Retooling Manufacturing: Bridging Design, Materials, and Production

Retooling Manufacturing: Bridging Design, Materials, and Production

by Committee on Bridging Design and Manufacturing, National Research Council
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309092663

ISBN-13: 9780309092661

Pub. Date: 08/30/2004

Publisher: National Academies Press

As the Department of Defense continues development of the future warrior system, the difficulty of moving rapidly from design to manufacturing for complex technologies is becoming a major concern. In particular, there are communication gaps between design and manufacturing that hinder rapid development of new products important for these future military

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Overview

As the Department of Defense continues development of the future warrior system, the difficulty of moving rapidly from design to manufacturing for complex technologies is becoming a major concern. In particular, there are communication gaps between design and manufacturing that hinder rapid development of new products important for these future military developments. To help address those concerns, DOD asked the NRC to develop a framework for “bridging†these gaps through data management, modeling, and simulation. This report presents the results of this study. It provides a framework for virtual design and manufacturing and an assessment of the necessary tools; an analysis of the economic dimensions; an examination of barriers to virtual design and manufacturing in the DOD acquisition process; and a series of recommendations and research needs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309092661
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
08/30/2004
Pages:
123
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY....................1
1 THE NEED TO BRIDGE DESIGN, MATERIALS, AND PRODUCTION....................8
History and Status....................8
Benefits....................9
Future Vision....................9
2 FRAMEWORK FOR VIRTUAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING....................11
Processes and Tools Common to Many Industries....................12
Product Development, Manufacture, and Life-Cycle Support Activities....................16
Specific Activities in Mechanical Parts Industries....................19
Specific Activities in Electronics Parts Industries....................20
Modeling and Sensing....................21
3 TOOLS FOR VIRTUAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING....................23
Tool Evolution and Compatibility....................23
Systems Engineering Tools....................29
Engineering Design Tools....................39
Materials Science Tools....................45
Manufacturing Tools....................57
Life-Cycle Assessment Tools....................61
Common Themes....................69
4 ECONOMIC DIMENSION OF BRIDGING DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING....................70
The Cost of Bridging....................71
Identifying the Expected Benefits....................71
Impacts on Productivity Growth....................72
Strategic Issues....................72
Understanding the Role of Government....................72
Institutional Stuctures....................72
5 BARRIERS TO VIRTUAL DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING IN DOD ACQUISITION....................74
Need for Definition and Management of Requirements....................74
Need for Building Linkages Across All Phases ofDoD Acquisition....................77
6 SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS, AND RESEARCH NEEDS....................81
Systems Engineering....................82
Engineering Design....................83
Materials Science....................84
Manufacturing....................85
Life-Cycle Assessment....................86
Common Themes....................86
Leveraging Design and Manufacturing in the DoD Acquisition Process....................89
APPENDIXES A Biographical Sketches of Committee Members....................93
B Meeting Agendas....................97
C Current Engineering Design Tools....................99
D Selected Computer-Based Tools Vendors....................104
E Acronyms....................109

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