Accession Number:

ADA210408

Title:

Design Producibility Assessment System

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1988-30 Jun 1989

Corporate Author:

CIM SYSTEMS INC RICHARDSON TX

Report Date:

1989-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

115.0

Abstract:

DPAS is an engineering software tool that allows its users to calculate a number called the Manufacturing Index MI. This number measures several design, material and manufacturing factors related to the level of product manufacturability. The assessment methodology assumes that the producibility assessment process is not a serial decision method, rather, it is a process with parallel interaction from origination of a conceptual design to direct linkage with design, manufacturing, and testing considerations. By formally establishing design rules and producibility criteria, DPAS provides an objective and unbiased producibility assessment judgement at any step in product development. This final report describes the Phase I research efforts with recommendations for a full scale program in Phase II. Keywords Computer architecture, User friendly, Menu, Online instruction, User interfaces.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE