Proceedings of the ASME 2013 IDETC&CIE Conference, Portland, Oregon, USA
The Mechatronic System Model (MSM) is an approach
to fulfill the need to incorporate multiple disciplines and different hierarchical levels and views in the development of products.
While the MSM already proved successful in some practical applications, certain aspects were worth improving, such as the
handling of information and addressing the inevitable concurrency in larger projects. In this paper the goal is to enhance the
MSM approach towards a general integrated design approach especially to overcome observed shortcomings e.g. through aspects
from related work such as a "common repository" and "public
and private work space". For further clarification the development of a self-replicating printer is reconstructed with the MSM