Explores the techniques used to reduce production and assembly costs for manual and automated production. Topics include practical techniques for selection of materials and processes, design considerations for production, manual assembly and automated assembly, and Boothroyd and Dewhurst methods. Students review case studies and analyse several production assemblies.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Discuss safety issues in product design.
Evaluate the practical design for assembly.
Apply design checklist for DFMA.
Discuss the benefits associated with DFMA.
Utilize the Quality Function Deployment method to include the "voice of the customer" in the product design process.
Describe the meaning and importance of concurrent engineering.
Use the Boothroyd and Dewhurst methodology to calculate the design efficiency.
Apply DFMA analysis to manual and automatic assembly applications.
List and briefly describe typical methods for improving energy efficiency of products and related processes.
Describe the importance of team skills and negotiation in product design
Discuss the Design for Environment and its effects on product development and design.
Effective as of Winter 2011
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