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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
  8. Simulation

    1. S. K. Banerjee, I. Al-Maliki, A. S. Carrie, P. Chan, N. R. Christie
      Pages 117-122
    2. G. D. Alford
      Pages 128-132
    3. D. T. S. Perera, A. S. Carrie
      Pages 133-137
  9. Automation

    1. G. P. Bertolotti, B. J. Griffiths
      Pages 138-142
    2. S. K. Wan, D. Hobson, J. R. Chandler
      Pages 143-147
    3. A. Zakeri, B. S. Baghshahi
      Pages 148-155
  10. Robots and Assembly

    1. R. G. Davison
      Pages 170-174
    2. C. J. Bland, S. H. Hopkins, P. J. Drazan
      Pages 190-194
    3. D. J. M. Elliott, B. J. Griffiths, B. A. Wilkie
      Pages 195-199
    4. J. P. Curran, E. J. Wright, P. J. Armstrong
      Pages 205-209
    5. L. Lee, S. H. Hopkins, C. J. Bland, P. J. Drazan
      Pages 215-219
  11. Work Design and Organization

    1. B. K. N. Rao
      Pages 220-228
    2. Boufeldja Ghiat, Phillip C. T. Willey
      Pages 229-234
  12. Computer Aided Production Management

    1. David Scrimshire
      Pages 246-250
    2. M. A. Head, R. J. Barson, M. C. Bonney
      Pages 251-255
    3. H. Bera, R. Gill
      Pages 256-262
    4. M. Kampff, S. Thomson
      Pages 263-267
  13. Production Economics

    1. A. J. Griffiths
      Pages 268-272
    2. P. L. Primrose, R. Leonard
      Pages 273-277

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

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