A successful engineer and entrepreneur shares his secrets for producing consistently superior designs at substantial cost savings. Minimum constraint design (MinCD) is a new systematic design strategy that yields major cost reductions and greatly improves the reliability of manufactured mechanisms. For the first time, this practical reference provides the "how-to-do-it" information you need to put this powerful design tool to work right away -- no matter what your level of training or experience. Based upon the author's extensive experience in product design, this timely book clearly explains the advantages of MinCD and tells you how to create better, more cost-efficient product designs using readily available commercial components.
Packed with original ideas, design tips, helpful examples, and references - including directories of component vendors - this unique blend of practical and theoretical knowledge will revolutionize the way you work.
Part 1 - Minimum Constraint Design (MinCD), Semi-MinCD, and Redundant Constraint Design (RedCD)
Degrees of Constraint
Kinds of Constraint
Part 2 - Designing with Commercial Components
Part 3 - Topics in Design Engineering
Designing with Uncommon Manufacturing Processes
Optimum Level of Mechanization and Automation
Selecting Power Forms
Electrical and Mechanical Technologies: Competition and Cooperation
References and Bibliography
Author: Lawrence J. Kamm
Publisher: SAE International
Specs: Published by SAE International with a Product Code of R-135, ISBN of 978-1-56091-409-9, and 250 pages in a softbound binding.