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Title: Real-time integration of prototypes in the product development process
Authors: Liu, Bingjian
Campbell, R.I.
Pei, Eujin
Keywords: Integration
Product design
Product development
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Citation: LIU, B., CAMPBELL, R.I and PEI, E., 2013. Real-time integration of prototypes in the product development process. Assembly Automation, 33 (1), pp. 22 - 28.
Abstract: Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to identify the strengths and weaknesses associated with physical and virtual prototyping and propose an approach that utilises a real-time integration of both methods through an automated process. Design/methodology/approach - Following a literature review, the paper presents the results of a survey investigating the current use of prototyping. It then discusses a series of trials that were developed for the proposed tool. Findings - Physical and virtual prototypes are not competitive but rather complementary. An integrated real-time system would reduce cost and shorten the product design process. Originality/value - This paper provides recommendations on how real-time integration of both physical and virtual prototypes could potentially streamline the new product development process. © Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Description: This article was published in the journal, Assembly Automation [© Emerald Group Publishing Limited] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01445151311294621
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1108/01445151311294621
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/12113
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/01445151311294621
ISSN: 0144-5154
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