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Materials Selection and Design

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George E. Dieter
George E. Dieter
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Documenting and Communicating the Design

Gary Vrsek
Gary Vrsek
Ford Research Laboratory
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222 - 230


Documentation must be focused toward explaining a specific task such as design process, by conveying the needs of product engineering, materials engineering, and manufacturing. This article describes how documentation supports the process of bringing a product to market, who uses the information, and how it serves as a key form of communication, with examples. It discusses the key features that most documents must define. The article describes the detailed requirements of engineering and manufacturing and how drawings are used as a communication medium.

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Gary Vrsek, 1997. "Documenting and Communicating the Design", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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