Charlotte, North Carolina
June 20, 1999
June 20, 1999
June 23, 1999
4.292.1 - 4.292.8
Impact of New Technologies on Integrated Product Development
Rafiq Noorani, Omar Es-Said, Joe Foyos, Anthony Barrata, Boris Fritz Loyola Marymount University / Northrop-Grumman Corporation
The purpose of this research was to investigate the impact of a new methodology of integrated product development through solid modeling, analysis, optimization, prototyping and testing. The aspects of simultaneous engineering methods, reduction of development time, reduction of costs and increasing product quality could be achieved by using these technologies. Examples are presented here that show the connection of the various technologies and their integration into a product development process. The result of testing of the prototype samples provides new orientation for making stronger prototypes.
Engineering design and manufacturing have long been recognized as the most critical core activities of the industrial product development process . A number of evolutionary changes have taken place over the past couple of decades in the areas of both design and manufacturing. Current methods in product development involve an integrated approach in which design, analysis and optimization, prototyping and testing are all integrated .
The new methodology of integrated product development delivers a single, comprehensive benefit. It enables us to create the best possible robust mechanical design. This methodology is achieved when parametric solid modeling, analysis and optimization, rapid prototyping and testing become integral, accessible elements of a design and manufacturing system [3-4]. Figure 1 shows the concept of the integrated product development.
The research objective was to develop the new methodology of product development through the new and emerging technologies of solid modeling, analysis, rapid prototyping and testing. The methodology used required an extensive use of computer-based programs. These programs were used to complete feasibility studies early in the program, to set design parameters, and to provide insight into defining initial component structures for final product development.
Noorani, R., & Es-Said, O., & Fritz, B., & Barrata, A. (1999, June), Impact Of New Technologies On Intergrated Product Development Paper presented at 1999 Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina. https://peer.asee.org/7713
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