Organizational Alternatives in the Integration of CAD/CAM

  • Håkon Finne
Conference paper


The present paper concerns organizational changes related to the development and interconnection of computer aids for design and manufacturing in the metalworking industries. The topic is particularly interesting because such computer systems now will tie together activities of design and planning departments in ways quite different from what has been established practice. These integrated CAD/CAM systems will tend to create organizational disturbances across boundaries of departments that probably cannot be sorted out by intradepartmental measures alone.


Shop Floor Process Planner Metalworking Industry Production Planning System Good Process Plan 
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  1. 1).
    Sections 3 and 4 of this paper are in part based on H. Finne: Mellom tegnebrett og terminal, IFIM, Trondheim 1982, and H. Finne: Mellom tegnebrett og terminal, IFIM, Trondheim 1982, and H. Finne: “The designer and his job in the face of integrated CAD/CAM systems”, in T. Martin (ed.): Design of Work in Automated Manufacturing Systems, Pergamon Press, London 1984.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Håkon Finne
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  1. 1.Institute of Social Research in Industry (IFIM)Trondheim, NTHNorway

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