Product modularization for parts reuse in inverse manufacturing

Citation
F. Kimura et al., Product modularization for parts reuse in inverse manufacturing, CIRP ANN-M, 50(1), 2001, pp. 89-92
Citations number
15
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Mechanical Engineering
Journal title
CIRP ANNALS-MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
Volume
50
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
89 - 92
Database
ISI
SICI code
Abstract
For reducing environmental burden of industrial products, it is mandatory t o rationalize product design and to achieve a closed loop product life cycl e by use of comprehensive parts reuse and recycling. It is difficult to int roduce parts reuse based on conventional product structure, and appropriate product modularization is necessary to efficiently manage a closed loop pr oduct life cycle. A new product modularization strategy is proposed across a family of products and successive generation of products, based on produc t functionality, product commonality and life cycle similarity. Car air-con ditioners are examined for the validity of the proposed method.