1: Introduction. 1. Assembly. 2. Assembly lines. 3. Product and assembly line design. 4. Scope of the book. 5. One typical case study. 6. Disposition. 2: State Of The Art. 1. PF and assembly line design. 2. PF representation. 3. Design for assembly. 4. AP representations. 5. Assembly planning. 6. Line design. 3: PF And Assembly Line Design Methodology. 1. Concurrent engineering and assembly. 2. Concurrent design and 'optimisation' problems. 3. Proposed design philosophy for PFs and assembly lines. 4. Conclusions. 4: Description Of Product Families. 1. Proposed PF structure representation. 2. Illustrative case study. 3. Conclusions. 5: PF Structuring And Preliminary DFA. 1. Objectives of the DFA. 2. Proposed structuring and preliminary DFA issues. 3. Case study. 4. Conclusions. 6: Representation of APS for PFS. 1. Proposed AP representation. 2. Examples. 3. Conclusions. 7: Preliminary Assembly Planning. 1. Hypotheses on the APs. 2. Proposed preliminary AP tool. 3. Case study. 4. Conclusions. 8: Detailed DFA and AP. 1. A detailed DFA principle for PFs: standardisation. 2. Joining process and assembly method selection. 3. Detailed AP of the FEns. 4. Equipment preselection. 5. Case study. 6. Conclusions. 9: Line Layout. 1. Line decomposition. 2. Determination of the conveying system. 3. Logical layout. 4. Differences between logical and physical layout. 5. Case study. 6. Conclusions. 10: Conclusions And Further Work. 1. Summary of the results and discussion. 2. Further research. Appendices: Appendix A: Precedence operators. 1. Operator â'. 2. Operator
Integrated Design of a Product Family and Its Assembly System presents an integrated approach for the design of a product family and its assembly system, whose main principles consider the product family as a fictitious unique product for which the assembly system is to be devised. It imposes assembly and operation constraints as late as possible in the design process to get liberties in the system design, and adapts the product family at each design stage to integrate the new constraints related to the successive design choices.
Integrated Design of a Product Family and Its Assembly System is an important, must-have book for researchers and Ph.D. students in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering, and Manufacturing, as well as practitioners in the Design, Planning and Production departments in the manufacturing industry. Integrated Design of a Product Family and Its Assembly System is also suitable for use as a textbook in courses such as Computer-Aided Design, Concurrent Engineering, Design for Assembly, Process Planning, and Integrated Design.
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