Assembly Target specifc Structuring of modular Product Families
Editor: Assoc. Prof. Poul Kyvsgaard Hansen, Professor John Rasmussen, Assoc. Prof. Kaj A. Jřrgensen, Assoc. Prof. Christian Tollestrup
Author: Niklas Halfmann and Dieter Krause
Institution: 1: Aalborg University, Denmark; 2: Design Society, United Kingdom
The structuring of products is awarded the highest potentials for assembly effort reduction of variant product families. A research in corresponding literature in the field of engineering design shows deficits of the approaches regarding systematic applicability, consistency and validation of the proposed structuring measures. In this paper a methodical procedure is presented that intends the application of measures based on an analysis of the actual design for assembly targets. These measures are represented by a defined product model including chosen product attributes. Thereby, the impacts of the measures taken can directly be evaluated providing a validation of the initial design for assembly targets. The application to an exemplary product proves further potentials of the presented developed procedure regarding ergonomic application and significance of the results.