e-Design for Friction Stir Welding and Processing

Project status: Complete

Thrust area: New Design Paradigms and Processes

Research team: Janis Terpenny,

This project is very beneficial for acceleration of implementation of this technology. GM and Boeing agreed to lead by providing case studies from automotive and aerospace sectors. This has facilitated the build-up of case repository in the first year. The examples have also encouraged other members to provide their case studies. The project will help enterprise capture knowledge in manufacturing, utilize the relationship between different concepts and help designers making decisions.