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How The Mechanical Design Process can help you

be a better design engineer.

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While written initially for university courses, The Mechanical Design Process is widely used by professional product development engineers.  Simply put, many engineers were never taught a process of design and this book is a compendium of best practices that can readily be applied to any system.  Further, every design environment has room for improvement.  This book can help you identify where to focus your efforts and what methods might improve your product quality, time to market and costs.  




Help improve your product development processing during:

  • Problem understanding

  • Concept generation

  • Concept selection

  • Decision making

  • Functional modeling

  • Product generation

  • Product evaluation

  • Teamwork

  • Design for cost, assembly, manufacture, sustainability and more.


There are  13 case studies available so you can see how other successful design engineers have resolved difficult design problems.


Over 75 design aphorisms, short statements of engineering design truth that can be used to make challenging points stick.  You can submit you favorite pithy engineer aphorism and, if chosen to include on this web site, win a copy of The Mechanical Design Process Case Studies.

Dr. Ullman regularly consults with companies to help them:

  • Understand and improve their product development processes

  • Train their engineers with best practices

  • Improve time to market, product quality and customer satisfaction.

Additionally he serves as an expert witness for product liability cases. 

TRIZ Principles

Section 7.7 in The Mechanical Design Process introduces the TRIZ 40 inventive principles/  They can be downloaded here.

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