From Project to Production

From Project to Production

The Commonwealth and International Library: Social Administration, Training Economics, and Production Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Authors: A. M. Brichta, Peter E. M. Sharp
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157467

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From Project to Production provides a detailed account of project development in industrial engineering, with emphasis on the administrative procedure along which creative effort should be channeled. This book highlights the necessity for, and the use of, the industrial designer and points out where the machine element analysis and synthesis, circuit calculations, design, and drafting fit into the general industrial pattern. This book is comprised of 11 chapters and begins with an overview of the difficulties involved producing a satisfactory guide to design and development work, along with the importance of training and the chain of command in project development. The next chapter explains how a project is conceived and considers the economic principles, development policy, engineering products, the development effort on production plant, and project implementation. The reader is methodically introduced to the rationalization of project work; engineering design, industrial design, and optimum design; and inventions, patents, and design registration. The remaining chapters focus on design realization; materials and stress analysis; development of models and prototype; and the technical activity of an engineering company. This monograph will be a useful resource for students, teachers, and practitioners of engineering.

Table of Contents


  • List of Tables, Plates and Illustrations

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    1. Introduction

    1.1. Definitions and Scope

    1.2. Engineering Training

    1.3. The Chain of Command

    1.4. Bibliography and Further Reading

    2. Conception of Development

    2.1. Economic Principles

    Philosophy

    Competition

    Accounting

    2.2. Development Policy

    Company Policy

    Management Policy

    Responsibility

    2.3. Engineering Products

    New Products

    Improvement of Product

    Product Survey

    Marketing Research

    2.4. Production Plant

    General and Special Purpose Plant

    Tooling

    Economic Factors

    2.5. Outline of Development Activity

    Evolution Stages

    Cycle

    Timing

    Development Expenditure

    Expenditure Hypothesis

    2.6. Development Program

    Responsibility

    Project Origins

    Incentives

    Cost of Project

    2.7. Implementation

    Development Committee

    Personnel

    Method

    Progress Control

    2.8. Bibliography and Further Reading

    3. Rationalization of Project Work

    3.1. Techniques

    Philosophy

    Recommended Method

    3.2. Project Inception

    Chief Development Engineers Duties

    Feasibility Study

    Sources of Information

    Research and Research Associations

    3.3. Planning and Scheduling

    Scheduling Factors

    Conditions for Optimum Scheduling

    C.P.M.

    M.O.S.T.

    P.E.R.T.

    R.A.M.P.S.

    3.4. Project Specifications

    General Data

    Information Pocket

    Project Execution Pocket

    3.5. Project Realization

    Project Engineering

    Project History

    3.6. Bibliography and Further Reading

    4. Engineering Design

    4.1. Hypothesis of Good Design

    Design and the Engineer

    Design Technique

    4.2. Design Ability

    Design Phenomenology

    Design Background

    Knowledge

    Creative Capacity

    Intuition

    4.3. Design Tasks

    Aim: Technical Objectives

    Distribution Factors

    4.4. Documentation

    Design Specification Folder

    Data

    Classification

    Distribution

    4.5. Bibliography and Further Reading

    5. Industrial Design

    5.1. The Industrial Designer

    Training

    5.2. Environment

    Facilities

    Professional Organization

    5.3. Aesthetic Influences

    Aesthetic Criteria

    Color

    Evolution of Appearance

    5.4. Related Activity

    Ergonomic Considerations

    Details

    5.5. Method of Work

    The Brief

    The Medium

    The Mock-up

    Stages of Work

    5.6. Bibliography and Further Reading

    6. Optimum Design

    6.1. Concept of Optimum Design

    Utilization

    Techniques

    Marshalling of Data

    Suggested Criteria

    6.2. Optimization

    Scope

    Grading of Factors

    Variations

    Combination

    Comparison

    Substitution

    6.3. Evaluation

    Technical Assessment

    Production Costs

    Engineering Economics

    6.4. Crystallization of Design

    Decision Making

    Search for Solutions

    The Principal Design Concept

    Problems

    Scheme Tree

    6.5. Design Scheme

    Kinematic Scheme

    Structure

    Stress Distribution

    Weight

    Material

    Energy Balance

    Proposal

    6.6. Final Shape and Appearance

    Veracity

    Stability

    Compactness

    Sleekness

    Affinity of Shape

    Surface

    Parting Lines

    Color

    6.7. Bibliography and Further Reading

    7. Inventions, Patents and Design Registration

    7.1. Patent

    History

    Patentable Inventions

    A Patent or a Secret? Technological Factors

    7.2. Ownership

    Procedure for Application

    Additions to Patents

    Sample Specification

    Avoiding Infringement

    7.3. Design, Copyright and Registration

    Copyright

    Design Registration

    British Registered Designs Act, 1949

    Limitation of Existing Law in Great Britain

    7.4. Bibliography and Further Reading

    8. Design Realization

    8.1. The Drawing Office

    Environment

    Displays

    Filing System

    Training

    The Chief Draughtsman

    The Chief Design Engineer

    8.2. Drafting

    Standards

    The Drawing

    Layouts and General Arrangement

    Power Supply

    Proprietary Accessories

    Detail and Assembly Drawings

    Routine Work

    Checking

    8.3. Safety and Factory Inspection

    8.4. Bibliography and Further Reading

    9. Material and Stress Analysis

    9.1. Analytical Methods

    Stressing

    Safety Factors

    9.2. Experimental Methods

    Applicability

    Gauging Methods

    9.3. Fatigue Failures

    Phenomena

    Characteristics

    Causes and Location

    9.4. Microscopical Metallography

    Method

    Micrographs

    9.5. Bibliography and Further Reading

    10. Models and Prototype

    10.1. Model Making

    Models and Designs

    Model Work

    10.2. Prototype Work

    Processing

    Progress Check

    Completion

    Prototype Trials

    10.3. Development Workshop

    Organization

    Engineering Section

    Project Enclosure

    10.4. Project Conclusion

    Elimination of Defects

    Production Planning

    Plant Installation

    10.5. Bibliography and Further Reading

    11. Launching a Product

    11.1. Production Engineering

    Activity

    Production Organization

    11.2. Work Study

    Activity Sampling

    Method Study

    P.M.T.S.

    Operational Research

    11.3. Manufacture

    Buying Specifications

    Quality Control

    Packaging

    Installation Instructions

    11.4. Marketing

    Publicity Aspects

    Technical Articles

    Advance Leaflet

    Sales Brochure

    Maintenance Handbook

    Servicing

    Launching

    11.5. Bibliography and Further Reading

    Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483157467

About the Authors

A. M. Brichta

Peter E. M. Sharp

About the Editors

R Brown

G. Chandler

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Canberra, Australia

W. A. Davis

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