ICAM Manufacturing Cost/Design Guide. Volume 2. Appendices to Demonstration Sections.
Final rept. 19 Sep 1977-19 Jul 1979,
BATTELLE COLUMBUS DIV OH
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The purpose of the Manufacturing CostDesign Guide MCDG is to enable airframe designers to achieve lowest cost by conducting trade-offs between manufacturing cost and other design factors. When fully developed, the MCDG will enable designers, at all levels of the design process, to perform quick, simple, cost-trade comparisons of manufacturing processes and structural performancecost trade-offs on airframe components and subassemblies in metallic and composite materials. To accelerate technology transfer, potential cost saving opportunities offered by emerging materials and manufacturing technologies will be indicated in the MCDG. The first program, reported in AFML-TR-76-227, developed a model of the MCDG, the contents, cost drivers, data requirements and designer-oriented formats for conventional and some emerging manufacturing technologies, and also an implementation plan.
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Administration and Management
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems