Design for Manufacturability

Design for Manufacturability : A Systems Approach to Concurrent Engineering in Ergonomics

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This book focuses on the interaction between product design and manufacture. It shows how to use this interaction to maximize productivity and operator performance. The book proposes a systems approach to the design-manufacturing continuum, whereby the costs and benefits of labour, material, machines and ergonomics are aggregated through design analysis. Topics covered include ease of manual / automatic assembly; biomechanical, socio-technical systems design, including impacts of hybrid automation, group technology, and JIT; computer-support, including CAD / CAM / CAE, AI and expert systems; and design evaluation. The book also discusses the issue of design, productivity, and employment in developing countries. The book is aimed at human-factos engineers, manufacturing researchers, product design professionals and all those involved with interactions between product and process.show more

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  • Hardback | 409 pages
  • 163.6 x 241.3 x 26.9mm | 821.02g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748400095
  • 9780748400096

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Computer-integrated manufacturing - advantages and consequences for human factors design; principles in design for manufacturability; design, analysis and implementation of design for manufacturability; planning for production and design of production systems; the need for field studies and cognitive modelling.show more

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