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Title: Using rapid prototyping to verify design for assembly
Authors: Campbell, R.I.
Balc, N.O.
Keywords: Design for assembly
Rapid prototyping
Design verification
Issue Date: 2001
Citation: CAMPBELL, R.I. and BALC, N.O., 2001. Using Rapid Prototyping to Verify Design for Assembly, IN: Proceedings of the 12th International DAAAM Symposium, DAAAM International, Vienna, Jena, Germany
Abstract: Design for assembly (DFA) is a well-establish technique that has proved beneficial in many companies in different manufacturing sectors. It aims to simplify the assembly of a product by reducing the number of components and by making sure that they fit together easily. Often, a DFA analysis will show a theoretical improvement in the assemblability of a product, but the re-design is not implemented because there is no way of verifying the findings of the analysis. Rapid prototyping (RP) enables physical models to be made directly from CAD data in a relatively short period of time. Using RP, it is possible to build the re-designed product and test the accuracy of the DFA analysis. This paper describes the procedure that can be followed to achieve this and demonstrates its practicality through use of a case study.
Description: This is a conference paper.
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/1325
ISBN: 3901509194
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers and Presentations (Design School)

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