Title: A multistate feature-based assembly model

Authors: Toni Jabbour, Ghazi Asmar

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Notre Dame University, P.O. Box 72, Zouk Michael, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Notre Dame University, P.O. Box 72, Zouk Michael, Zouk Mosbeh, Lebanon

Abstract: The startling increase in performance, quality and sophistication in today|s engineering products requires all agents participating in the process of product development to exchange information with one another through a product model, which enables the communication of the design between participants in the process of product development. The objective of this paper is to present a product model, which includes the assembly states to support various activities, involved in the assembly process. Because of its more comprehensive approach, this model both bridges the gap that exists in current Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Manufacturing (CAM) systems and proves valuable in the design of all-inclusive systems combining various stages in the development of a product.

Keywords: assembly process; product modelling; computer-aided assembly; CAA; concurrent engineering; design for assembly; DFA; product development; assembly models; feature-based modelling; design for six sigma; DFSS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2006.009899

International Journal of Product Development, 2006 Vol.3 No.3/4, pp.388 - 403

Published online: 01 Jun 2006 *

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