This book addresses the preparation and application of design layout analyses with concurrent engineering teams in six steps that capture design intent and add value to design process. It offers tools for eliminating costly trial-and-error approaches and deliver economically viable products. The authors discuss product design techniques that alleviate the constraints between product definition, manufacturing, and inspection, the prediction of variation effects on product function and manufacturing efficiency, functional inspection techniques that include CMM measurement, optical comparators, and surface plate and functional gaging, and more.
Introduction. What Are the Techniques? The Basis of the System. Design Layout. A Producible Component. First Steps Toward Production. Dimensional Measurements. Inspection and Verification. Functional Gaging. Functional Gage Tolerancing. Functional Inspection Techniques. Functional Workholding and Fixturing. Does It All Work? Implementation and Process Improvement. Index.