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Current Trends in Product Development
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Machine Design (Dept.).
2016 (English)In: Procedia CIRP, Elsevier, 2016, 378-383 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This paper will summarize the authors' experience over the last decades, from new methods developed and used within Product Development, as well as current trends. Hence a general and broad overview is presented, rather than recent research results. Driving forces in PD are: Technology, Market and Society. Ecological, economic and social sustainability require recycling, reuse, energy conservation and new business concepts. Customization is carried out by modular architecture, combining customer specific products with volume production of components and sub-systems. PD integrates "hard" properties (engineering), with "soft" properties (industrial design). Fundamental PD characteristics are: Iteration, Integration (technical and organizational), and Innovation. Globally distributed industrial partners co-operate using Internet. Iteration: process loops are speeded up by modeling/simulation, virtual prototyping and additive manufacturing. Structured PD: Initial specification of "what"-functional requirements, then "how"-generation of design solutions. Interdependencies analysis is important to simplify the product's structure. The V-model for specification and verification is commonly used. A 3-stage industrial process separates strategy, core technology development, and product design for market introduction.

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Elsevier, 2016. 378-383 p.
Procedia CIRP, ISSN 2212-8271 ; 50
Keyword [en]
Engineering design, Industrial design, Life cycle, Product development, Sustainability, Virtual prototyping, Commerce, Design, Iterative methods, Specifications, Sustainable development, Functional requirement, Industrial processs, Interdependencies analysis, Market introduction, Modular architectures, Social sustainability, Specification and verification, Product design
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Mechanical Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-194610DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2016.05.088ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84986538295OAI: diva2:1043907
26th CIRP Design Conference, 2016 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm Sweden 15 June 2016 through 17 June 2016

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Available from: 2016-11-01 Created: 2016-10-31 Last updated: 2016-12-14Bibliographically approved

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