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Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing

Ramy Harik, Thorsten Wuest
  • Book
  • R-463
Published 2019-07-24 by SAE International in United States

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing was written by two experienced and passionate engineers whose mission is to make the subject of advanced manufacturing easy to understand and a practical solution to everyday problems. Harik, Ph.D. and Wuest, Ph.D., professors who have taught the subject for decades, combined their expertise to develop both an applied manual and a theoretical reference that addresses many different needs.

Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing covers the following topics in detail:

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Key Factors to Consider When Designing a Smart Factory

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34638
Published 2019-06-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

In recent years, the emergence of Industry 4.0 has been steadily transforming the manufacturing sector into an ultra-high-tech industry. Innovative smart technologies such as robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), robotic process automation (RPA), the IoT, sensors, and machine vision are powerful tools that many companies are starting to integrate into both their manufacturing techniques and business practices.

Vision Sensors in Factory Automation

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34577
Published 2019-06-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

There are a number of ways to extract data from a production line. In factory automation, sensors are used in work cells to gather data for inspection or to trigger other devices. These sensors fall into multiple categories – photoelectric, fiber optic, proximity, ultrasonic, and vision are the most common.

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The Future of Airplane Factory: Digitally Optimized Intelligent Airplane Assembly

Northrop Grumman Aerospace-George Nicholas Bullen
  • Book
  • R-466
Published 2019-05-28 by SAE International in United States

The Future of Airplane Factory: Digitally Optimized Intelligent Airplane Factory defines the architecture, key building blocks, and roadmap for actualizing a future airplane factory (FAF) that is digitally optimized for intelligent airplane assembly. They fit and integrate with other FAF building blocks that aggregate to a Digitally Optimized Intelligent Airplane Factory (DOIAF).

The word "intelligent" refers to the ability of a system to make right decisions and take right action in the highly dynamic and fluid environment of the modern airplane manufacturing space. The event-driven dynamics inherent in the complexity of this environment drive the need for expert knowledge which resides in intelligence systems incorporating the experience of experts. Expert knowledge need not be smart, brilliant, or possess genius as long as the outcomes are derived from right decisions resulting in right actions-applied rapidly to sustain an optimized factory enterprise.

Complete factory enterprise visibility requires a higher order of decision capability that current operating systems do not have. A highly visible factory collects and displays data and information as it happens-at a rate beyond the ability of humans and current systems to analyze, process, decide, and act upon. Expert systems are constructed to present humans with right decisions in the form of optimal choices for right actions by incorporating the knowledge of experts into the logic for the decision. Structured Knowledge-Based Expert Systems (SKBES) are incorporated in this book and defined as a critical component for full enterprise actionable visibility.

The power of the Digitally Optimized Intelligent Airplane Factory not only is found in its ability to unify the factory, reduce touch labor, improve quality, and streamline throughput but it also enables a significant reduction in above-the-shop-floor support and management. Such an ecosystem frees the human to focus on the complexity of interpersonal responsibilities.

If the use of a DOIAF can be viewed as a holistic mechanism, then the human can be the agent engaging with that mechanism; improving negotiations for pricing, contracts, or other person-to-person events that require instinct and relationship.

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Digital Manufacturing Helps Medtech Firm's Goal to Improve Patient Outcomes

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-34261
Published 2019-04-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

As often happens in the medical industry, innovative ideas hatched in university research settings spawn innovative companies, which create innovative products. A case in point: HemoSonics. The Charlottesville, VA-based medical device company was started in 2005 by two professors and a post-doctoral research student at the University of Virginia School of Medicine's Bio-Medical Engineering program — Bill Walker, Mike Lawrence, and Francesco Viola, respectively. The trio identified a method for measuring the stiffness of blood clots by using ultrasound imaging technology and created a system built around that technology aimed to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.

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A New Software Development Tools with Virtual Reality for Computer Integrated Manufacturing Requirements Analysis

Eastern Mediterranean University-H. F. Manesh, M. Hashemipour
Published 2006-04-03 by SAE International in United States
The design of the information system of manufacturing companies is a crucial endeavor in implementing a successful computer integrated manufacturing environment. The complexity of the manufacturing environment dictates the need for a systematic and structured approach to enable manufacturing system engineers to analyze and define their information requirement. Virtual reality based requirement analysis tool (VR-RA) has been developed for an existing novel methodology, in order to capture and represents the approach of experienced analyst studying the enterprise wide CIM information requirements. This paper introduces the methodology and describes the operational aspects of VR-RA, which is a user-friendly tool that can be used by people with little prior computer experience for the establishment of requirements. System analyst can use it for analyzing and modeling the CIM environment for both the static and dynamic requirements of a CIM implementation within small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
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The Development of Communication Protocol for Real Time Control

Subaru-Fujio Matsui
Toyo Microsystems Corp.-Shumei Satoh
Published 2002-03-04 by SAE International in United States
The new network protocol, Easy Control Network (EC-NET)and its communication control LSI have been developed, which realize the real time control over network. By solving the problems that CAN cannot solve, the EC-NET protocol has opened the practical path to the distributed network control system inside vehicles. The EC-NET protocol includes various features such as Non-prioritized token passing protocol, Improved communication quality with CMI code system, Network standard time, Memory mirror, etc.
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Integrated Quality System in Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Guangdong University of Technology-Qing-Ke Yuan*, Chen Xin
Kanawha Scales Systems, Inc.-David Y. Yao
Published 2000-08-21 by SAE International in United States
Since the quality activities is through out the product whole life-cycle, the quality management should be a integrated quality system, facing the product life-cycle. In CIMS(Computer Integrated Manufacturing System), with the assistance of computer and its relative technologies, IQS(Integrated Quality System) can integrate the quality management technique cells into an organic whole, then the quality management will be more coherent and efficient. In this paper the concept, features, components and functions of IQS are been discussed and the key technologies are pointed out.
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Software for Minimizing and Removing Burrs in Manufacturing

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-29786
Published 1999-04-01 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States

An integrated suite of computer programs is undergoing development to address issues pertaining to the formation of burrs — undesired projections of metal that are generated on edges of workpieces in most metal-cutting operations. Burrs must be removed prior to assembly of machined workpieces, and therefore, plans for manufacturing must usually provide for deburring operations. The developmental software is intended to provide capabilities to (1) predict and minimize the formation of burrs and (2) plan deburring operations to maximize deburring performance and thereby reduce the overall cost of the design-to-fabrication cycles of precisely machined components.

Development of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing System for Cold Forging

National Cheng Kung Univ.-R.-S. Lee
National Kaohsiung Institute of Technology-Q.-C. Hsu, J.-J. Sheu
  • Technical Paper
  • 984051
Published 1998-04-27 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
In order to meet shorter time-to-market due to the globalization, an integrated design and manufacturing system is required. In this paper, a computer-integrated manufacturing system for cold forging, based on the development of a parametric die design module, a knowledge-based process design module, and an integrated CAD/CAM/CAE module, is presented. The system is integrated into a structure of computer softwares which can be executed in a personal computer. By using the proposed system, the engineer can obtain the engineering solution conveniently and the manufacturability can be assessed at the early stage of product and process development through the concept of concurrent engineering.