In this paper, a neuro computing approach for integrating design and manufacturing engineering is developed. Products and components have been traditionally designed without considering constraints imposed by a manufacturing system. With the introduction of concurrent engineering, design and manufacturing engineering are viewed as an integrated area. A three layer neural network that integrates several manufacturing functions is constructed for designing a cellular manufacturing system. The neuro computing system proposed provides a designer with the desired features that meet the current manufacturing constraints for design of a new component. The proposed methodology overcomes the typical limitations of neutral networks such as the internal representation and training problem, and proves to be appropriate for concurrent engineering.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Strategy and Management
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering