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Methods and Tools for Co-operative and Integrated Design - Serge Tichkiewitch

Methods and Tools for Co-operative and Integrated Design

By: Serge Tichkiewitch (Editor), Daniel Brissaud (Editor)

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Published: 31st December 2003
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SMC COLOMBIER FONTAINE is a company in the AFE METAL group, which uses a sand casting process to manufacture steel primary parts. To reduce the "time to market", primary part producers need to reduce the time and cost of the industrialisation process. These factors, in addition to the global goal of improving process performance levels, brought SMC to develop numerical technologies and traceability from quotation to part delivery [1]. Nowadays, these improvements are incorporated into company culture. The next step in reducing the time and cost of the production process is to introduce a complete methodology of use and experience feedback of these new models and methods. To be able to generalise this approach, a CAD methodology is essential and thus becomes a step in the industrialisation process. The amount of improvements engendered by the numerical technologies largely justifies the time investment made to obtain a numerical definition of all the different elements in the sand casting process [2]. The objective of our approach is to optimise the product and its production process by generating a complete numerical reference, through the integration of quotation, CAD, simulation, new manufacturing technologies and effective production processes.

Introduction to Methods and Tools for Co-operative and Integrated Design
Integrated Design Centre in 3S Laboratory, University of Grenoble
Collaborative large engineering: from IT dream to realityp. 3
From design to life-cycle approaches: the EU perspectivep. 15
A modular framework for the economic performance control in manufacturing segments. A life cycle oriented approachp. 25
Quotation for the value added assessment during product development and production processesp. 35
Man-machine system re-design from the ergonomics perspective. A new methodology for production system optimizationp. 45
Contribution to the building of an equipment design method in developing countries using an analysis of traditional practicesp. 57
Manufacturing process selection and integration in product design. Analysis and synthesis approachesp. 71
Integrating kinematics and physically-based simulation in a car sunroof virtual prototypingp. 83
Sharing computational simulation knowledge for co-operative work in the design processp. 93
Surface reconstruction of free form objects based on multiresolution volumetric method for distributed CADp. 105
The feature-based styling process in car body engineering. Introducing styling featuresp. 119
A new design orientated digitilization technology. Integration of the conceptual design into the design processp. 133
Applicability of engineering design theories on manufacturing system design in the context of concurrent engineeringp. 145
Image theory in integrated product and process designp. 159
Conceptual design in a high-tech environmentp. 171
Adaptive and competent network structures for the development and design of high-tech productsp. 183
Managing uncertainty of product data. An enhancement on constraint programming techniquesp. 195
Integration of new dimensions in design process. Application to the environmental dimensionp. 209
Environment and design. Towards methods and tools for integration and co-operationp. 223
Excellency in industrial product development. A promising way to successp. 233
A proposition to capitalize and share the logic of designp. 241
A design environment for product knowledge management and data exchangep. 257
Flexible software framework for collaboration systemsp. 267
A cooperative system for the design of the mechatronic products with multidisciplinary optimisationp. 281
Assembly simulation in the design process in a distributed environmentp. 291
New application areas of digital mock-up within product developmentp. 303
Interface between CAD/CAM software and an integrative engineering design environmentp. 315
Modelling of participatory manufacturing processp. 327
Collaborative development of tools and dies in SMEs networksp. 341
Evaluation of the element model "working surface pairs & channel and support structures". The evaluation of a new scientific approach for the training of creative engineers and scientistsp. 353
Communicating context and strategy for collaborative design in networks and corporationsp. 363
If only I knew what you were going to do. Communication and planning in large organizationsp. 375
Co-operation and co-ordination during the design process. Empirical studies and characterizationp. 385
Supporting global design teams through virtual design officesp. 397
Distributed design - Current approaches and evolution tendencies. Designing with internetp. 411
Case study on low cost distributed conceptual design support for small teamsp. 425
Ship optimisation with distant application toolsp. 437
Interoperability between CAD and simulation models for cooperative designp. 451
Verification of human factors in manufacturing process design. A virtual experimentation approachp. 463
Towards a formalization of collaboration entities to manage conflicts appearing in cooperative product designp. 475
Authors indexp. 487
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ISBN: 9781402018893
ISBN-10: 1402018894
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 488
Published: 31st December 2003
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 16.0  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 1.03