Manufacturability evaluation shell: A re-configurable environment for technical and economic manufacturability evaluation

Prashanth Varkey Tharakan, Zuozhi Zhao, Jami Shah

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Abstract

The process of manufacturability evaluation is composed of a series of generic tasks. Though domain knowledge is utilized to evaluate manufacturability the evaluation method itself is independent of domain. Manufacturability has different levels of abstraction - process level, workshop level and machine level. Currently existing assessment tools address manufacturability in specific domains and stages. In the emerging markets of increasing competition, streamlining the PRP involves designing with manufacturing capability in mind, and knowledge and application of new technology and processes. This paper proposes a generic domain independent shell for manufacturability that is configurable and customizable to any domain or process. The paper presents the three stages of manufacturability and its relevance to a domain independent approach to manufacturability assessment. The paper presents the problems plaguing current systems and charts out the requirements for a new generic shell that can overcome these shortcomings. The paper then presents the architecture of the shell and presents issues of implementation and two case studies (2.5D milling and injection-molding) as a proof of concept of the functioning of the shell.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Pages227-236
Number of pages10
Volume3
StatePublished - 2003
Event2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2003Sep 6 2003

Other

Other2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period9/2/039/6/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Tharakan, P. V., Zhao, Z., & Shah, J. (2003). Manufacturability evaluation shell: A re-configurable environment for technical and economic manufacturability evaluation. In Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference (Vol. 3, pp. 227-236)