Advances in Manufacturing Technology II

Proceedings of the Third National Conference on Production Research

  • Editors
  • Peter F. McGoldrick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-14
  2. Introduction

    1. E. N. Corlett
      Pages 15-16
  3. Theme Paper

  4. Quality and Measurement

    1. H. Dixon, S. Pomeroy, H. R. Williams, M. Wybrow, P. B. Johns, C. Wykes
      Pages 22-26
    2. J. D. T. Tannock, A. B. Davis, J. J. Hill
      Pages 27-31
  5. Plastic and Composite Materials

    1. Y. B. Kavina, S. Shaheen, R. A. Whitaker
      Pages 63-68
    2. T. G. Lindsay, H. J. Milne
      Pages 69-73
  6. CAD

    1. Ming Yan Gao, Peter F. McGoldrick
      Pages 74-78
    2. C. Dale, R. J. Bullock, W. J. Loweth, R. C. Taylor
      Pages 79-83
    3. Ming Yan Gao, Peter McGoldrick
      Pages 84-88
    4. M. A. Kouloubandi, A. S. Carrie
      Pages 89-94
  7. CIM and Expert Systems

    1. A. R. Young, S. P. Low
      Pages 95-104
    2. T. H. Drake, J. Murray
      Pages 105-111
    3. A. R. Mileham, K. Bucknell, L. Hunt
      Pages 112-116

About this book

Introduction

EN Corlett Joint-Chairman - COPED, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK The contributions offered to this Third National Conference demonstrate that research in production is very much alive. The considerable numbers of papers on robotics, automation and flexible manufacturing systems, together with those in production control and quality matters, demonstrate that there is much work going on in our colleges, polytechnics and universities related to modern methods of manufacture. The future of manufacture undoubtedly hinges on better control. Control over the supply and movement of materials is now keenly sought. Control over manufacturing equipment is also a goal, not just to maintain quality but to give flexibility in sequence and quantity. None of these objectives for improved performance is entirely a technical matter, although there is an increasing technical ability to influence all of them. To achieve their potential, they depend on competent people at all levels. Discussion with alert managers soon reveals that this is one of their major concerns. Either the people they have require more training, or they cannot hire the people with the abilities they need. This applies at all levels, and the availability of people with competence in manufacture is particularly low.

Keywords

assembly automation control future grinding machining manufacturing material materials metals programming quality robot simulation technology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4615-8524-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4615-8526-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-8524-4
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