minute demo to learn more.

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  • Design for Manufacturability Accelerates New Product Pipeline

    Design for Manufacturability Accelerates New Product Pipeline

    Design for manufacturability (DFM) is the engineering practice of designing products to optimize their manufacturing ease and cost given form, fit, and function requirements.

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  • The Exhausted Engineer Webinar55:24

    The Exhausted Engineer Webinar

    What if there was a way to increase the percentage of new product designs that were optimized for manufacturability and cost, AND reduce the time it takes to deliver these new products to market – all

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  • Hear How Spirit Aerosystems Improved Their Design to Cost Strategy2:22

    Hear How Spirit Aerosystems Improved Their Design to Cost Strategy

    Learn how Spirit Aerosystems uses aPriori's product cost management tool to design their products to cost to dramatically reduce manufacturing costs.

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  • Design to Cost Capabilities of aPriori2:23

    Design to Cost Capabilities of aPriori

    Watch this 2-minute demo to see how aPriori's design to cost capabilities provides insight into manufacturing cost drivers, enabling you to address manufacturability issues and eliminate product costs

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  • Design to Cost SheetMetal2:47

    Design to Cost SheetMetal

    Watch this short demonstration video of aPriori costing a sheet metal part.

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  • aPriori Automated 3D CAD Costing3:42

    aPriori Automated 3D CAD Costing

    Learn how aPriori's revolutionary product cost management software can rapidly generate detailed cost estimates using any 3D solid CAD model as the primary input.

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  • What Will My Design Cost to Produce?

    What Will My Design Cost to Produce?

    Design engineers looking to reduce the number of red line drawings they receive back from manufacturing will find valuable information in our white paper on design to cost. Read now.

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  • CNH Identified $312k In Potential Annual Savings In First Two Months of Using aPriori19:10

    CNH Identified $312k In Potential Annual Savings In First Two Months of Using aPriori

    Listen in as Tom Lefebvre, Product Cost Manager at CNH, describes how quickly his team identified more than $312,000 in product design cost savings after using aPriori for only two months. Tom shares

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  • aPriori Design-to-Cost Solutions for Engineering Teams42:16

    aPriori Design-to-Cost Solutions for Engineering Teams

    Watch this webinar to learn how leading manufacturers identify and eliminate cost drivers in early design with aPriori.

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  • Design to Cost Stock Machining Simple Assembly22:06

    Design to Cost Stock Machining Simple Assembly

    A more advanced stock machining design to cost demo video. We will begin by starting with a billet, costing the billet, and then switching the billet to forging.

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  • Design to Cost Sand Casting1:34

    Design to Cost Sand Casting

    Watch this short demonstration video of aPriori costing a sand casting part.

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  • Reducing Current Product Costs

    Reducing Current Product Costs

    Current products provide the biggest, short-term opportunity for reducing product costs. Learn how by downloading this white paper.

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  • Geometry Analysis Tool Helps Identify Cost Drivers2:12

    Geometry Analysis Tool Helps Identify Cost Drivers

    aPriori's Geometry Analysis Tool with cost "heat map" enables engineers to quickly identify the geometric cost drivers (GCDs) that are most expensive to manufacture.

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  • Cost Insight

    Cost Insight

    Maximize visibility into the performance of your product cost management process with aPriori's Cost Insight report.

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  • aPriori Technical Business Validation Workshop

    aPriori Technical Business Validation Workshop

    The aPriori Technical & Business Validation Workshop provides a glimpse of the potential value a digital manufacturing simulation platform could offer to your company.

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