Automated manufacturability analysis: A survey

TitleAutomated manufacturability analysis: A survey
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication1997
AuthorsGupta SK, Regli WC, Das D, Nau DS
JournalResearch in Engineering Design
Pagination168 - 190
Date Published1997///
ISBN Number0934-9839

In the market-place of the 21st century, there is no place for traditional ‘over-the-wall’ communications between design and manufacturing. In order to ‘design it right the very first time’, designers must ensure that their products are both functional and easy to manufacture. Software tools have had some successes in reducing the barriers between design and manufacturing. Manufacturability analysis systems are emerging as one such tool — enabling identification of potential manufacturing problems during the design phase and providing suggestions to designers on how to eliminate them.