The research activities concerning the theme of “Design to Cost” concern the development of analytical cost models for manufacturing cost estimation of products, as well as the definition of rules for good design (cost-oriented). Methods for the formalization of the knowledge necessary for the definition of processing cycles are also developed.
Below are some examples of rules concerning cost models for cost estimation.
Rules for defining a sheet metal stamping process.
Holistic Should-Cost approach implemented within an industrial reality.
Software platform to support asset configuration for Total Cost of Ownership.
The activities are carried out in the Virtual Prototyping laboratory