Virtual Environment Applications for Front-End Design and Manufacturing Planning Applications

James Ritchie, Theodore Lim, Aparajithan Sivanathan, Avery Read, Sam Harper, Scott McGibbon, Hugo I. Medellin-Castillo, Germanico González-Badillo

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Virtual environments are coming to the fore in both applied research and industrial applications, particularly due to the reduction in technological costs and the realization that this can substantially enhance the front-end design and design for
manufacture and assembly (DFMA) aspects of the product life cycle. At the core of this often neglected product development front-end is the ability to ensure that products can be effectively designed to suit manufacturing processes and planned
in ways which are more intuitive and rapid with the added bonus of capturing and formalizing engineering knowledge with a view to training and educating engineers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManufacturing in the Era of 4th Industrial Revolution
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing
Number of pages47
ISBN (Print)9789811222863
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Publication series

NameWorld Scientific Series in Advanced Manufacturing


  • Haptics
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Mixed reality
  • Cyber-Physical Systems
  • vocational education and training
  • DFMA
  • Body area network
  • Human computer interaction
  • Manufacturing and Assembly planning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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