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Ralf Fickert

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  1. Version 1.0.0

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    As we all know, today’s increasingly competitive environment demands that manufacturing companies review, optimise and adapt their existing design processes in order to increase their competitiveness by delivering highly reliable and robust products faster and with less cost to their Customers and Markets.
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    Did you know that approximately 75% of the total manufacturing costs are already committed at the Conceptual Design phase?
  3. Did you know that approximately 75% of the total manufacturing costs are already committed at the Conceptual Design phase? Committed Manufacturing Costs by product design stage This means that product design optimisation during the conceptual design phase can optimise on 75% of the committed product manufacturing costs. If you start optimising after the end of the conceptual design phase then you can only optimise on the remaining 25% of the committed product manufacturing costs. Therefore the most effective and beneficial optimisation approach starts as early as possible within the product design process. Being able to predict product maximum variation using minimum and maximum worse case values within the conceptual design phase, and to identify and fine tune the main contributors, will dramatically decrease the expected product costs as well as increase the overall product quality. Knowing the main contributors to the maximum product variation will also help you to use larger tolerances for low impact contributors which will decrease the product costs even further. Applying optimisation at the Product Conceptual Design Phase most likely will result in the following benefits for you: Acceleration of product’s time-to-marketReduction of associated costs for design changesIncrease of product quality and robustnessAnalysis and correction of potential failures and associated risks as early as possibleIdentify and assess risks during conceptual product designAll the best, Ralf
  4. Hi Muralikrishna, first of all many thanks for participating in the poll ;-) I'm refering to any Engineering Change Notices (ECNs) / change happening after the Conceptual Design Phase - Meaning changes starting at the beginn of the Detailed Design Phase. This poll is to get a better understanding of the impact an optimisation within the Conceptual Design Phase could possible provide related to "number of design changes" / "costs of design changes". For example, if the outcome of the Conceptual Design Phase would provide a more Robust Design, etc. regards Ralf
  5. Dear All, I'm doing a poll regarding the number of "Design Changes" after the "Conceptual Design". It would be fantastic if you could answer the 2 questions of this poll for me. The voter names will not be shown. Many thanks in advance for your support and help, Ralf
  6. As we all know, today’s increasingly competitive environment demands that manufacturing companies review, optimise and adapt their existing design processes in order to increase their competitiveness by delivering highly reliable and robust products faster and with less cost to their Customers and Markets. The optimal support of the Six Sigma business-driven approaches such as: Improving processesDecrease number of defectsReducing process variabilityReducing CostsIncreasing customer satisfactioncan start in the conceptual design stage. Following the Six Sigma methodology in the conceptual design stage makes it easier for the rest of the process to operate with "Six Sigma Quality". Typical design optimisation goals Acceleration of product’s time-to-marketReduction of associated costs for design changesIncrease of product quality and robustnessAnalysis and correction of potential failures and associated risks as early as possibleIdentify and assess risks during conceptual product design Requirements on the supporting software solution Can be used in the early conceptual design stage to optimise support of the Six Sigma business-driven approachesEasy and simple to use – no specialists requiredOffers analysis and simulation tools to evaluate designs, to capture and analyse failures in the early conceptual design stages and combines geometric, mathematic, and kinematic modelling with automated variation analysis, optimisation capabilities, and GD&T simulation to help engineers apply robust design principles to their work Benefits More robust designs starting even at the conceptual design stageReduction of required design iterations and design/re-design costs through early identification and avoidance of failures, issues, costs and constraintsDecreased costs associated with design changesAcceleration of product’s time-to-marketIncreased product reliability Copyright © 2015 Ralf Fickert / Depositphotos.com
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