Developing an intelligent digital mock up to integrate design and manufacturing disciplines

Imelda Friel, Adelaide Marzano, Joe Butterfield

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This paper presents an approach to develop an intelligent digital mock-up (DMU) through integration of design and manufacturing disciplines to enable a better understanding of assembly related issues during design evolution. The intelligent DMU will contain tolerance information related to manufacturing capabilities so it can be used as a source for assembly simulations of realistic models to support the manufacturing decision making process within the design domain related to tolerance build ups. A literature review of the contributing research areas is presented, from which identification of the need for an intelligent DMU has been developed. The proposed methodology including the applications of cellular modelling and potential features of the intelligent DMU are presented and explained. Finally a conclusion examines the work to date and the future work to achieve an intelligent DMU.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 4 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes
Event32nd International Marketing Conference -
Duration: 2 Sep 20154 Sep 2015


Conference32nd International Marketing Conference


  • digital manufacturing
  • digital mock up
  • simulation intent


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