IEE Colloquium on Automation - The Way to Quality?
16 Feb 1988
Mars Electronics aims to achieve quality by having each individual know the needs of his `customer' (internal or external). Many of the relevant tasks are performed with the aid of automation. The paper addresses in particular the automation of design-using CAD with simulation, multiple-screen CAE for electronic design, and CASE-and of manufacture, statistical process control being used View full abstract»
The following topics were dealt with: electronics factory automation; computer-integrated quality in small companies; aerospace automation; and automation and quality within Ingersoll. Abstracts of individual papers can be found under the relevant classification codes in this or other issues View full abstract»
Automation in small companies, if there is any, usually takes the form of stand-alone machines which are designed with a specific task in mind. These are not easy to incorporate into an integrated quality system and do not usually possess any flexibility. The article suggest that many of the problems could be overcome by the use of a network of home or small business computers. It then describes h... View full abstract»