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Cost reduction study of automotive part using DFA method headlamp

Farhan, Ab Razak (2010) Cost reduction study of automotive part using DFA method headlamp. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang.


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The ability to produce new product design with features such as a lower cost, higher quality than the original product is a key factor in meeting the market demand. Design for Assembly (DFA) has been widely used in industry and has produced many successes. Some of the methods known in the DFA industry now are the Boothroyd- Dewhurst DFA method, Hitachi assemblability analysis method (AEM) and the Lucas DFA-Hull method. With these well-known methods, many important changes and developments carried out either manually or through the automatic assembly. The goals of this project are to analyse existing headlamp using Boothroyd-Dewhurst DFA and Hitachi Assemblability Evaluation Method (AEM) in terms of assembly time, assembly cost and assembly efficiency. The headlamp that has been used in this project is a Saga BLM headlamp. The original headlamp and proposed headlamp design have been compared between each other’s and the best result is the proposed design which has the lowest assembly time, lowest assembly cost and highest percentage of design efficiency that is the third proposed design headlamp for each method.

Item Type: Undergraduates Project Papers
Uncontrolled Keywords: Assembly-line methods, Production engineering, Automobiles -- Parts
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Syed Mohd Faiz
Date Deposited: 03 Aug 2011 03:17
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2015 07:51
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