THE ANNALS OF “DUNĂREA DE JOS” UNIVERSITY OF GALAŢI
FASCICLE V, TECHNOLOGIES IN MACHINE BUILDING,
ISSN 1221- 4566, 2009
QFD IMPLEMENTATION IN MANUFACTURING PROCESS
OF A CAST PART
Florin Buruiana, Florin Susac, Mihaela Banu,
Alexandru Epureanu, Alice Buruiana
“Dunarea de Jos” University of Galati, Manufacturing Science and Engineering Department email: Florin.Buruiana@ugal.ro
Casting is a very flexible technological process which can be used in gross production for a very wide range of parts for automotive industry, aircraft industry and ship-building industry. Improving the casting process is of a great importance for researchers and engineers, because, by this process, can be manufactured very complex parts having very high engineering characteristics which cannot be obtained by other processes. Quality planning of each process represents an important activity in assuring the unimproved quality of the final products. QFD (Quality Function Deployment) is an important tool in production planning, which starts with identifying the customer requirements and prioritization of the steps to be achieved in getting the desired demands. QFD method is recommended to be used for strategic deployment of the aims which refer to product and company market, starting with conceiving phase and analyzing its behaviour on the consuming market.
This paper presents a route of QFD implementation for products manufactured by casting . Due to QFD mechanism itself, there will be returned a product designed with modified characteristics that concern the customer requirements. KEYWORDS: QFD, casting, engineering characteristics, efficiency, customer requirements.
Casting is the most used method for
transforming raw materials to final components.
Casting process provides the possibility to
manufacture near-net-shape castings with high quality
level and dimensional accuracy [1, 2].
In automotive industry, hundreds of thousands
of engine blocks...
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