Jian(John) Dong, University of Connecticut
Hamid R. Parsaei, University of Louisville
Anup Kumar, University of Louisville
The primary objective of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) is to develop high quality products and to bring them to the competitive global marketplace at a lower price and in significantly less time. As technological tasks in manufacturing environment have become progressively complicated, today’s designers are faced not only with complexity of product design but also with a constantly increasing requirements for manufacturability, assemblability, etc.. Manufacturing decisions should be made early in the product development cycle ...