Framework of DFM Intelligent System for Automotive Body Panel Design 1999-01-1025
Design for Manufacture has been applied within the automotive industry. However, high-quality and low cost of production has not been achieved. A preliminary methodology has been established to prevent losing time and cost of production. A structural system has been constructed to provide all aspects of the design that are needed to enable manufacture on the shop floor. This system is aimed at providing advice on the manufacturability at an early stage of the design. It is the intention of this paper to present a preliminary methodology and the benefit of the system will be outline. This research is being carried out at Coventry University and funded by late Mr. Wagimin Suhargianto in Indonesia.