A manufacturability evaluation and improvement system

Nicholas J. Yannouiakis, Sanjay B. Joshi, Richard A. Wysk

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The increasing application of CAE has lead to the evolution of Concurrent Engineering-a philosophy that prescribes simultaneous consideration of the life-cycle design issues of a product. The Concurrent Engineering (CE) systems that have been developed so far have relied on knowledge bases and qualitative evaluations of a part’s manufacturability for feedback to the design engineer. This paper describes a method for developing quantitative indicators of manufacturability. Feature-based design and estimation of machining parameters are used for ascertaining a part’s manufacturing requirements. These requirements are then combined into indices which lead the designer to features that must be redesigned for improved manufacturability. This method is illustrated on a system for rotational machined parts; the Manufacturability Evaluation and Improvement System (MEIS).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication3rd International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9780791807477
StatePublished - 1991
EventASME 1991 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1991 - Miami, United States
Duration: Sep 22 1991Sep 25 1991

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
VolumePart F168436-7


ConferenceASME 1991 Design Technical Conferences, DETC 1991
Country/TerritoryUnited States

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation


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