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Alvey 'Design to Product' Demonstrator Project, IEE Colloquium on

Date 16 Mar 1990

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  • Integration infrastructure [DtoP project]

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):2/1 - 2/3
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    The design to product (DtoP) architecture is built around a central store of product information. The effective operation of DtoP requires that the information it contains is always up to date and accurate. Consequently it is vital that the maintenance of this central store is carefully managed and controlled. The information is accessed by a collection of software tools chosen to suit an applicat... View full abstract»

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  • Information management and product description

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):3/1 - 3/3
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    Data is passed round the design to product (DtoP) system in the form of data objects. Each object will have a unique system name, belong to a class, contain a number of attributes and may have an attached contents file. A user readable name can be constructed from the attributes. The three main system programs concerned with the handling of data objects are the information management system, the o... View full abstract»

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  • The Lucas manufacturing environment

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):9/1 - 9/2
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    The Alvey design to product demonstrator project was carried out at the advanced manufacturing development site of Lucas Diesel Systems at their Gillingham business park factory. After Lucas successful application to become the design to product demonstrator, it was decided that the Gillingham business park site would provide the necessary manufacturing environment required for the project. The ar... View full abstract»

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  • The Alvey `design to product' demonstrator project: a user's view

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):11/1 - 11/3
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (144 KB)

    The paper describes the user's view of design to product (DtoP). The term `user' is applied to both an organisation using DtoP software for the purposes of demonstration and to the individual engineer interacting with the system at the workstation. It describes both the application-building work undertaken at the demonstration site and reports the limited individual use made of the system. Some ob... View full abstract»

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  • The Edinburgh Designer System

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):4/1 - 4/3
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    The Edinburgh Designer System (EDS) is a program intended to provide intelligent support to people engaged in design activities. In supporting the design activity it clearly makes sense to let the program deal with what computers do best while leaving the designer to get on with what (s)he is clearly more capable of. To this end EDS provides support in the generating, recording, and organising of ... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Colloquium on `The Alvey `Design to Product' Demonstrator Project' (Digest no.119)

    Publication Year: 1990
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    The following topics were dealt with: design to product Alvey large scale demonstrator; integration infrastructure; information management and product description; Edinburgh designer system; Loughborough University Manufacturing Planner; generation of assembly data tool; solid modelling and its applications in DtoP; interfacing third party design and manufacturing support tools; Lucas manufacturin... View full abstract»

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  • Loughborough University Manufacturing Planner

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):5/1 - 5/4
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    The Loughborough University Manufacturing Planner (LUMP) is a computer aided process planning system based on advanced techniques; its architecture is unique. The incorporation of a rating system where the basic information is rated according to confidence or credibility encourages the exploration of the most promising sets of plans but does not precule exploration of other avenues when appropriat... View full abstract»

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  • The `design to product' Alvey large scale demonstrator

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):1/1 - 1/5
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    As part of the UK government Alvey programme a number of large-scale demonstrators were funded, one of which was the design to product (DtoP) project. Design to Product has been assessing and applying advanced techniques in information technology to computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) with the intention of pathfinding the requirements for the next generation of computer integrated manufacturin... View full abstract»

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  • Problems of designing task-based user interfaces for large-scale CIM systems

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):10/1 - 10/4
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (220 KB)

    The research discussed stems from work undertaken within the Alvey research programme in the United Kingdom. The project, design to product (DtoP), was a large scale demonstrator project, whose purpose was to design an innovative, integrated AI-based system covering the design to manufacture process for a complex, mechanical, precision-engineered component. There are a number of major tools in the... View full abstract»

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  • Interfacing third party design and manufacturing support tools

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):8/1 - 8/5
    IEEE is not the copyright holder of this material | Click to expandAbstract | PDF file iconPDF (204 KB)

    Addresses one significant element in the successful exploitation of the Alvey design to product large scale demonstrator system (DtoP). That is, a method for the high level integration of DtoP with a company's existing design, manufacturing and in-service support software tools. It describes a prototype general purpose interface which allows a DtoP user to access a 3rd party design analysis tool w... View full abstract»

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  • Solid modelling and its application in DtoP

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):7/1 - 7/3
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    Describes the solid modelling engine (SME), a multi-modeller engine developed at Leeds University. The role of SME in a design to product (DtoP) system is to act as a geometry server. Given well specified input data, the SME performs geometric computations and returns well specified output data. It makes no external calls to other DtoP tools and is therefore completely independent of them View full abstract»

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  • The generation of assembly data tool

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):6/1 - 6/3
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    Describes the generation of assembly data or GOAD tool that has been developed by the GEC-Marconi Research Centre on the Alvey design to product (DtoP) project. GOAD is integrated into the DtoP system and carries out the assembly process planning activity. The main task of the GOAD tool is to use the product description defined in the designer system to generate the assembly cell program and other... View full abstract»

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