ASME Logo Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Technical Committee


The Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle (DFMLC) Technical Committee is in the Design Engineering Division of ASME.

Previously known as the Design for Manufacturing (DFM) Technical Committee, the name change was approved by the ASME DED Executive Committee on April 28, 2009.

Events Sponsored by DFMLC Committee

2008 Design for Manufacturing and the Life Cycle Conference, one of the 2008 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences

This year's Best Paper Award goes to Christopher Williams, Farrokh Mistree, and David Rosen, for their paper Functional Classification Framework for the Conceptual Design of Layered Manufacturing Technologies. This award was presented by Marcos Esterman, DFMLC Conference Program Chair, to Farrokh Mistree and Christopher Williams at the Design Engineering Division Awards Lunch on August 5, 2008.

Best Paper Award

Mission of DFMLC Technical Committee

The mission of the DFMLC committee is to disseminate practices, theories and computational methods dealing with all areas of design and manufacturing integration amongst the engineering community as well as to encourage the growth and recognition of the value of design and manufacturing integration.

Responsibilities of DFMLC Committee

The committee organizes the following events at the ASME sponsored conferences and meetings:

The committee identifies and recommends candidates for Associate Editor positions to the ASME sponsored journals.

The committee identifies ASME members who have made significant contributions to the area of design for manufacturing and the life cycle and coordinates their nomination to the rank of ASME fellow.

The committee organizes general body meetings to discuss issues related to the promotion of the area of design for manufacturing and the life cycle and plan future activities.

Committee Membership

The committee consists of committee officers and general members. Officers of the committee include Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary. Committee officers are responsible for running the committee, reporting to ASME, organizing general body meetings, and electing chairs and co-chairs for various committee-sponsored events. Everyone who is interested in the area of design for manufacturing and the life cycle and is a member of the Design Division of ASME is also a member of the committee.

Executive Subcommittee

Chair: Edward P. Morse
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
9201 University City Blvd.
Charlotte NC, 28223
Phone: (704)-687-3345
Fax: (704)-687-6069

Vice-Chair: Kazuhiro Saitou
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Michigan
2350 Hayward St.
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125
Tel: (734) 763-0036
Fax: (734) 647-3170

Secretary: Peter Sandborn
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742
Phone: 301-405-3167
Fax: 301-314-9477

Conference Organizers Elected and Appointed by DFMLC Committee

The committee appoints the following officers to organize conferences:

Committee Representation in ASME Sponsored Journals

Currently the committee is being represented by the following associate editors:

This web site hosted by the Institute for Systems Research at the University of Maryland. Last updated on April 30, 2009, by Jeffrey W. Herrmann (Chair, 2007-2008).