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Mega-scale product line engineering at General Motors

Rick Flores, Charles Krueger, Paul Clements
2012 Proceedings of the 16th International Software Product Line Conference on - SPLC '12 -volume 1  
General Motors faces probably the most complex Systems and Software Product Line Engineering (PLE) challenges ever, in terms of product complexity, richness of variation, size of organization, and an unforgiving  ...  This paper explains how 2GPLE is being applied at General Motors, and the technical and organizational lessons learned so far.  ...  A MEGA-SCALE PRODUCT LINE General Motors is the largest automotive manufacturer in the world [1] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2362536.2362571 dblp:conf/splc/FloresKC12 fatcat:yrcpfbm765dzdn6xo3kpnpjexi

How automotive engineering is taking product line engineering to the extreme

Len Wozniak, Paul Clements
2015 Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Software Product Line - SPLC '15  
Throughout, we use the vehicle product line at General Motors, which we believe to be the world's largest, to illustrate and ground our journey through automotive PLE.  ...  Automotive manufacturing ranks among the most extreme instances of systems and software product line engineering (PLE).  ...  Three dimensions of mega-scale PLE General Motors' product line of vehicles has been referred to as "mega-scale product line engineering" [6] .  ... 
doi:10.1145/2791060.2791071 dblp:conf/splc/WozniakC15 fatcat:7y44a5yfhbaqta3q2ru7eq6x2m

Design of a motorised plasma delivery system for ultra-precision large optical fabrication

Hui Zhou, Adam Bennett, Marco Castelli, Renaud Jourdain, Jiang Harry Guo, Nan Yu
2020 International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing  
A unique plasma figuring (PF) process was created and demonstrated at Cranfield University for manufacturing extremely large telescopes.  ...  The industrial scale manufacturing of thousands of ultra-precision metre-scale optics requires a robust PF machine: this requirement is achieved by making the plasma delivery system (PDS) performance repeatable  ...  Acknowledgments This research work was partially funded by Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) UK through EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Ultra Precision grant (EP/1033491  ... 
doi:10.1088/2631-7990/abab49 fatcat:h2bzt5llafg6ddqdjlzfsgtnyy

Design of Hybrid Energy Control System for Powering Small Scale Green House

Vecky C. Poekoel, Riecky Poekoel, Jane I. Litouw, Sherwin R.U.A. Sompie, Reynold F. Robot, Feisy D. Kambey, Pinrolinvic D.K. Manembu
2019 Journal of Sustainable Engineering: Proceedings Series  
With this method farmers can process the natural products they have easily, and are cost-effective.  ...  Meanwhile energy is needed to ensure food security is estimated at 38 percent of the energy consumed in the food system.  ...  Acknowledgments Thank you to Control System Engineering and Artificial Intelligance Laboratory Lectures and all Student involved in this research, LPPM UNSRAT institutions who have funded this research  ... 
doi:10.35793/joseps.v1i1.14 fatcat:ltsdz25htvgm5pb4wzf2xrqkuq

Vertically Integrated Supply Chain of Batteries, Electric Vehicles, and Charging Infrastructure: A Review of Three Milestone Projects from Theory of Constraints Perspective

Michael Naor, Alex Coman, Anat Wiznizer
2021 Sustainability  
This research utilizes case study methodology based on longitudinal interviews over a decade coupled with secondary data sources to juxtapose Tesla with two high-profile past mega-projects in the electric  ...  The theory of constraints serves as a lens to identify production and market bottlenecks for the dissemination of electric vehicles.  ...  Aantecedents for EV1 failure - Lack of continuous commitment from management of General Motors to new green cars division because loyalty for the production of combustion engine cars was the prime  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13073632 fatcat:7dtt3oiogfdnpbumx2z2rqetba

Second-Generation Product Line Engineering: A Case Study at General Motors [chapter]

Rick Flores, Charles Krueger, Paul Clements
2013 Systems and Software Variability Management  
A Mega-Scale Product Line at GM General Motors is the largest automotive manufacturer in the world 1.  ...  Introduction This chapter is the story of a product line engineering effort under way at General Motors.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-36583-6_15 fatcat:nd2pkmzaajdk7gsdjm2n3tug2u

DesignaDesign of Low Cost CNC Controller using Raspberry Pi of Low Cost CNC Controller Using Raspberry PI

I. Harish
2017 International Journal for Research in Applied Science and Engineering Technology  
This project aims at the design of a Low cost hardware used for controlling CNC machine which overcomes the disadvantages such as cost and software complications.  ...  The movement of the three axes: x, y and z of the CNC machine are controlled through three stepper motors. The stepper motors are connected to the motor drivers which are connected to raspberry pi.  ...  Step5: The control to the CNC is given via an AT-MEGA 328 controller and the raspberry pi.  ... 
doi:10.22214/ijraset.2017.3212 fatcat:w23wpjslrjdmzmiifzmr72xo4y

