Proposal of a design methodology for modularity using geometric information

Keita Tonoike, Shinichi Fukushige, Yasushi Umeda

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Abstract

In these days, modular design of a product is becoming important even for environmental conscious design in order to improve, e. g., reusability, disassemblability, and recyclability. In order to derive a feasible module structure, not only environmental aspects but also geometric information bears important roles. This paper presents a modular design methodology for life cycle engineering that proposes module structure by using information on geometry and product life cycle. The case study of an inkjet printer revealed that the derived modular structure satisfies the various demands from product life cycle with keeping the geometric consistency.

Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes
Event4th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2007 - Fukuoka, Japan
Duration: 2007 Nov 72007 Nov 9

Other

Other4th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2007
CountryJapan
CityFukuoka
Period07/11/707/11/9

Keywords

  • Design for Environment
  • Geometry
  • Life Cycle Option
  • Modular Design
  • SOM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Tonoike, K., Fukushige, S., & Umeda, Y. (2007). Proposal of a design methodology for modularity using geometric information. Paper presented at 4th International Conference on Leading Edge Manufacturing in 21st Century, LEM 2007, Fukuoka, Japan.