Design for Manufacturing (DfM) ontology: Implementation of a mechanical assembly through welding process

Xiaomeng Chang, Rahul Rai, Janis P. Terpenny

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Abstract

This paper presents a Design for Manufacturing (DfM) ontology that helps to encapsulate manufacturing and assembly concepts. Through this DfM ontology, various DfM constraints can be captured and formalized using a generalized approach. Such representation has the potential to significantly improve knowledge capture, information retrieval and design collaboration. An example case based on a mechanical assembly requiring MIG welding is presented to demonstrate how the ontology can be used to capture design rationale and analyze design intent. Cost evaluation of the assembly is also presented to demonstrate how the ontology can provide the basis for design evaluation from numerous perspectives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1690-1695
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: May 19 2007May 23 2007

Other

OtherIIE Annual Conference and Expo 2007 - Industrial Engineering's Critical Role in a Flat World
CountryUnited States
CityNashville, TN
Period5/19/075/23/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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