Products & Materials

1989 Science  
With a proven track record in commercial-scale biopharmaceutical production, they are now available for use by research cell biologists and process development engineers. Verax Corp. Circle 479.  ...  Circle 511. 1989-90 General Chemical Catalog lists over 4000 chemicals for laboratory, research, and pilot-scale applications, with complete specifications and hazard, storage, and shipping information  ...  Products & Materials DOI: 10.1126/science.246.4926.143 (4926)  ... 
doi:10.1126/science.246.4926.143 pmid:17837777 fatcat:e3qd27slufc6xck46tmwyausde

CNC Drilling Machine for Printed Circuit Board

Moe Myint Aung, Nwe Nwe Oo, May Thwe Oo
2019 Zenodo  
Arduino Uno with an AT mega 328 microcontroller is used as main controller for this system.  ...  At first, the user need to design PCB layout using eagle software which is directly generated G code and then feed it to the machine using candle software.  ...  AT mega 328 Arduino board is used as the motion control board. The microcontroller is flashed with the G-CODE interpreter firmware written in optimized C++ language.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.3589799 fatcat:4h6xrh6i7zeynfb2tnt5vkomnm

Objectifying Building with Nature strategies

Mindert De Vries, Mark Van Koningsveld, Stefan Aarninkhof, Huib De Vriend
2021 Research in urbanism series (RiUS)  
Conversely, it might reveal to what extent specific smaller-scale measures are suitable in light of larger regional-scale issues.  ...  Reality checking will help establish the upscaling potential of a certain BwN measure when addressing a larger-scale issue.  ...  On the other hand, it is important to establish which smaller-scale engineering solutions are suitable for application at the larger scale (considering the desired overall effect at the system scale, which  ... 
doi:10.47982/rius.7.128 fatcat:52a3soxgdbg27hcrazcyh4ku7e

Current Status of EV Technology in China Based on Expert Interview

Ou Xunmin, Zhang Xiliang
2012 Energy Procedia  
Non-scale production line, variety in battery qualities.  ...  line , requiring a lot of works of engineering research and development.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.egypro.2012.01.310 fatcat:q3xykrcc3zdeha24vae5kle6wm

Megaspeed Drive Systems: Pushing Beyond 1 Million r/min

C. Zwyssig, J.W. Kolar, S.D. Round
2009 IEEE/ASME transactions on mechatronics  
Emerging applications for mega-speed drives (MegaNdrives) are to be found in future turbo compressor systems for fuel cells and heat pumps, generators/starters for portable nano-scale gas turbines, PCB  ...  drilling and machining spindles, and electric power generation from pressurized gas flow.  ...  Furthermore, a special thanks goes to our industrial partners, ATE Antriebstechnik und Entwicklungs GmbH, High-Speed Turbomaschinen GmbH and myonic GmbH, for providing machine prototypes and application  ... 
doi:10.1109/tmech.2008.2009310 fatcat:oyqghno6cffkdm5ht4klqgcxue

Concurrent engineering: effective deployment strategies

Unny Menon, Michael Graham
1996 Production  
in a shorter time, at lower overall cost and with fewer engineering design changes afier product release.  ...  This paper provides a comprehensive insight into current trends and developments in Concurrent Engineering for integrated development of products and processes with the goal of completing the entire cycle  ...  Thompson This is an on-line tutorial designed to teach aeronautical engineering students the principles of Integrated Product Development (lPD).  ... 
doi:10.1590/s0103-65131996000200002 fatcat:tfgw6z7t3zbeteeusf6ezg3cdm

Hybrid-Electric Drivetrain: Automakers' Answer to Climate Change

Kanav Khanna, Shri Govindram Seksaria Institute of Technology and Science
2020 International Journal of Engineering Research and  
This paper gives a general overview of hybridelectric drivetrain technology, market trends, some suggestions for making it affordable and increasing the driving range in electric mode.  ...  ECONOMIES OF SCALE The cost of any item gets reduced by a lot when economies of scale come into play, I.e. the cost of any product can be reduced if the production is at a large scale.  ...  To counter this loss, electric motors are used. [2] B. GENERATOR A generator is a device that is used at the time of braking.  ... 
doi:10.17577/ijertv9is070177 fatcat:5k4hvbbk2jgwlbhafbbmab7pim

Energy Management Practices In an Autoancillery to Reduce Carbon Footprint for Environmentally Sustainable Manufacturing

Bansal Deepak, Yadav Nidhi, Bagan Munish, Narsi R. Bishnoi, Sharma Mona
2017 International Journal of Engineering Research and Applications  
., General Motors, Skoda, Force Motors, Fiat, and Hindustan Motors, account for the remaining share (Auto Car Professionalhttp://www.autocarpro.in/news- national/tata-motors-dharwad-plant-bags-national  ...  Consumption per Capita has increased upto 17731 Mega Jules in 2014-15 w.r.t. 12781 Mega Joules in 2005-06 with a CAGR of 3.3%.  ... 
doi:10.9790/9622-0707022025 fatcat:atvegtjxxvbs5n62zm2shwdx3q
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