Since its inception, dds never strayed from the initial mantra laid out by Barrie. The world and manufacturing in particular, has increasingly relied on software and controls systems to oversee the mechanics of machinery, processes and most aspects of day to day life. dds continues to main a belief that no control system can truly fix a poorly designed mechanical system. A robust mechanical system is the backbone of any automation system. The design of that backbone needs to come first because without a body there is little need for a brain.
From these simple requirements the dds design philosophy was born and endures to this day.