Handbook of Design, Manufacturing and Automation / Edition 1

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Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) enables companies to cutproduction costs and increase worker productivity, while improvingquality and reducing the occurrence of defects. In order to takefull advantage of the potential offered by this array of newtechnologies, manufacturers must make major changes in the way theydesign products, view quality, store and transport materials, andcoordinate the flow of materials and operations. They must alsodetermine which of these new technologies are best suited to theirparticular needs and how to implement them at minimum cost.Handbook of Design, Manufacturing and Automation providescomprehensive and detailed information on the theory andapplications of the entire spectrum of CIM technologies. Workingwith a team of more than 50 contributing authors—all of themrecognized experts in their fields—Richard Dorf and AndrewKusiak cover every aspect of modern automated manufacturingtechnology. Not only do they discuss the capabilities of differenttechnologies, their compatibility with various systems, and thetrade-offs associated with each option presented, but they alsodelve into design issues, financial analysis, ergonomics, and othertopics relevant to the creation of entire, smooth-runningmanufacturing systems. This book provides quick and easy access toeverything you need to know about:

  • Automation and engineering design
  • Planning, scheduling, and control of manufacturing systems
  • Quality engineering
  • Information systems
  • Business aspects of design and manufacturing
  • Tools and techniques for design and manufacturing
  • And much more
For engineers concerned with manufacturing and engineering design,this book provides in-depth information on the integrative factorsof the new technologies and how to select the right technologies tocreate the manufacturing system that is needed. For industry,executives and factory managers, it shows the way to developingcost-effective systems and processes that will sharpen yourcompany’s competitive edge.
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Provides comprehensive and detailed information on the theory and applications of the entire spectrum of CIM technologies. Each technology is discussed both in terms of its own capabilities and in terms of its compatibility with other technologies, and the trade-offs involved in choosing one option over another are explored at length. An entire section is devoted to the business aspects of converting to the new technologies, including acquisition of automation, managing advanced manufacturing technology, and issues of cost and financing. The focus is on incorporating these technologies into an efficient, cost-effective manufacturing system. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471552185
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/1994
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1064
  • Product dimensions: 6.26 (w) x 9.67 (h) x 2.35 (d)

Meet the Author

About the editors RICHARD C. DORF is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Professor of Management at the University of California, Davis. He is also the author of Modern Control Systems, Seventh Edition; Electrical Circuits, Second Edition; The Encyclopedia of Robotics and Automation; and the Handbook of Electrical Engineering. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and a member of the Robotics Institute of America and the American Society of Electrical Engineers. Dr. Dorf received his PhD in electrical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School in 1961. ANDREW KUSIAK is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa in Iowa City. He received his BS and MS in precision and mechanical engineering respectively, from the Warsaw Technical University and his PhD in operations research from the Polish Academy of Sciences. He edited Intelligent Design and Manufacturing, Concurrent Engineering: Automation, Tools, and Techniques, and a number of other books and technical papers. Dr. Kusiak is a member of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, Society of Manufacturing Engineers, Institute of Industrial Engineers, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, International Federation of Information Processing, and the International Federation of Automation Control.

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Table of Contents

Partial table of contents:


Automation (M. Groover).


Design for Manufacturing (Y. Hazony).


Nontraditional Manufacturing Processes (K. Rajurkar).


Micromanufacturing (J. Jora-Almonte, et al.).


Analysis and Design of Manufacturing Systems (K. Hitomi).


Manufacturing Process Planning (H.-c.



Automated CAD-Based Vision Inspections (J. Ventura &J.-M.



Computer Networks in Manufacturing (S. Yeralan).


Managing Advanced Manufacturing Technology (D. Gerwin).


Artificial Intelligence Techniques for Manufacturing EquipmentDiagnostics (A. Bajpai).


Standards and Prenorms in Design, Manufacturing, and Automation (F.Vernadat).


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