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DFE workbench: a CAD integrated DFE tool
Author(s): Elena Man; Juan Enrique Diez-Campo; Thomas Roche
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Paper Abstract

Because of the emergent legislation (e.g. WEEE and EOLV), environmental standards (e.g. ISO 14000) and a shift in consumer opinion toward environmentally superior products, there is an increased need for CAD integrated Design for Environment tools to assist the designer in the development of environmentally superior products (ESP). Implementing Design for the Environment practices is an extremely effective strategy, as it is widely believed that 95% of development costs are determined at this stage. Many methodologies and tools have been developed to perform environmental analysis; however, many existing methodologies are inadequately integrated in the design process. This paper addresses these problems and presents a CAD integrated DFE tool that has been under development in the authors' institutes for the last number of years.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 February 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4569, Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II, (11 February 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.455268
Show Author Affiliations
Elena Man, National Univ. of Ireland/Galway (Ireland)
Juan Enrique Diez-Campo, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Ireland)
Thomas Roche, Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (Ireland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4569:
Environmentally Conscious Manufacturing II
Surendra M. Gupta, Editor(s)

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