American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Big Data in Design and Manufacturing Engineering

Lidong Wang and Cheryl Ann Alexander

DOI : 10.3844/ajeassp.2015.223.232

American Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Volume 8, Issue 2

Pages 223-232

Abstract

Big Data helps facilitate information visibility and process automation in design and manufacturing engineering. It also helps analyze trends through analytics and predict inventory, manufacturing output and equipment lifespan and cycles, etc. This paper introduces Big Data, its characteristics and a number of issues of Big Data in design and manufacturing engineering. These issues include design and manufacturing data, Big Data benefits and impacts and its applications and opportunities. Methods, technologies and some technology progress around Big Data are presented in this study. General challenges of Big Data and Big Data challenges in design and manufacturing engineering are also discussed.

Copyright

© 2015 Lidong Wang and Cheryl Ann Alexander. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.