Knowledge-based Configuration of Integrated Product and Process Platforms
Paper in proceedings, 2010

The definition of the content of a product platform highly affects the possibility to engineer and produce unique and optimized products to suit customer needs In this paper generic configurable autonomous subsystems, Configurable Components (CCs), are used to define platforms that can be used to configure and instantiate product as well as process structures and to optimize instantiated part solutions To simulate a realistic industrial environment, a configuration demonstrator has been developed and used to perform case studies in order to test the CC concept The test cases are focused on geometrical interfaces between components Communication functionality between the demonstrator and a CAT (Computer Aided Tolerancing) tool has been developed to enable automatic optimization of interface concepts during configuration In summary, the paper shows that, given variant-specific input data, a knowledge-based platform definition with high design bandwidth can be used to configure, engineer and manufacture an Instanced product variant.

Product platform

production platform

configuration

Author

Peter Edholm

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Andreas Lindquist Wahl

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Hans L Johannesson

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

Rikard Söderberg

Chalmers, Product and Production Development, Product Development

2009 ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, DETC2009; San Diego, CA; United States; 30 August 2009 through 2 September 2009

Vol. 2 Part A 495-504

Subject Categories

Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

DOI

10.1115/DETC2009-86540

ISBN

978-0-7918-4899-9

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10/6/2017