Manufacturing Cost/Design Guide (MC/DG) for Conceptual Design. Supplement
Final rept. Jul 1985-May 1989,
BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH
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The Manufacturing CostDesign Guide MCDG volumes developed earlier are primarily intended for the detail design phase where the dimensions of the structural alternatives have been defined in some detail. However, manufacturing and inspection costs must be addressed by designers from the outset of the development of any aerospace component or system. This supplementary report to Technical Report AFWAL-TR-88-4049, therefore presents a comprehensive series of qualitative formats to guide designers in their decisions to reduce costs from the initial stages of development. The formats are in two categories the first indicates the cost-drivers or hazards, and the second provides comparative information on the impact of various design decisions that influence manufacturing cost. The two sets of formats are intended to stimulate the development of innovative design configurations which use conventional, frequently lower cost, materials more effectively and advanced materials selectively to minimize cost. Conceptual design Airframes Sheet metal structures Polymer composite structures Computerization.
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