MKS 584E Product Design for Manufacture & Assembly 3+0 (3 credits) (3 ECTS credits)

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Course Description

Introduction to Assemblies, Assembling a Product, History and Present Status of Assembly, Product Requirements and Top-down Design, Types of Assemblies, Types of Assembly Models, Assembly Features and Feature-Based Design, Mathematical Models of Assemblies, Dimensioning and Tolerancing Parts and Assemblies, Statistical and Worst-Case Tolerancing, Modeling and Managing Variation Buildup in Assemblies, Assembly Sequence Analysis, The Datum Flow Chain, Kind of Assembly Motions, Types of Rigid Parts and Mating Conditions, Condition for Successful Assembly, Design Criteria and Considerations, Product Design and Development Decisions Related to Assembly, Steps in Assembly in the Large Assemblies, How to Analyze Existing Products in Detail, Definition and Role of Architecture in Product Development, Design for Assembly, Assembly System Design, Basic Factors in System Design, Available System Design Methods, Analytical Design Techniques, Economic Analysis of Assembly Systems, Economic Analysis of Assembly Systems.

 Course Objectives

The aim of this course is to present a systematic approach to the design and production of mechanical assemblies. It should be interest to mechanical, manufacturing and industrial engineers. Learning about parts but not about assemblies never get a high-level view of how parts work together to create function and thus how to design parts that are intended to contribute to a function in conjunction with other parts. A deeper aim of the course is to explain how to apply principles from system engineering to design of assemblies. There are three themes of assemblies: design of assemblies, manufacture of assemblies, and the larger role of assemblies in product development.

Course Learning Outcomes

Design for Manufacture and Assembly, Requirements and Key Characteristics, Mathematical and Feature Models of Assemblies, Modeling and Managing Variation Buildup in Assemblies, Assembly Sequence Analysis, The Datum Flow Chain, Assembly System Design, Assembly of Compliantly Supported Rigid Parts, Assembly of Compliant Parts, The Impact of Assembly on Product Development, Analyzing Existing Products in Detail, Product Architecture, Design for Assembly, Economic Analysis of Assembly Systems.

  • Boothroyd, G., Knight, W., Dewhurst, (2001),Product Design for Manufacture & Assembly, CRC Press; New York, ISBN 978-0824705848
  • Whitney, Daniel E.(2004), Mechanical Assemblies - Their Design, Manufacture, and Role in Product Development. Oxford University Press: New York . ISBN: 978-0-19-515782-6 Electronic ISBN: 978-1-60119-337-7
  • Anderson, David M. (2008), Design for Manufacturability & Concurrent Engineering How to Design for Low Cost, C I M Pr: New York. ISBN: 978-1878072238
  • Cogorno, Gene. (2010), Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing for Mechanical Design, McGrawHill: New York, ISBN: 9780071491822
  • Boothroyd, Geoffrey (2005), Assembly automation and product design, Harper Collins: New York.
    Boca Raton, FL : Taylor & Francis. ISBN: 9781420027358 , TS178.4 .B66
  • Parmley, Robert O. (2005), Machine Devices and Components Illustrated Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill, New York. ISBN: 978-0-07-143687-8
  • Shigley, Joseph E.; Mischke. (2004) Standard Handbook of Machine Design, McGraw-Hill:New York, ISBN: 978-0-07-144164-3 Electronic ISBN 978-1-59124-863-7
  • Sclater, Neil; Chironis, Nicholas P. (2007) Mechanisms and Mechanical Devices Sourcebook, McGraw-Hill, New York., ISBN: 978-0-07-146761-2 Electronic ISBN: 978-1-60119-781-8
  • Lingaiah, K. (2003) Machine Design Databook, McGraw-Hill: New York, ISBN: 978-0-07-136707-3 Electronic ISBN: 978-1-60119-306-3
  • Parmley, R.O (2001) Illustrated Sourcebook of Mechanical Components, McGraw-Hill, ISBN: 978-0-07-048617-1 , Electronic ISBN: 978-1-59124-102-7
Course Plan
  1. What is Design for Manufacture and Assembly?
  2. Introduction to Assembly, Requirements and Key Characteristics
  3. Mathematical and Feature Models of Assemblies
  4. Modeling and Managing Variation Buildup in Assemblies
  5. Assembly Sequence Analysis
  6. The Datum Flow Chain
  7. Assembly System Design
  8. Assembly of Compliantly Supported Rigid Parts
  9. Assembly of Compliant Parts
  10. The Impact of Assembly on Product Development
  11. Analyzing Existing Products in Detail
  12. Product Architecture
  13. Design for Assembly
  14. Economic Analysis of Assembly Systems