Integrating DFM with CAD through Design Critiquing

TitleIntegrating DFM with CAD through Design Critiquing
Publication TypeJournal Articles
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsGupta SK, Regli WC, Nau DS
JournalConcurrent EngineeringConcurrent Engineering
Pagination85 - 95
Date Published1994/06/01/
ISBN Number1063-293X, 1531-2003
Keywordsdesign critiquing, design for manufacturability, feature-based modeling, manufacturability analysis, multi-agent coordination.

The increasing focus on design for manufacturability (DFM) in research in concurrent engineering and engineering design is expanding the scope of traditional design activities in order to identify and eliminate manufacturing problems during the design stage. Manufacturing a product generally involves many different kinds of manufacturing activities, each having different characteristics. A design that is good for one kind of activity may not be good for another; for example, a design that is easy to assemble may not be easy to machine. One obstacle to DFM is the difficulty involved in building a single system that can handle the various manufacturing domains relevant to a design.