Integrated Design and Manufacturing in Mechanical Engineering: Proceedings of the 1st IDMME Conference held in Nantes, France, 15-17 April 1996 / Edition 1 available in Hardcover
This book is devoted to the optimization of product design and manufacturing systems. It contains selected and carefully composed articles based on presentations given at the IDMME conference held in Nantes, France in 1996. The authors are all involved in cutting-edge research in their respective fields of specialization.
The integration of manufacturing constraints and their optimization in the design process is becoming more and more widespread in the development of mechanical products or systems. There is a clear industrial need for these kind of methodologies. Important - but still unsolved - problems are related to the definition of design processes, the choice of optimal manufacturing processes and their integration through coherent methodologies in adapted environments.
The main topics addressed in this book are:
• the optimization and evaluation of the product design process (design methodology, representation and integration of design constraints, design for manufacturing, synthesis of objects with constraints, automatic modelling)
• the optimization and evaluation of the manufacturing systems (modelling of machining processes, modelling for control and measuring, feature-based manufacturing, CAM and off-line programming)
• some methodological aspects (computational geometry, simultaneous and concurrent engineering, integrated design and CAD/CAM systems, object modelling, feature-based modelling, design and communication, automatic solvers and optimizers)
Apart from giving a thorough theoretical background, a very important theme is the relation between research and industrial applications.
The book is of interest for engineers, researchers and PhD students who are involved in the optimization of design and manufacturing processes.
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Table of Contents1. The Design Process. 2. Feature Based Modelling. 3. Automatic Modelling with Finite Element. 4. Automatic Modelling of Mechanisms. 5. Modelling of Processes. 6. Modelling for Control and Measuring. 7. CAM and Off-Line Programming. 8. Integrated Design and CAD-CAM Systems. 9. Applications of Integrated Design and Manufacturing.