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Developing a Current Capability Design for Manufacture Framework in the Aerospace Industry

By A. Whiteside, Essam Shehab, C. Beadle and M. Percival


During progressive product design and development in the aerospace industry, a lack of effective communication between the sequential functions of design, manufacturing and assembly often causes delays and setbacks whereby production capabilities are unable to realise design intent in high-complexity product models. As a result, there is a need to formalise the progressive release of an engineering model to production functions during New Product Introduction (NPI) via defining key stages of definition maturity and information requirements through a structured process. This paper describes the development of a framework to facilitate optimal ‘design for manufacture’ based on current manufacturing capabilities within the aerospace industry.Organised by: Cranfield UniversityMori Seiki – The Machine Tool Compan

Topics: Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Process Capability Analysis, Aerospace Industry
Publisher: Cranfield University Press
Year: 2009
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Provided by: Cranfield CERES

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