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Computer-Aided Engineering Journal

Issue 5 • Date Oct. 1989

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  • Product innovation and mechanical CAD: a strategic proposal for engineering manufacture

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):153 - 158
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    This paper gives an appraisal of how current mechanical computer-aided design (CAD) technology may be best used within the product innovation strategies that have been identified and recorded. In this connection, the paper focuses on and reviews the implications of CAD with respect to the interdependent issues of new product strategy, the product design spectrum, and product lifecycles. On the bas... View full abstract»

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  • Design-to-manufacture-an integrated information system

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):159 - 165
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    An integrated 'design-to-manufacture' information system is described. NC programs for sheet metal piercing, machining, printed circuit board (PCB) drilling, and automatic component insertion are generated automatically by postprocessing CAD data. The programs are then distributed electronically to the factory via an engineering database computer. There is a management system for control and relea... View full abstract»

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  • Planning and implementing CIM

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):167 - 176
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    Computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) has been motivated by the desire to achieve the high levels of flexibility, productivity, quality, and adaptability that are necessary for a company to remain competitive. However, CIM will not happen at all if management does not plan for it. This article describes the process of planning and implementing CIM, and discusses its important issues. The process... View full abstract»

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  • 3-D modelling in a teaching company scheme

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):177 - 180
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    This paper outlines part of a teaching company scheme in advanced manufacturing technology. Attention is drawn to the outcome of work carried out by just one of the Associates, which was on the evaluation of 3-D modellers within an advanced industrial environment. The scheme is between British Aerospace plc, Aircraft Group, Warton Division, Preston, and Lancashire Polytechnic, also at Preston. The... View full abstract»

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  • Managing CAD in heavy electrical engineering

    Publication Year: 1989, Page(s):181 - 184
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    This paper draws on work carried out at the Science Policy Research Unit (SPRU), for the Engineering Industry Training Board (EITB) during 1988. This was the culmination of an eight-year programme, of case-study based research, considering the implications of CAD for skills and training in UK engineering. It concluded that, despite investments in sophisticated systems, firms found implementation p... View full abstract»

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