There have been major innovations and paradigm shifts in product design methodologies and systems. The current RaD trend is for collaborative design and manufacturing methodologies and systems. These allow designers to participate in global design chains and collaborate with each other and overseas partners to pursue competitive advantages. Designers can work closely with suppliers, manufacturing partners and customers across enterprise firewalls to obtain valuable input. This book introduces a spectrum of collaborative engineering issues in design and manufacturing. It contains state-of-the-art chapters written by experts from academia and industry and reflects the RaD work and applications of the last 3-5 years. A reference for academics, senior undergraduates, graduates and practitioners in collaborative design and manufacturing, concurrent engineering, Internet-based/intelligent design and manufacturing, CAD/PDM/CAPP/CAM, Internet applications, product lifecycle management, supply chain, etc.This tool contains a white-board on which the process diagram can be created by simple drag and drop operations. The process diagram construction toolbar aids in this process of creating flow diagrams with blocks and connecting lines.
|Title||:||Collaborative Product Design and Manufacturing Methodologies and Applications|
|Author||:||Wei Dong Li, Soh Khim Ong, Andrew Yeh Ching Nee, Christopher Alan McMahon|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-06-02|