This book addresses the preparation and application of design layout analyses with concurrent engineering teams in six steps that capture design intent and add value to design process. It offers tools for eliminating costly trial-and-error approaches and deliver economically viable products. The authors discuss product design techniques that alleviate the constraints between product definition, manufacturing, and inspection, the prediction of variation effects on product function and manufacturing efficiency, functional inspection techniques that include CMM measurement, optical comparators, and surface plate and functional gaging, and more.
Table of Contents
What Are the Techniques?
The Basis of the System
A Producible Component
First Steps Toward Production
Inspection and Verification
Functional Gage Tolerancing
Functional Inspection Techniques
Functional Workholding and Fixturing
Does It All Work?
Implementation and Process Improvement
"I would recommend this as a reference for design, manufacturing and quality assurance personnel involved in product and process design. Anyone interested in improvement of the product development cycle will find the methods useful."
- Quality Progress, August 2003
"This book documents methodologies that can revolutionize engineering…Ed Roth and Bob Campbell combined their vast experience into this book. If you read and apply its content carefully, you will enhance your product and productivity capabilities exponentially."
-Ed Boyer (Retired), Manufacturing Engineer GD&T Specialist, Corporate Product and Manufacturing, Ford Motor Company, Bellaire, Michigan, U.S.A.