ASSEMBLY TIME ESTIMATION BASED ON PRODUCT ASSEMBLY INFORMATION
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Eigner, M.; Roubanov, D.; Sindermann, S.; Ernst, J.
Section: DESIGN SUPPORT TOOLS
A design engineer’s major task is the fulfilment of design requirements like form, fit and function while production relevant properties are typically not in scope yet. Unfortunately the designer determines the biggest part of future production costs and time although being hardly aware of this task. To reduce time-to-market and increase quality it is important that design and production departments share their information during the whole Product Development Process. This paper presents a concept and prototype to improve information exchange between product development and assembly planning.