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Product and Process Integration: Advanced Technology

  • Special Publication
  • SP-1337
  • ISBN 0-7680-0157-9
Published February 13, 1998 by SAE International in United States
Product and Process Integration: Advanced Technology
  • English
  • 180 pages
Today's highly competitive market place is driving the automotive industry to reduce cost, to improve quality/reliability, and to introduce faster new products and technologies to stay ahead of the competition. The papers in this book offer details of exciting new techniques and approaches being successfully deployed in the industry to achieve the goal of providing bettern value to the customer. This publication is organized into four categories: simultaneous engineering; manufacturability; processed material and engineering training. The topics covered by these papers relate to: simultaneous analysis of vehicle systems; application of fiber- reinforced composites in car side structure; interaction between stamping tool elasticity and sheet metal deformation manufacturing database generation; integrated design for manufacturability; reliability engineering; automated inspection; high-speed machining; high-pressure forming; cost reduction strategies utilizing cost analysis; compacted graphite iron--manufacturing process development; new binder for casting cores; best practices in knowledge engineering; design for people (DFP)--workplace improvement; and optimized finite element modeling--vehicle structure