concurrent engineering


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concurrent engineering

[kən¦kər·ənt ‚en·jə′nir·iŋ]
(engineering)
The simultaneous design of products and related processes, including all product life-cycle aspects such as manufacturing, assembly, test, support, disposal, and recycling.
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Concurrent engineering is a widely used term and anyone who appreciates motherhood and apple pie will surely claim to practice it in their design process.
performs some form of concurrent engineering with about 80% of its major customers.
The Lucas Concurrent Engineering software suite will initially include QFD (quality function deployment), Con Con (concept convergence), Lucas DFA (design for assembly with poke yoke and graphic assembly diagram), MA (manufacturing analysis), FMEA (failure mode and effects analysis -- AIAG standard) and DTC (design to target cost) modules.
2~|center dot~D) has been developed to address this problem of process and product design in a concurrent engineering context.
The solution was three-way concurrent engineering of part design to be sure nearly identical covers could be made by both thermoforming and injection molding.
The most advanced plant design environment available, SmartPlant 3D offers concurrent engineering, real-time clash detection and integration with SmartPlant as well as other software and systems.
This partnership is consistent with Siemens Nixdorf's overall concurrent engineering strategy of cooperation with 'Best in Class' partners, which aims at bringing the industry's leading edge systems and software vendors together to solve engineering and manufacturing problems," said Herbert Koepplinger, Marketing Director of Concurrent Engineering in Siemens Nixdorf's Engineering Software business unit.
15 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Land Systems Division was recently named as one of four finalists in the 1993 Concurrent Engineering Award program cosponsored by Machine Design magazine and Structural Dynamics Research Corporation (SDRC), an international supplier of mechanical design automation software.
The design of harnesses in complex electromechanical platforms such as automobiles, aircraft and trains requires tight collaboration between the mechanical and electrical CAD applications to reduce the design time, support concurrent engineering and increase design quality.
Our near-term objective is to complete development and productization of our leading-edge CACE/DMS software for management of the entire concurrent engineering design and development process.
Through our strong partnerships worldwide, we've developed a great deal of concurrent engineering consulting expertise," stated Bud Suse, Mentor Graphics major accounts manager.

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