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A decision support methodology for embodiment design and process chain selection for hybrid manufacturing platforms

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posted on 20.09.2017, 10:22 by Andy Gleadall, Nikola Vladov, Joel Segal, S. Ratchev, Matthias Plasch, Daniel Kimmig, Markus Dickerhof
© 2016 Springer-Verlag London This paper presents a methodology for the transformation of a product concept into a detailed design and manufacturing process chain for hybrid manufacturing platforms. Hybrid platforms offer new capabilities and opportunities for product design. However, they require high levels of process expertise for effective design and effective process selection. Design for hybrid manufacture is challenging as there is a requirement to understand a number of technologies, which may be highly varied. To address this challenge, a knowledge-based decision support system developed in this paper enables manufacturing expertise to be integrated into procedures for product design and process chain selection. This formalised numerical methodology is able to consider a wider range of varied manufacturing processes than any previous study. A feature-based design method is developed, which guides the designer towards an optimised product design during the embodiment design phase, and a process chain selection program is utilised to enable the effective analysis of a product design based on product evaluation criteria. The methodology has been successfully applied to the design of an LED product with internal geometries and electronics.

Funding

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007–2013) under grant agreement number 314580.

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School

  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

Published in

International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology

Pages

1 - 17

Citation

GLEADALL, A. ...et al., 2016. A decision support methodology for embodiment design and process chain selection for hybrid manufacturing platforms. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, pp. 87(1-4), pp. 553–569.

Publisher

© Springer Verlag

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2016-02-24

Notes

The final publication is available at Springer via https://doi.org/10.1007/s00170-016-8514-7

ISSN

0268-3768

eISSN

1433-3015

Language

en

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