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Product Manufacturing and Cost Estimating using CAD/CAE

Book Description

This is the second part of a four part series that covers discussion of computer design tools throughout the design process. Through this book, the reader will...

  • ...understand basic design principles and all digital design paradigms.
  • ...understand CAD/CAE/CAM tools available for various design related tasks.
  • ...understand how to put an integrated system together to conduct All Digital Design (ADD).
  • ...understand industrial practices in employing ADD and tools for product development.


        Provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of essential elements for product manufacturing and cost estimating using the computer aided engineering paradigm

        Covers CAD/CAE in virtual manufacturing, tool path generation, rapid prototyping, and cost estimating; each chapter includes both analytical methods and computer-aided design methods, reflecting the use of modern computational tools in engineering design and practice

        A case study and tutorial example at the end of each chapter provides hands-on practice in implementing off-the-shelf computer design tools

        Provides two projects at the end of the book showing the use of Pro/ENGINEER® and SolidWorks® to implement concepts discussed in the book

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. Dedications
  6. Preface
  7. About the Author
  8. About the Cover
  9. Acknowledgements
  10. Chapter 1. Introduction to e-Design
    1. 1.1 Introduction
    2. 1.2 The e-Design Paradigm
    3. 1.3 Virtual Prototyping
    4. 1.4 Physical Prototyping
    5. 1.5 Example: Simple Airplane Engine
    6. 1.6 Example: High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle
    7. 1.7 Summary
    8. Questions and Exercises
    9. References
    10. Sources
  11. Chapter 2. Virtual Machining
    1. 2.1 Introduction
    2. 2.2 NC Part Programming
    3. 2.3 Virtual Machining Simulations
    4. 2.4 Practical Aspects in CNC Machining
    5. 2.5 Commercial Machining Simulation Software
    6. 2.6 Case Study and Tutorial Examples
    7. 2.7 Summary
    8. Questions and Exercises
    9. References
    10. Appendix A Sample Address Codes
    11. Appendix B Sample G- and M-Codes
    12. Appendix C HAAS Mini-Mill
  12. Chapter 3. Toolpath Generation
    1. 3.1 Introduction
    2. 3.2 Inclined Flat Surface
    3. 3.3 Ruled Surface
    4. 3.4 Cylindrical Surface of Bézier Curve
    5. 3.5 Summary
    6. Questions and Exercises
    7. References
  13. Chapter 4. Sheet Metal Forming Simulation
    1. 4.1 Introduction
    2. 4.2 Fundamentals of Sheet Metal Forming
    3. 4.3 Process Planning and Tooling Design
    4. 4.4 Commercial Forming Simulation Software
    5. 4.5 Case Studies
    6. 4.6 Summary
    7. Questions and Exercises
    8. References
  14. Chapter 5. Rapid Prototyping
    1. 5.1 Introduction
    2. 5.2 RP Process and Tutorial Example
    3. 5.3 Rapid Prototyping Systems
    4. 5.4 Advanced RP Systems
    5. 5.5 Rapid Prototyping Applications
    6. 5.6 Case Study: RP for Complex Assembly
    7. 5.7 Summary
    8. Questions and Exercises
    9. References
  15. Chapter 6. Product Cost Estimating
    1. 6.1 Introduction
    2. 6.2 Fundamentals of Cost Analysis
    3. 6.3 Manufacturing Cost Models
    4. 6.4 Commercial Software for the Cost Estimate
    5. 6.5 Case Studies
    6. 6.6 Summary
    7. Questions and Exercises
    8. References
    9. Appendix A Calculations of Material Removed for Standard Features
  16. Project S4: Machining Simulation Using CAMWorks
    1. S4.1 Introduction to CAMWorks
    2. S4.2 Machining a Simple Plate
    3. S4.3 Machining a Freeform Surface
    4. S4.4 Multiaxis Surface Milling
    5. Exercises
  17. Project P4: Machining Simulation Using Pro/MFG
    1. P4.1 Introduction to Pro/MFG
    2. P4.2 Profile Milling for a Simple Plate
    3. P4.3 Machining Nameplates
    4. P4.4 Machining a Freeform Surface
    5. P4.5 Multiaxis Surface Milling
    6. Exercises
  18. Project M4: Machining Simulation Using Mastercam
    1. M4.1 Introduction to Mastercam
    2. M4.2 Machining a Simple Plate
    3. M4.3 Machining Nameplate
    4. M4.4 Machining a Freeform Surface
    5. M4.5 Multiaxis Surface Milling
    6. Exercises
  19. Index