In order to compete in the current commercial environment companies must produce greater product variety, at lower cost, all within a reduced product life cycle. To achieve this, a concurrent engineering philosophy is often adopted. In many cases the main realization of this is Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFM/A). There is a need for in-depth study of the architectures for DFM/A systems in order that the latest software and knowledge-based techniques may be used to deliver the DFM/A systems of tomorrow. This architecture must be based upon complete understanding of the issues involved in integrating the design and manufacturing domains. This book provides a comprehensive view of the capabilities of advanced DFM/A systems based on a common architecture.The Lucas QFD module covers the first two QFD phases, and can be driven by a parts list from the DFA module. ... It plots graphs comparing component costs for a variety of manufacturing processes over a range of annual production volumes. ... module where it is displayed on an assembly diagram and worksheet. ... 2.5.3 Other Commercial Systems In the Hitachi (or GE-Hitachi) Assemblability Lucas 65.
|Title||:||Design for Manufacturing and Assembly|
|Author||:||O. Molloy, E.A. Warman, S. Tilley|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|