Methodical Support for the New Development of Cyber-Physical Product Families

DS 116: Proceedings of the DESIGN2022 17th International Design Conference

Year: 2022
Editor: Mario Štorga, Stanko Škec, Tomislav Martinec, Dorian Marjanović
Author: Jan K
Series: DESIGN
Institution: Hamburg University of Technology, Germany
Section: Design Support Tools and Methods
Page(s): 495-504
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ISSN: 2732-527X (Online)


The new development of cyber-physical product families currently lacks a methodically supported modularisation approach. This paper provides an approach for module-based mechatronic development, which provides design for future product variety. The state of the art in terms of mechatronic system design and modular product architecture design is presented. A modified V-model is then shown that integrates initial product architecture design and life phase modularisation. The method is applied and evaluated for the development of product family generations of robot units in a teaching course.

Keywords: product families, modularisation, mechatronics, cyber-physical systems, design for x (DfX)

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