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Computer-Aided Engineering for Manufacture

  • Authors
  • D. A. Milner
  • V. C. Vasiliou

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-7
  2. D. A. Milner, V. C. Vasiliou
    Pages 9-13
  3. D. A. Milner, V. C. Vasiliou
    Pages 15-49
  4. D. A. Milner, V. C. Vasiliou
    Pages 51-83
  5. D. A. Milner, V. C. Vasiliou
    Pages 85-105
  6. D. A. Milner, V. C. Vasiliou
    Pages 107-132
  7. D. A. Milner, V. C. Vasiliou
    Pages 133-152
  8. D. A. Milner, V. C. Vasiliou
    Pages 153-181
  9. D. A. Milner, V. C. Vasiliou
    Pages 183-205
  10. D. A. Milner, V. C. Vasiliou
    Pages 207-223
  11. D. A. Milner, V. C. Vasiliou
    Pages 225-247
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 249-264

About this book

Introduction

The development of the 'factory of the future' by major international corporations such as General Motors, IBM, Westinghouse, etc now involves many practising engineers. This book is an attempt to identify and describe some of the building blocks required for computer aided engineering for manufacture. It begins with numerical control and the infrastructure required for the automation of individual 'islands' within existing factories. Computer aided design and computer aided manufacture are then discussed in detail together with their integration to improve manufacturing efficiency and flexibility. Robotics and flexible manufacturing systems are examined, as well as the management of these systems required for production optimization. Finally, there is an overview of the relatively new field of artificial intelligence, which is being increasingly used in most aspects of computer aided engineering for manufacture. There are many topics which could have been included or expanded upon with advantage, but the authors have attempted to strike a balance so that the reader can obtain the maximum usefulness from a reasonably concise volume.

Keywords

automation computer-aided design (CAD) computer-aided engineering (CAE) optimization robotics

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