Design for Machining and Design for Manufacture (DFM)

PES Performance has a team of multi-skilled Design Engineers, based on the Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) Sheffield, that utilise Computer-Aided-Design packages (CAD) to deliver a project.

All our projects are based on a strong foundation of engineering principles and experience and we do not rely on CAD alone in order to design a project as CAD is purely one of the tools we use in the process.

  • All our design solutions are based on the principles of ‘DFM’ Design for Manufacture
  • Load calculations are always carried out where required, through the software and re-checked with hand calculations
  • Materials are selected through a performance and operational environment brief with the client, whilst considering budget, manufacturing and sustainability requirements
  • Efficient manufacturing solutions

We aim to provide a professional, friendly and reliable service and work to make our clients feel a key part of the team and the process, if they so wish, while we drive to deliver the project.

We consider all projects regardless of size or complexity and 70% of our clients are internationally based so do please call us for an informal chat. Whether a quick turnaround, simple tooling or modelling job, to complex design engineering projects. We will be able to deliver you a solution

Our team works closely with our clients to understand their project needs, whilst applying our knowledge of new and emerging technologies and committing to your project aims from the start.

Design for manufacture (DFM)

This is the process of designing or engineering a product to facilitate the efficient and practical manufacturing process in order to reduce time, cost and complexity. DFM will allow potential issues to be identified and resolved in the design phase which ultimately reduces cost and risk downstream. The design approach of a component will have an enormous effect on the cost of manufacture.

If you would like to discuss your project and how our solutions can help you, then please call us for a chat at +44 (0) 114 321 6375 or email with your enquiry. 




The team have provided solutions for UAV composite propellers, the F-35 (Joint Strike Fighter) project, and reverse engineering projects, with our blue light scanning service.

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