Producibility Element Highlighted:
Employ Producibility Design Guidelines
Computing Devices International (General Dynamics Information Systems) is in the process of developing mechanical design guidelines. The guidelines resulted from a TQMP (Total Quality Management Process) recommendation for reducing the number of mechanical design errors (engineering change orders) and to produce more consistent design quality. The document enables mechanical engineers to do-it-right-the-first-time. It is a
formal framework for a disciplined design process as well as a training curriculum for new engineers and a method to enhance design reviews and to document corporate knowledge. A sample of key sections are: Design Process;
Aerospace Specifications and Standards; Component/Material Selection; Human Factors; Mechanical Tolerancing; Product Assurance; Reliability and Maintainability; PCB Design and Documentation; Thermal; Structural; Manual and
Automated Assembly; Electromagnetic Interference/Radio Frequency Interference; Mechanical Computer-Aided Design; Test; and Finishes.
New sections can be added to cover other necessary topics. Sections are authored by field experts and reviewed by peers, managers, and consultants. Revisions are made the third quarter of each year following a training session for new mechanical engineers.