Concurrent Engineering: Automation, Tools, and Techniques illustrates how to design products, components or systems, across a range of industries, while taking into account such constraints as the ability to manufacture, reliability requirements, quality, cost and customer needs. In long-awaited, much-needed contrast to other books, which focus on a single aspect, such as managing the design process or product reliability, Concurrent Engineering covers all the aspects of the field. This comprehensive analysis includes in-depth treatment of how the consequences of various technical solutions are assessed in all life-cycle phases of a product; automatic idealization control for analysis performed during concurrent engineering design; an intelligent interactive CAD system which has a mechanism for real-time constraint checking in the design process; conceptual design with physical features and an aspect model integration using a metamodel; automated assembly planning, an important integrative issue in concurrent engineering; the three stages of the design process: system design, parameter design and tolerance design and the methodology for simplification of the design process. In the final chapter, the preliminary design of a light utility helicopter is presented as a case study of how concurrent design can be accomplished by applying ten general characteristics of a concurrent engineering process. Figures, photographs, charts and tables are generously provided throughout to clarify the text and an extensive bibliography is provided for extended study.Labor Time. This information is readily available from sources such as Mitchella#39;s Mechanical Parts and Labor Estimating Guide. ... Shop equipment or technician tools would be found at any machine shop, not necessarily auto service shops.
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