Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Concepts, architectures and implementation

  • O. Molloy
  • S. Tilley
  • E. Warman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. O. Molloy, S. Tilley, E. Warman
    Pages 1-21
  3. O. Molloy, S. Tilley, E. Warman
    Pages 22-67
  4. O. Molloy, S. Tilley, E. Warman
    Pages 68-97
  5. O. Molloy, S. Tilley, E. Warman
    Pages 98-116
  6. O. Molloy, S. Tilley, E. Warman
    Pages 117-141
  7. O. Molloy, S. Tilley, E. Warman
    Pages 142-176
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 177-205

About this book


In order to compete in the current commercial environment companies must produce greater product variety, at lower cost, all within a reduced product life cycle. To achieve this, a concurrent engineering philosophy is often adopted. In many cases the main realization of this is Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFM/A). There is a need for in-depth study of the architectures for DFM/A systems in order that the latest software and knowledge-based techniques may be used to deliver the DFM/A systems of tomorrow. This architecture must be based upon complete understanding of the issues involved in integrating the design and manufacturing domains. This book provides a comprehensive view of the capabilities of advanced DFM/A systems based on a common architecture.


computer-aided design (CAD) concurrent engineering design manufacturing software

Authors and affiliations

  • O. Molloy
    • 1
  • S. Tilley
    • 2
  • E. Warman
    • 3
  1. 1.NortelGalwayRepublic of Ireland
  2. 2.WTCM-CRIF ResearchHeverleeBelgium
  3. 3.K. Four LtdPeterboroughUK

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