To fully appreciate how computers are
revolutionizing every phase of the manufacturing process, one must understand
the many aspects of computer automated manufacturing, the business,
terminology, priorities of each functional area and the technology of
communications. This basic yet thorough resource introduces the major aspects
of CIM technology while providing insight into how the various pieces work
Enables anyone involved with manufacturing to
fully understand and apply the advantages of a totally integrated
manufacturing system. Examines the state of manufacturing in America while
giving full consideration to international influences. Brings the reader up to
date on the current and potential uses of available technology and the success
of various attempts to establish a common standard for system integration.
Presents descriptions of complex technologies in readily understood form so
the reader will be able to fully comprehend and apply the advantages of a
totally integrated manufacturing system.
Computer-Aided Design and Engineering.
Computer-Assisted Manufacturing and Engineering Release. Networks and
Protocols. Manufacturing Resource Planning. Data Collection. Process
Automation. Work Cells, Robotics, Material Handling. Quality. Distribution
Functions and Electronic Data Interchange. Office and General Applications.
Implementing CIM and Trends. Glossary Index.