Manufacturing enterprises are facing a competitive challenge. This paper proposes the use of a value chain based approach to support the modelling and simulation of manufacturing enterprise processes. The aim is to help experts to make relevant decisions on product design and/or product manufacturing process planning. This decision tool is based on the… (More)
In preliminary design phase the integration of the economic constraints of a product is a hard engineering work since there is a real lack of dedicated tools. This article illustrates a specification software solution method making it possible to meet this need, applied to the micro-electronic field.
The paper deals with the Computer-Aided Tolerancing and Product Data Management. It is especially focus on data and knowledge management system to support and improve the tolerancing tasks in product development process. The first part of the paper introduces an overview about the recent developments related to tolerancing supports and data management… (More)