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PSS for Functional Offering of Automotive Fixtures using Knowledge Enabled Engineering Techniques
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering. Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. (MSPI)
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the automotive industry, the configuration of the fixture setups is an important process before production begins. However, the process is time-consuming and repetitive, which means that it takes a vast workload and tedious manual work, and relies on experts. This issue consumes a great deal of engineers’ time, wastes companies’ resources, and hence lowers the efficiency of relevant companies.

The purpose of this study is to address the problem in how to find a way to make the current fixture-setup configuration work more effectively. Through the theory of knowledge-based engineering (KBE) and with the help of 3D-solid Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Object Oriented Programming (OOP), a model is designed to help automate the process of fixture configuration. The goal of the model is to help the companies improve their configuration efficiency to create more value to the company and society.

This thesis explores how to implement KBE with 3D-CAD and OOP to reach the final purpose of the study; explain to you what is KBE and why to choose KBE to conduct. By taking the KBE-conceptualized model as a carrier, it also explores the practicability of integration of KBE, 3D-CAD, and OOP. This thesis reports on the model which shows the Knowledge-based element of each action as well as a SWOT analysis of the entire model.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
Knowledge-based Engineering, 3D solid Computer Aided Design, Object Oriented Programming, Automation, Sustainability, Product/Service-System
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-11880OAI: diva2:926588
External cooperation
Holje Mekaniska Produktion AB
Subject / course
MT2540 Master's Thesis (120 credits) in Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation
Educational program
MTAPT Master of Science in Sustainable Product-Service System Innovation
Available from: 2016-05-09 Created: 2016-05-09 Last updated: 2016-05-09Bibliographically approved

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