Design for competitiveness: Case studies developed in concurrent engineering and design for manufacturability

Michael P. Deisenroth, Janis P. Terpenny, Osama K. Eyada

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Abstract

In an effort to promote innovations in engineering design for manufacturability, the General Electric Foundation has sponsored the development of case studies for use in the university environment. Three case studies, reporting on the experiences of different GE businesses, have been developed for use in design and manufacturing engineering courses at Virginia Tech. The purpose of this paper is to report on the availability of the case studies to other institutions and highlight the major findings of the studies. GE businesses participating in the case studies development include: Electrical Distribution and Control - lighting panelboard redesign; Motors - golf car motor redesign; and Aircraft Engines - replacing metal parts with composite materials. The experiences of these GE businesses have set the example for development of similar programs in design for manufacturability and concurrent engineering company wide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDesign for Manufacture
PublisherPubl by ASME
Pages29-34
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)0791811107
StatePublished - Dec 1 1992
EventWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers - Anaheim, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 8 1992Nov 13 1992

Publication series

NameAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE
Volume51

Other

OtherWinter Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers
CityAnaheim, CA, USA
Period11/8/9211/13/92

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Deisenroth, M. P., Terpenny, J. P., & Eyada, O. K. (1992). Design for competitiveness: Case studies developed in concurrent engineering and design for manufacturability. In Design for Manufacture (pp. 29-34). (American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Design Engineering Division (Publication) DE; Vol. 51). Publ by ASME.