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Computer-integrated manufacturing

About: Computer-integrated manufacturing is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 10151 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 207109 citation(s). The topic is also known as: CIM. more


Open accessBook
01 Jan 2009-
Abstract: Additive Manufacturing Technologies: Rapid Prototyping to Direct Digital Manufacturing deals with various aspects of joining materials to form parts. Additive Manufacturing (AM) is an automated technique for direct conversion of 3D CAD data into physical objects using a variety of approaches. Manufacturers have been using these technologies in order to reduce development cycle times and get their products to the market quicker, more cost effectively, and with added value due to the incorporation of customizable features. Realizing the potential of AM applications, a large number of processes have been developed allowing the use of various materials ranging from plastics to metals for product development. Authors Ian Gibson, David W. Rosen and Brent Stucker explain these issues, as well as: Providing a comprehensive overview of AM technologies plus descriptions of support technologies like software systems and post-processing approaches Discussing the wide variety of new and emerging applications like micro-scale AM, medical applications, direct write electronics and Direct Digital Manufacturing of end-use components Introducing systematic solutions for process selection and design for AM Additive Manufacturing Technologies: Rapid Prototyping to Direct Digital Manufacturing is the perfect book for researchers, students, practicing engineers, entrepreneurs, and manufacturing industry professionals interested in additive manufacturing. more

3,013 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1007/S11665-014-0958-Z
William E. Frazier1Institutions (1)
Abstract: This paper reviews the state-of-the-art of an important, rapidly emerging, manufacturing technology that is alternatively called additive manufacturing (AM), direct digital manufacturing, free form fabrication, or 3D printing, etc. A broad contextual overview of metallic AM is provided. AM has the potential to revolutionize the global parts manufacturing and logistics landscape. It enables distributed manufacturing and the productions of parts-on-demand while offering the potential to reduce cost, energy consumption, and carbon footprint. This paper explores the material science, processes, and business consideration associated with achieving these performance gains. It is concluded that a paradigm shift is required in order to fully exploit AM potential. more

2,960 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 1984-
Abstract: The New Competitive Challenge for Manufacturing. The Concept of Manufacturing Strategy. Long-term Capacity Strategies. Facilities Strategy. Implementing Facilities Planning Processes. The Technology of Manufacturing Processes. Matching Process Technology with Product/Market Requirements. The Experience Curve--A Framework for Manufacturing Performance Improvement. Vertical Integration and Sourcing. Managing Changes in Manufacturing's Technology and Structure. German Approaches to Manufacturing Management. Japanese Approaches to Manufacturing Management. Learning from Your World-class Competitors. Building Manufacturing's Competitive Potential. Index. more

2,393 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Mar 1989-
Abstract: For courses in manufacturing processes at two- or four-year schools. An up-to-date text that provides a solid background in manufacturing processes. Manufacturing Engineering & Technology, 6/e, presents a mostly qualitative description of the science, technology, and practice of manufacturing. This includes detailed descriptions of manufacturing processes and the manufacturing enterprise that will help introduce students to important concepts. With a total of 120 examples and case studies, up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of all topics, and superior two-color graphics, this text provides a solid background for manufacturing students and serves as a valuable reference text for professionals. The Sixth Edition has been completely updated, and addresses issues essential to modern manufacturing, ranging from traditional topics such as casting, forming, machining, and joining, to advanced topics such as the fabrication of microelectronic devices and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and nanomaterials and nanomanufacturing. more

1,901 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/S0007-8506(07)63232-6
Yoram Koren1, Uwe Heisel2, F. Jovane3, Toshimichi Moriwaki4  +3 moreInstitutions (5)
01 Jan 1999-CIRP Annals
Abstract: Manufacturing companies in the 21st Century will face unpredictable, high-frequency market changes driven by global competition. To stay competitive, these companies must possess new types of manufacturing systems that are cost-effective and very responsive to all these market changes. Reconfigurability, an engineering technology that deals with costeffective, quick reactions to market changes, is needed. Reconfigurable manufacturing systems (RMS), whose components are reconfigurable machines and reconfigurable controllers, as well as methodologies for their systematic design and rapid ramp-up, are the cornerstones of this new manufacturing paradigm. more

1,587 Citations

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László Monostori

33 papers, 582 citations

Paulo Leitão

30 papers, 1.1K citations

Angappa Gunasekaran

23 papers, 1.7K citations

Lihui Wang

22 papers, 1.7K citations

Paul Valckenaers

19 papers, 1.6K citations

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