Simultaneous polymer processing.

Pagalday, S., 1996. Simultaneous polymer processing. MPhil, Nottingham Trent University.

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A review of recent literature and current knowledge on the implementation of Concurrent Engineering (CE) philosophy within the plastics industry has been presented.

Concurrent Engineering covers many aspects of design and manufacture, and its successful implementation depends to a great extent on an individual manager's ability to identify the necessary tools to satisfy the company's particular needs.

The research has focused on the widely used extrusion moulding process, where manufacturers deal with demands for high levels of quality, short production lead times and small lot delivery schedules.

A range of software packages are currently available all of which contribute to the creation of a Concurrent Engineering environment, and a selection of these has been analysed by the author. The packages currently available are mainly stand-alone packages, used in isolation, whose outcomes are not being interrelated. A study of current Electronic Data Exchange Systems has revealed that some software packages could be effectively linked and incorporated into a broader manufacturing system offering more integral solutions to meet customers demands.

In order to generate an integrated System for the design and manufacture of extruder components which would contribute to the implementation of a CE environment within the extruder components plastics industry, an integration of selected software packages to optimise the Design and Manufacture of Plasticating Screw Extruders was carried out, as a basis to the feasibility of Computer Aided Systems integration.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Pagalday, S.
Date: 1996
ISBN: 9781369317114
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: Jeremy Silvester
Date Added: 01 Oct 2020 12:58
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2023 10:10

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