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Computer-Aided Engineering Journal

Issue 3 • Date June 1988

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  • A company approach to the implementation and management problems of mechanical CADCAM

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):93 - 96
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    This article gives an overview of the specific problems encountered during a CADCAM implementation scheme that was conducted within a small-batch mechanical manufacturing company. The authors classify two kinds of barriers to the effective deployment of CADCAM technology, i.e. organisational and technical. An outline of the problems created by each barrier is presented, together with a discussion ... View full abstract»

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  • Variant design as a method of automating the design process

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):97 - 102
    Cited by:  Papers (1)
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    This paper describes the design process within a CIM environment, where automated information processing is expected. Two options for structuring the design process are discussed, namely form and variant design systems. The variant design process is shown to provide advantages which offer a rapid path to integration. While the form design system also potentially provides the same advantages, and f... View full abstract»

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  • Shape models in computer integrated manufacture-a review

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):103 - 112
    Cited by:  Patents (1)
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    Existing computer-aided manufacturing systems are based on models of shape tailored to a particular process. Computer integrated manufacture involves many different processes, and hence requires more complete models of components or assemblies. This can be provided by solid modelling techniques extended to include extra data related to manufacture such as form features and tolerances. These develo... View full abstract»

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  • Automating information transfer in manufacturing systems

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):113 - 121
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    International competition is dictating the need for increased levels of information integration in manufacturing industry, whereby the responsiveness and efficiency of systems can be advanced. This article outlines the relative roles of various standards and initiatives (including MAP/TOP, IGES, PDES/STEP and EDIF) and associated major research programmes aimed at facilitating manufacturing system... View full abstract»

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  • SYCO-a silicon compiler for VLSI ASICs specified by algorithms

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):122 - 130
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    The SYCO system is a silicon compiler for VLSI ASICs specified by algorithms. SYCO starts from an algorithmic description and produces a circuit that realises the algorithm. Although SYCO starts from a high-level hardware description language, the translation scheme from algorithmic description to layout is easy to understand, and there is a correspondence between the input description and the lay... View full abstract»

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  • Real-time monitoring of test and quality control management

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):132 - 136
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    For engineering test and quality control management to be effective it is essential that meaningful and reliable data from production, test and quality control departments is made available as quickly as possible. The existence of a time lag between data collection, analysis and report generation, largely accepted as inevitable in the past, can have a devastating effect on today's fast moving larg... View full abstract»

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  • Automating for quality (PC boards)

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):137 - 139
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    Driven by competitive pressures, new technology and changes in the production process, the electronics industry is finding it necessary to move to strict statistical quality control techniques and to build up fault databases for long-term analyses. The volume of data required for this cannot be managed without the use of computer-based systems. One company involved in the telecommunications indust... View full abstract»

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  • Using computers in software quality assurance

    Publication Year: 1988, Page(s):140 - 141
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    In comparison with established hardware configuration control practices, the introduction of automation to the software quality assurance process has its own special considerations. This paper discusses the need for automated techniques to ensure and maintain the quality of large computer programs.<> View full abstract»

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