Accession Number : ADA332626

Title :   Stereolithography: Equipping the Integrated Product Team

Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION AND MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL

Personal Author(s) : Derrick, C. ; Lasater, Matthew P.

PDF Url : ADA332626

Report Date : NOV 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : During the Government's attempts to streamline the acquisition process, several new concepts and ideologies have emerged. It was apparent that producing an affordable system meant designing with production in mind. To accomplish the, the producers and manufacturers had to be involved early in the life cycle, working hand in hand with the designers. In this report, we will focus on the specific asset, Stereolothography (SL), and its application within the Enhanced Fiber Optic Guided Missile (EFOGM) Seeker Integrated Product Team (IPT). The benefits derived by the EFOCM Seeker IPT, a rapid prototyping tool, were beyond expectation. We hope to illustrate the necessity of employing such tools early in design and development.

Descriptors :   *TEAMS(PERSONNEL), *LITHOGRAPHY, FIBER OPTICS, GUIDED MISSILES, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, ACQUISITION, PRODUCTION, HOMING DEVICES, LIFE CYCLES.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Printing and Graphic Arts

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE