- Property-based manufacturing technology integration
Schmid, Alexander; Feldhusen, Jörg (Thesis advisor); Brecher, Christian (Thesis advisor)
Düren : Shaker Verlag (2020)
Book, Dissertation / PhD Thesis
In: Schriftenreihe Produktentwicklung und Konstruktionsmethodik 29
Page(s)/Article-Nr.: XX, 275 Seiten : Illustrationen, Diagramme
Dissertation, RWTH Aachen University, 2019
In the manufacturing sector the integration of manufacturing technologies has recently been intensified to achieve synergetic effects, expand product life times and enhance the efficiency of the technology. To take up this research focus, in this thesis an application-oriented and KPI-based method is developed enabling the identification, evaluation and selection of robust concepts in the context of manufacturing technology integration. The method is addressed primarily to machine tool manufacturers who are involved in the hybridization of conventional manufacturing systems. The core of this method is based on a workpiece-centered approach derived from Systems Engineering that qualifies development engineers to elaborate technology concepts meeting the requirements. In order to support the product development process during the concept phase and to minimize iterations, the developed approach considers the interdependencies and interactions resulting from the combination of manufacturing technologies into an integrated manufacturing system. For practical application, the process is oriented towards a property-based system model and is characterized through a consistent and general procedure model. As a result of the research process, a development guideline is provided which takes into account the interactions within the scope of concept synthesis and facilitates a step-by-step achievement of objectives. Thus, the method provides a decisive contribution to control and master the increasing system complexity preventively and proactively. The demand for a systematic method that considers all essential influencing factors is met with this PhD thesis.