1st Edition

Industrial Design Engineering Inventive Problem Solving

By John X. Wang Copyright 2017
    340 Pages
    by CRC Press

    338 Pages 78 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Designing new products and improving existing ones is a continual process. Industrial design engineering is an industrial engineering process applied to product designs that are to be manufactured through techniques of production operations. Excellent industrial design engineering programs are essential for the nation’s industry to succeed in selling useful and ecologically justifiable and usable products on a market flooded with goods and services. This unique text on industrial design engineering integrates basic knowledge, insight, and working methods from industrial engineering and product design subjects. Industrial Design Engineering: Inventive Problem Solving provides a combination of engineering thinking and design skills that give the researchers, practitioners, and students an excellent foundation for participation in product development projects and techniques for establishing and managing such projects. The design principles are presented around examples related to the designing of products, goods, and services. Case studies are developed around real problems and are based on the customer’s needs.


    Preface. Chapter 1 Enduring Sonnet: Evolving Industrial Design Engineering "A mind forever voyaging through strange seas of thought." Chapter 2 Monte Carlo Simulations: Would an Industrial Engineer Flip a Coin like a Poet? Chapter 3 Safety, Reliability, and Risk Management: "All the Astronauts landing on Mars are Engineers; We are bringing them home safely…" Chapter 4 Design for Environmental Risk Engineering. Chapter 5 Cellular Manufacturing: Mitigating Risk & Uncertainty with Nano Solar Assembly. Chapter 6 System Risk Engineering. Chapter 7 Contingency Planning, Logistics, and Lean Manufacturing: Rolling Out the Storm. Chapter 8 Risk Communications and Continuous Improvement: Poetic Process Engineering. Chapter 9 On the River of Industrial Design Engineering: Flow of Poetic Thinking.


    John X. Wang received his PH.D. degree in Reliability Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, MD in 1995. He was then with GE Transportation as an Engineering Six Sigma Black Belt, leading propulsion systems reliability and Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) projects while teaching GE-Gannon University’s Graduate Co-Op programs and National Technological University professional short course, and serving as a member of the IEEE Reliability Society Risk Management Committee. He has worked as a Corporate Master Black Belt at Visteon Corporation, Reliability Engineering Manager at Whirlpool Corporation, E6 Reliability Engineer at Panduit Corp., and Principal Systems Engineer at Rockwell Collins. In 2009, he received an Individual Achievement Award when working as a Principal Systems Engineer at Raytheon Company. He joined GE Aviation Systems in 2010, where he was awarded the distinguished title of Principal Engineer – Reliability (CTH – Controlled Title Holder) in 2013. As a Certified Reliability Engineering certified by American Society for Quality, Dr. Wang has authored/coauthored numerous books and papers on reliability engineering, risk engineering, engineering decision making under uncertainty, robust design and Six Sigma, lean manufacturing, and green electronics manufacturing. He has been affiliated with Austrian Aerospace Agency/European Space Agency, Vienna University of Technology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, Paul Scherrer Institute in Switzerland, and Tsinghua University in China. Having presented various professional short courses and seminars, Dr. Wang has performed joint research with the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands and the Norwegian Institute of Technology. Since "knowledge, expertise, and scientific results are well known internationally," Dr. Wang has been invited to present at various national & international engineering events. As a highly accomplished inventor of various industrial designs and patent applications, Dr. Wang serves as an Editor at Nano Research and Applications and is a member of BAOJ Nanotechnology Editorial Board. Dr. John X. Wang, a CRC Press Featured Author, has been a Top Contributor of LinkedIn's Poetry Editors & Poets group. Dr. Wang has contributed to the discussions including:

    • Writing a sonnet is notoriously difficult due to the strict pentameter and rhyming pattern; does anyone prefer/enjoy writing this form of poetry?

    • Do you proceed by images or by words when you write?