Before serious engineering design effort is extended, there are a number of considerations driven by defined specifications of your end item that should be considered.

Selecting the right process and then optimizing the design to suit the process selected involves a
series of decisions which exert considerable influence on the quality, cost, and function of components
and assemblies. Such decisions can significantly effect the success of a product in the market

The following is an online tool to help understand candidate manufacturing processes based on quantity of build and the required engineering material.

Selecting Candidate Manufacturing Process