A Framework Relating Producibility Problems to the use of Manufacturing Information in Design

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dc.contributor.advisor Fan, Ip-Shing
dc.contributor.author Gregory, Michael John
dc.date.accessioned 2010-11-22T16:29:04Z
dc.date.available 2010-11-22T16:29:04Z
dc.date.issued 2001-10
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk/handle/1826/4669
dc.description.abstract This thesis presents the development of a framework for relating the reasons for problems of producibility that occur in manufacturing to the sources of information available to designers. Advice and guidance on Design for Manufacture was obtained from textbooks, journal articles and conference papers that sought to improve the process or report on design-related difficulties in manufacturing. Industrial experience was gained from a two-year project in defence aerospace, researching concurrent engineering in the extended enterprise. Examples of good practice across a range of industries were gained from interviews with practitioners, with advice both from customers engaged in design and from manufacturing suppliers. Further industrial experience was provided by two studies of civil aerospace, covering in-house and outsourced manufacture. Potential problems were classified and then related to the sources of knowledge available to prevent these problems reaching the shop floor. The detailed analysis of findings is presented and provides a structured approach that could assist in planning concurrent engineering processes, especially communications and teamworking. This would enable potential producibility problems to be addressed in a comprehensive manner so as to minimise the costs, effort and delay associated with them. It would also encourage opportunities for improvement to be promoted at the earliest stage in product development, where they are the most effective. en_UK
dc.language.iso en en_UK
dc.publisher Cranfield University en_UK
dc.rights © Cranfield University, 2001. All rights reserved. No part of this publication maybe reproduced without the written permission of the copyright holder. en_UK
dc.title A Framework Relating Producibility Problems to the use of Manufacturing Information in Design en_UK
dc.type Thesis or dissertation en_UK
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_UK
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_UK

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