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.Increased Training Time. Recent work in DFA has concentrated on automatic assembly, although some older work was done on the evaluation of products for manual assembly for example by Fearing (1982), and Sturges and Wright (1989).
|Title||:||Design for Manufacturing and Assembly|
|Author||:||O. Molloy, E.A. Warman, S. Tilley|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06|