CIM (computer integrated manufacturing) is an acronym that has become fairly well known in recent years in manufacturing and related engineering circles. The purpose of the CIM Project at IIASA is to close the widening gap between the pace of technological, economic, and social events, on the one hand, and the progress of understanding those events, on the other. The IIASA study has attempted, first, to define the existing world situation with regard to the underlying technologies of CIM, and the degrees to which technologies such as NC/CNC machine tools, robotics, and CAD/CAM are currently being used in metal products manufacturing. The methodology adopted in the study is eclectic. It is multiperspective and multidisciplinary, as well as multinational. It incorporates elements of both "bottom-up" and "top-down" approaches. Finally, it incorporates both historical analysis and "model" forecasts of the future, together with scenarios analyses. This second volume of the series surveys past techniques and forecasts the future of CIM.
...a comprehensive view of CIM technologies. - International Journal of Production Research
Flexible technologies in manufacturing, Jukka Ranta; history of mechanization, Robert U. Ayres; history of programmable automation, Robert U. Ayres; technology push - electronics, computers and communication, Jukka Ranta; computer aided design, Thomas Astebro; integration of premanufacturing and manufacturing, Robert U. Ayres and Hans-Juergen Warnecke; flexible metalworking technologies, Robert U. Ayres; manipulation and robotics, Paul K. Wright; flexible assembly, Jeffrey Funk and Hans-Juergen Warnecke; integration in manufacturing - from FMS and FMC to CIM, George L. Kovacs and Geza Haidegger; human factors in CIM, Robert U. Ayres and Karl-H. Ebel; the technical perspective and outlook, Jukka Ranta and Karl-H. Ebel.
Series: Iiasa Computer Integrated Manufacturing Series Volume 2 : Book 2
For Ages: 18 years old
Number Of Pages: 278
Published: 31st October 1991
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5
Weight (kg): 1.32