Methodology for new product development based on formalization of engineering process
The purpose of this paper was to define an algorithm of an engineering process throughout the product life cycle using computer-aided design systems. A flow chart of the 1st stage of an engineering design by means of an automated data retrieval database is shown. Stages of the creation of a new product and a formalization structure of engineering process are described. The paper analyzes the concept of an engineering design as an evolutionary and creative thinking which combines a scientific approach and creativity based on intuition. It was proved that an ability to design is both science and art. In the same manner as science is inseparable from art, and analysis is connected with synthesis, evolutionary changes are synchronized with the advent of new things.
Keywords: engineering design, process stages, structure of a process, production manager, ability to design, evolution, creation of new things, science and art