Case, T.A.D., Scanlan, J.P., Mellor, B.G. and Harnan, R.C.
Improving the producibility of components that are ‘strangers by design’.
In, 11th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations (ATIO) Conference, Virginia Beach, US,
21 - 23 Sep 2011.
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This article presents a framework for integrating manufacturing knowledge within a design environment. An overview of past and present practice in the area of design and manufacturing collaboration is given. ‘Strangers’ are classified according to their degree of deviation from past designs. The method described makes use of non-conformance data in order to enable preliminary assessment of the producibility of a new design. This is enabled by relating the majority of the features on ‘strange’ components to Standard Features within the confines of a component template. Features that do not fit this criterion are investigated for producibility by means of manufacturing simulation. These concepts are contained in a software based tool that is integrated into design software
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