Quality Improvement in the Design of Mechanical Systems
DS 30: Proceedings of DESIGN 2002, the 7th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik
Editor: Marjanovic D.
Author: Fargnoli, M.; Pighini, U.
Section: Multidisciplinary aspects of design
Quality in product development moved gradually from the end of a product’s development process to its beginning, thus involving quickly and totally all its phases and pointed out the great liability of the Design activities on product’s quality level. The study carried out is an attempt to find the right trend to follow to pursue improvements in design activity throughout Methodical Design Tools. So it was possible to define the way to cover, which, even in its complexity, leads to a very effective Procedure to be followed by any designer without many difficulties, which may be implemented on any Mechanical System’s design. The effectiveness of DFQ Procedure was tested on a project regarding the redesign of a tripper.
Keywords: Design For Quality, Methodical Design, Design For X, Life Cycle Analysis, Integrating Design Methodology