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Adapting Design, Manufacture And Procurement To Quantity
Author(s): Richard F. Weeks
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Paper Abstract

Those of us who design things like to believe that the goal of design engineering is to produce the best product for a given cost. Others, less enlightened, might imply that our goal is to design an acceptable product at the lowest cost. However we approach it, few would disagree that cost/performance trade-offs play a crucial role in design engineering. We will explore how production quantity affects these trade-offs and thus the way we go about designing, specifying, purchasing and/or manufacturing optics.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 December 1983
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0406, Optical Specifications: Components and Systems, (9 December 1983); doi: 10.1117/12.935668
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Richard F. Weeks, Richard F. Weeks Associates, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0406:
Optical Specifications: Components and Systems
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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