Effective design and manufacturing, both of which are necessary to produce high-quality products, are closely related. However, effective design is a prerequisite for effective manufacturing. This new book explores the status of engineering design practice, education, and research in the United States and recommends ways to improve design to increase U.S. industry's competitiveness in world markets.
National Research Council. Improving Engineering Design: Designing for Competitive Advantage. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 1991.
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