© 1998

Design for Manufacturing and Assembly

Concepts, architectures and implementation


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

  1. 1.NortelGalwayRepublic of Ireland
  2. 2.WTCM-CRIF ResearchHeverleeBelgium
  3. 3.K. Four LtdPeterboroughUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Book Subtitle Concepts, architectures and implementation
  • Authors O. Molloy
    E.A. Warman
    S. Tilley
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Chapman & Hall 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-78190-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-7650-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-5785-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 205
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
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