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Computer-Aided Engineering Journal

Issue 5 • Date Oct. 1990

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  • A tool-path algorithm exhibiting improved collisional behaviour

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):135 - 140
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    In NC machining and photoplotting applications, tool paths are generated as offset curves. The problem of avoiding collision between tool and work in tool-path generation is described, with emphasis on the problem of generating a tool path to cut away small pieces of material. An algorithm is presented which treats collisions in the fundamental algorithm design, avoiding the danger of a cumbersome... View full abstract»

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  • ROBOSIM: a CAD-based off-line programming and analysis system for robotic manipulators

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):141 - 148
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    In order for a robotic manipulator to perform useful work, it must be programmed to accomplish the desired task or motion cycle. There are many methods available for interfacing the human user with the industrial robot. This article concentrates on the off-line programming, analysis and interactive computer simulation of a general five-axis revolute robotic manipulator. An off-line programming sys... View full abstract»

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  • Organisation, people and technology: advanced manufacturing in the 1990s

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):149 - 153
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    This article addresses the issue of organisation and people in advanced manufacturing. It is argued that market demands for greater flexibility, improved quality and reduced costs can not be met by technology alone. There is a need to abandon the technology-led approach and to adopt a balanced method based on organisation, people and technology. The need is to develop manufacturing strategies base... View full abstract»

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  • Using a common host system to develop software products for a variety of target computer environments

    Publication Year: 1990, Page(s):129 - 134
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    Systems development engineers and programmers in many industrial and commercial situations face the problem of implementing similar software products on a wide range of target computer systems. To provide modern high-quality design and implementation tools on a large range of different development systems would be uneconomical. This article discusses the advantages of using a common host developme... View full abstract»

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