Introduction to CIM: Overview of Production Systems, the product cycle, Automation in Production Systems, computer’s role in manufacturing, sources and types of data used in manufacturing. The Beginning of CAM: Historical Background,
Numerical Control (NC): Basic components of an NC system, coordinate system and motions control systems. Computer Numerical Control (CNC): features of CNC, machine control unit, CNC software. Direct Numerical Control and Distributed Numerical Control. Applications, advantages and disadvantages of NC. Adaptive control of machining system.
NC Part programming: Manual and computer assisted part programming, Part programming with APT. NC part programming using CAD/CAM software. NC cutter path verification.
Computer Aided Process Planning: Traditional Process Planning, Retrieval process planning system, Generative Process Planning, Machinability data systems, computer generated time standards.
Group Technology: Introduction, part families, part classification and coding, coding system and machining cells.
Computer Aided Production Management Systems: Introduction to computer aided PPC, Introduction to computer aided inventory management, manufacturing resource planning (MRPII), computer process monitoring and shop floor control, computer process control.
Computer Aided Quality Control; Computer in quality control, contact inspection methods, Non contact inspection methods, optical and non optical computer aided testing.
Computer Aided Material Handling; Computer control on material handling, conveying, picking. Ware house control, computerized material handling for automated inspection and assembly. Computer Integrated Manufacturing Systems: Introduction, types special manufacturing systems, flexible manufacturing systems (FMS).
Collaborative Engineering; Introduction, Faster Design throughput, Web based design, Changing design approaches, extended enterprises, concurrent engineering, Agile and lean manufacturing
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12 Feb 2016
Very intuitive book with the in-depth coverage of basic automation systems to the advancement including Artificial Intelligence
15 Feb 2016
Refined material and well-defined examples! I'll recommend this book, if you're looking to get the knowledge of enabling processes and systems for modern manufacturing