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Direct Engineering: Toward Intelligent Manufacturing : Toward Intelligent Manufacturing - Ali K. Kamrani

Direct Engineering: Toward Intelligent Manufacturing

Toward Intelligent Manufacturing

By: Ali K. Kamrani (Editor), P. Sferro (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th November 1998
ISBN: 9780792383383
Number Of Pages: 374

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Direct Engineering (DE) is the creation of a product development cycle into a single, unified process. The design process in most industries is an evolutionary one (i.e., incremental changes to some existing design). DE is a manufacturing process that seeks to improve the design processes by providing complete archival documentation of existing designs. It uses three-dimensional geometric models with integrated manufacturing information throughout the design process. DE reduces the design cycle, and the variety and number of engineering changes. This process decreases the design cycle time, increases productivity, and provides a higher quality product. The required technologies and methodologies that will support the development of the DE environment are: (1) product representation using feature-based modeling; (2) knowledge-based applications that will support the entire product development cycle; (3) an engineering environment implemented around distributed computing and object-oriented systems; (4) direct manufacturing techniques using rapid prototyping. Direct Engineering: Toward Intelligent Manufacturing addresses the following recent topics related to the development, implementation, and integration of the DE environment: (1) the current scope of the research in intelligent manufacturing; (2) the results of the technologies and tools developed for integrated product and process designs, and (3) examination of the methodologies and algorithms used for the implementation of direct engineering.

List of Contributors
The Origin and Future of Direct Engineeringp. 1
Feature-Based and Constraint-Based Designp. 13
Volumetric Feature Recognition for Direct Engineeringp. 15
Variant Constraint Satisfaction: Associativity in Product Realizationp. 71
Rapid Manufacturability Assessment with Feature-Based Process Flow Chartsp. 107
Knowledge-Based Engineering and Design for Manufacturep. 129
Manufacturing Analysis of Machined Partsp. 131
Feature-Based Process Planning for Direct Engineeringp. 155
KAMPLAN: A Template-Based System for Variant Process Planning of Engine Crankshaftsp. 193
Manufacturing Integrationp. 237
PDES-STEP Standards: A Questionp. 239
STEP Standards in Design and Manufacturingp. 259
Rapid Part Manufacturingp. 285
Free Form Fabrication - Process Overviewp. 287
A Framework for Part Placement in a Rapid Phototyping Processp. 325
Integrated Team Organizationp. 347
Indexp. 373
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ISBN: 9780792383383
ISBN-10: 0792383389
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 374
Published: 30th November 1998
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.84