Title: PLM-based approach for Assembly Process Engineering

Authors: Frederic Demoly, Samuel Gomes, Benoit Eynard, Louis Rivest

Addresses: Mechatronics, Methods, Models and Skills Laboratory – M3M, Universite de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard – UTBM, 90010 Belfort Cedex, France. ' Mechatronics, Methods, Models and Skills Laboratory – M3M, Universite de Technologie de Belfort-Montbeliard – UTBM, 90010 Belfort Cedex, France. ' Department of Mechanical Systems Engineering, Universite de Technologie de Compiegne – UTC, CNRS UMR6253 Roberval, BP 60319, rue du Docteur Schweitzer, 60203 Compiegne Cedex, France. ' Laboratoire d'Ingenierie des Produits, Procedes et Systemes (LIPPS), Ecole de Technologie Superieure – ETS, 1100 rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montreal (Quebec) H3C 1K3, Canada

Abstract: The paper presents a methodology in the field of Design for Assembly (DFA) related to the Assembly Process Engineering (APE) and the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). This method has been designed to develop assembly methods into a legacy web-based PLM prototype. It takes into consideration assembly constraints in the early phases of the product development process in compliance with concurrent engineering challenge. A racing car ground-link system from an experimental case study is introduced to illustrate the proposed approach.

Keywords: product lifecycle management; DFA; design for assembly; assembly process planning; APE; assembly process engineering; legacy PLM; web-based PLM; assembly constraints; product development; concurrent engineering; simultaneous engineering; racing cars; ground-link systems.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMR.2010.035811

International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2010 Vol.5 No.4, pp.413 - 428

Available online: 05 Oct 2010 *

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