Automation and Industrial Robots
Digital computers have been around for some time and their use in manufacturing is not a novelty, numerical control (NC), computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) are well enough known terms in this context, although many companies might regard them as not being very relevant to their operations. It might be asked what has changed with the advent of the computer on a chip — the microprocessor. The answer lies simply in the enormous decrease in cost and increase in power of electronic devices over the last two decades which has made their use potentially all-pervasive. Every manufacturer must now examine his product to see if it can be improved by incorporating electronics, and also his market to see if new products can be introduced.
KeywordsMachine Tool Numerical Control Managerial Implication Random Access Memory Industrial Robot
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