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.
|Title of host publication||19th CIRP Design Conference|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|
|Name||19th CIRP Design Conference|
- aerospace industry
- design for manufacture and
- process capability analysis