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Title: The reuse of machining knowledge to improve designer awareness through the configuration of knowledge libraries in PLM
Authors: Urwin, Esmond N.
Young, R.I.M.
Keywords: Knowledge engineering
Knowledge reuse
Knowledge retrieval
Structured knowledge documents
Product lifecycle management
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: URWIN, E.N. and YOUNG, R.I.M., 2014. The reuse of machining knowledge to improve designer awareness through the configuration of knowledge libraries in PLM. International Journal of Production Research, 52 (2), pp. 595 - 615.
Abstract: The nature of competition induces the need to constantly improve and perform better. For global aerospace manufacturers, this is as timely an epithet as ever as market forces urge for more growth, better financial return and market position. The macroeconomic aspect is compounded by the growth of product complexity and the need for higher product quality, hence the drive to reduce waste places emphasis upon production costs and the need to improve product performance. This paper focuses upon a rapid development and deployment method that enables the capture and representation of machining knowledge so that it may be shared and reused by design engineers to accelerate the design-make process. The study and mapping of information and knowledge relationships are described and put forward as a lightweight ontology. From this, a set of knowledge document templates were created to facilitate the capture, structuring and sharing of machining knowledge within a collaborative multidisciplinary aerospace engineering environment. An experimental pilot system has been developed to test and demonstrate that knowledge document templates can accelerate the sharing of machining knowledge within an industrial product lifecycle management environment. The results are discussed to provide a case for further development and application within the product domain.
Description: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the International Journal of Production Research on 2 October 2013, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00207543.2013.839894.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/00207543.2013.839894
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/15569
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207543.2013.839894
ISSN: 0020-7543
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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