Upcoming Webinar April 16: Automotive and MHE Fuel Cell System Cost Analysis
April 11, 2013
The Energy Department will present a live webcast on Tuesday, April 16, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. The webinar will give an overview of automotive and material handling equipment (MHE) fuel cell system cost analyses, with presentations by Strategic Analysis, Inc. and the Battelle Memorial Institute. The webinar will provide an overview of Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA) techniques and will outline the basic steps and guiding principles of DFMA cost analysis, show how it can be used to refine system design and select manufacturing process, and how it can be beneficially applied to both early-stage concepts as well as late-stage, fully-defined systems. For MHE applications, the presentation will describe the cost analysis approach; the design of the system, design assumptions, and manufacturing processes modeled using the DFMA software; costs of the system, sub-system, and specific components; the main cost drivers identified through a sensitivity analysis; and a summary of opportunities for cost reduction. Feedback on analyses and assumptions may be provided through the webinar.