TOWARDS INNOVATIVE ASSEMBLY CONCEPTS: INTEGRAL PRODUCT- AND ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE
The product development plays a decisive role in view of the coherence of the causation and the responsibility of costs along the product life cycle. Early acting is obligatory. The product structuring represents an essential part of design-for-assembly activities in general. In this contribution a systematic approach is presented to structure products on the basis of modular architectures. Therefore assembly relevant criteria are identified and integrated in the procedure. Finally the approach is exemplary applied to the design and installation process of civil aircraft cabins.