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Editor: Dieter Krause, Kristin Paetzold, Sandro Wartzack
Author: Martin Eigner, Joscha Ernst, Daniil Roubanov
Institution: TU Kaiserslautern
the manufacturing costs of a product are much more determined by engineering than by production. To reduce these costs it is necessary to engage the understanding and the interaction between these two departments. Although the aim of Design for Assembly (DfA) is a better integration of these disciplines, currently there are still gaps in the systemic support. Connecting elements is crucial for assembly operations. These are used by the production department during the physical assembly and during the virtual assembly by the design department. Therefore connecting elements act as a link between these two departments. At first they need to be classified, then an analysis can be performed for each of the classes to find characteristic parameters. These parameters are needed to create a data model for saving the assembly-relevant data in a system independent and neutral way. A possible place for storing this data is a PDM system. There the data could be attached to the manufacturing bill of material (M-BOM). On the CAD system side this data should be made available by CADfeatures. Those should include the geometric and technical assembly andmanufacturing-related information.
Keywords: engineering processes
The “Symposium Design for X” will be held at the Welcome Kongresshotel, Bamberg, Germany on 4 – 5 October 2017. The annual event provides a platform to young postgraduates to present and discuss their new approaches in the field of product development. Industry professionals and professors will enrich these discussions with their manifold experience. This year's symposium will be hosted by Prof. Sandro Wartzack, head of the chair of engineering design (KTmfk) at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg....