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Product lifecycle management
CAx tools in the context of product lifecycle management

Computer-aided technologies (CAx) is the use of computer technology to aid in the design, analysis, and manufacture of products.

Advanced CAx tools merge many different aspects of the product lifecycle management (PLM), including design, finite element analysis (FEA), manufacturing, production planning, product

  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Computer-aided engineering (CAE)
  • Computer-aided fixture design (CAFD)
  • Computer-aided industrial design (CAID)
  • Computer-aided manufacturing (CAM)
  • Computer-aided process planning (CAPP)
  • Computer-aided requirements capture (CAR)
  • Computer-aided rule definition (CARD)
  • Computer-aided rule execution (CARE)
  • Computer-aided software engineering (CASE)
  • Computer-assisted surgery (CAS)
    • Computer-aided surgical simulation (CASS)
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Component information system (CIS)
  • Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM)
  • Computer Numerical Controlled (CNC)
  • Electronic design automation (EDA)
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Knowledge-based engineering (KBE)
  • Manufacturing process management (MPM)
  • Manufacturing process planning (MPP)
  • Material requirements planning (MRP)
  • Manufacturing resource planning (MRP II)
  • Product data management (PDM)
  • Product lifecycle management (PLM)
  • Virtual prototyping
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