Optimizing Manufacturing Processes for Defence and Aerospace Products13 July 2012 by General Dynamics Canada
The manufacturing of electronic components offers defense organizations the last opportunity to ensure a product meets specified quality and operating standards. Once it leaves the manufacturing floor and moves to system integration, any defects or deficiencies will affect overall system performance, the capabilities of the platform itself and, potentially, personnel safety.
But even though manufacturing is the last step in the product development process, it should be one of the first considerations. Manufacturing quality requirements should factor into product definition and should be carefully adhered to when a component moves from the engineering table to the assembly line floor.
Therefore, specifications should go beyond where and how the product will be manufactured and the overall manufacturing cost. Consideration should be given to how well the manufacturing process is aligned and integrated with product development and engineering processes, and the rigor or thoroughness of the product test structure needed to meet reliability requirements.
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Optimizing Manufacturing Processes for Defence and Aerospace Products