Developing a current capability design for manufacture framework in the aerospace industry

A Whiteside, E Shehab, C Beadle, M Percival

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication19th CIRP Design Conference
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

Name19th CIRP Design Conference


  • aerospace industry
  • assembly
  • design for manufacture and
  • process capability analysis

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