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Computer Integrated Manufacturing : Models, case studies and forecasts of diffusion - Robert U. Ayres

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Models, case studies and forecasts of diffusion

Hardcover Published: 31st October 1991
ISBN: 9780412404603
Number Of Pages: 324
For Ages: 18 years old

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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 third volume in the series presents a descriptive and interpretive analysis of the processes of diffusion and adoption of CIM by technology, sector and country.

Part 1 Theory: introduction to diffusion theory, Arnulf Gruebler; diffusion models of advanced technologies - from company to macro level, Akira Tani. Part 2 Case studies and forecasts: diffusion of numerically controlled machine tools in Japan and the USA, Akira Tani; diffusion of numerically controlled machine tools in the USSR, Sergei B.Perminov and Ekatarine A.Botvinova; diffusion of NC and CNC machine tool technologies in large and small firms, Maryellen R.Kelley and Harvey Brooks; diffusion of flexible automation in Italy, Sergio Mariotti and Marco Mutinelli; the diffusion of robots, Akira Tani; the international diffusion of computer aided design, Thomas Astebro; the diffusion of flexible manufacturing systems, Iouri Tchijov; international comparisons of FMS diffusion, Iouri Tchijov and Roman Sheinin; diffusion of CIM technologies, Robert U.Ayres and Venkitaswamy Raju; international diffusion forecasts, Iouri Tchijov.

ISBN: 9780412404603
ISBN-10: 0412404605
Series: Iiasa Computer Integrated Manufacturing Series Volume 3 : Book 3
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 324
Published: 31st October 1991
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.06
Weight (kg): 1.47