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Improving product design through knowledge management in aerospace manufacturing lifecycle

Improving product design through knowledge management in aerospace manufacturing lifecycle

El Souri, Mohammed, Gao, James ORCID: 0000-0001-5625-3654, Owodunni, Oladele, Simmonds, Clive and Martin, Nick (2018) Improving product design through knowledge management in aerospace manufacturing lifecycle. In: Advances in Manufacfturing Technology XXXII. Advances in Transdisciplinary Engineering, 8 . IOS, pp. 197-202. ISBN 978-1-61499-901-0 ISSN 2352-751X (Print), 2352-7528 (Online) (doi:

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Product design in the aerospace manufacturing lifecycle requires the management of micro and macro levels of information streams within the product lifecycle management (PLM) systems. However, PLM information streams require access to data often overwhelmingly large and complex and need organising to make the best of it toward improving product design specifications. In order to make a direct connection between the information relayed from the manufacturing processes (such as in the event of defects) and any subsequent relevant knowledge, knowledge management approach is applied through the approaches related to data, information and knowledge structuring in order to be used to improve the product design specifications and ultimately reduce defects. This project investigates the use of various data from PLM systems within a Large UK based Aerospace Manufacturing Company BAE Systems Electronic Systems, in order to connect the information streams related to manufacturing defects to product design activities towards a better facilitation of Design for Manufacturing (DFM) for the use of design engineers. The approach is further evaluated and developed into a working ICT tool at the collaborating company using case studies on real components used within their facility.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Advances in Manufacfturing Technology XXXII
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge Management, Design for Manufacture, High Value Manufacturing, Product Lifecycle Management
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
Faculty of Engineering & Science > Engineering Design in Practice
Faculty of Engineering & Science > School of Engineering (ENG)
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2020 23:35

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