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Product Development A Structured Approach to Consumer Product Development, Design, and Manufacture

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ISBN-10: 0750683090

ISBN-13: 9780750683098

Edition: 2008

Authors: Anil Mital, Anoop Desai, Anand Subramanian, Aashi Mital

List price: $91.95
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Design and manufacture of new products has always been a team effort; but lately the team has been expanding. No longer can companies afford to keep the product design team working in isolation from the production and manufacturing team, not to mention the financial and accounting team For today?s product development team has to comprise an integrated group of professionals working from the very beginning of new product planning on through design creation and design review and then on to manufacturing planning and cost accounting. Even when a product is conceived and goes into preliminary design, thought must be given to how easily or not it will be manufactured, how difficult or not it will be to assemble and disassemble for the end-use-customer and how much it will cost in materials, production and maintenance. This new book will guide both engineering professionals as well as graduate level students in mechanical and industrial engineering and general manufacturing management in how to develop such a holistic, integrated team approach to product development. Written by leading academic authorities?who also have extensive industrial experience?this instructional reference work can be used in the traditional classroom, in professional continuing education courses or for self-study. First text/reference to cover product development from initial product concept and engineering design to design specs, manufacturability and product marketing Reviews the precepts of Product design in a step-by-step structured process Helps the reader to understand the connection between initial design and interim and final design, including design review and materials selection Offers insight into roles played by product functionality, ease-of?assembly, maintenance and durability, and their interaction with cost estimation and manufacturability
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Book details

List price: $91.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books
Publication date: 2/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 448
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.486

Anil Mital is Professor of Manufacturing Design and Engineering at the University of Cincinnati. He is also the former Professor and Director of Industrial Engineering and a Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Mital is the founding Editor-in- Chief Emeritus of Elsevier's International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics and is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Industrial Engineering - Theory, Applications, and Practice. Dr. Mital has authored and coauthored nearly 500 publications, including 200 journal articles and 23 books. He has made over 200 technical presentations in various parts of the world. He frequently conducts seminars in different countries on a wide range of topics, such as work design, engineering economy, facilities planning, human-centered manufacturing, ergo- nomics, and product design. Dr. Mital is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES). He also is a recipient of IIE's David F. Baker Distinguished Research Award, HFES's Paul M. Fitts Educational Award, and the Society of Automotive Engineers' Ralph Teetor Educational Award. Dr. Mital has been recog- nized by the Engineering Economy Division of IIE through its Eugene Grant Award and by the Society of Work Sciences through its M. M. Ayoub Award.

The Manufacturing Enterprise Wheel
Developing Successful Products
Product Design: Structure and Process
Design Review: Designing to Ensure Quality
Consideration of Materials
Selection of Manufacturing Processes and Design Considerations
Designing for Assembly/Disassembly
Designing for Maintenance
Consideration of Usability
Designing for Functionality
Manufacturing Cost Estimation
Assessing the Market Demand
Preliminary Design for the Manufacturing Facility