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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

Abstract

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
OAI identifier: oai:dspace.lib.cranfield.ac.uk:1826/3738
Provided by: Cranfield CERES

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