University-Industry Cooperation for Effective Education and Research in CAD/CAM

by Taylan Altan, The Ohio State Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: University Programs in Computer-Aided Engineering, Design, and Manufacturing


It is well known that, for successful conception, manufacture, and marketing of a new product, design and manufacturing activities must be closely coordinated. Decisions made at the design stage, where relatively little engineering effort and costs are involved, directly influence the costs and efforts associated with manufacturing, assembly, distribution, maintenance, and the life cycle of a product. This observation is made and accepted by nearly everyone that is involved in design, manufacturing, and engineering activities. Most industry and some academic observers would also agree that design and manufacturing education and research, computer-aided or otherwise, would benefit from industry-university cooperation. This paper will attempt to contribute to the debate on how this cooperation may be improved and what options are available to achieve some of the suggested improvements.

Subject Headings: Manufacturing | Engineering education | Computer aided design | Industries | Colleges and universities | Industrial facilities | Education

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