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How can the human interfaces of CAD systems be improved so that more complex shapes, assemblies, and other multidimensional problems can be handled more easily?

What new process analysis tools can be developed, especially to handle complex problems like assembly, model mix manufacture, and tolerances?

How can the reliability of new product or process designs be better predicted, including trade-offs between cost and reliability?

What new languages or data structures can be developed to better describe product requirements, such as performance, reliability, shapes, interconnections, interfaces, and tolerances?

Similarly, what new languages or data structures can be developed to better describe process requirements, such as performance, cost, reliability, ease of diagnosis and repair, material handling, ease of use, and ease of modification?

What new data logging and correlation methods can be devised that would help the process of continuous improvement, such as finding multiple occurrences of the same type of machine failure or deducing what is the best sequence for testing a broken system to diagnose its problems?



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