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Computer-Aided Engineering Journal

Issue 2 • Date April 1986

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  • News

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 42 - 44
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  • The CADCAM data exchange technical centre

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 45 - 46
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    As the use of CAE becomes more widespread, there is an increasing need for the transfer of data between systems in electronic machine-readable form. The CADCAM Data Exchange Technical Centre at Leeds has been set up to help firms transfer product specification data from one CAD system to another. View full abstract»

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  • Open learning¿a new training initiative for CAE

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 47 - 49
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    The MSC's Open Tech programme aims to provide the opportunity for adult industrial training and re-training. One of the key areas in which a need for innovative training has been identified is in computer-aided engineering. View full abstract»

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  • End user project management for Holset FMS

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 50 - 55
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    A multi-process £4.5 million flexible manufacturing system to manufacture a variety of sub-assemblies for Holset Engineering has been under development for over two years. The system uses a range of sophisticated machines, seven gantry type robots, an AGV transport system and numerous computer controls. Holset has taken the unique approach of conducting the project management itself, specifying its exact requirements to equipment suppliers. This paper discusses the reasons for end users considering this approach, the disadvantages in not accepting project responsibility, and the lessons learned by the Holset FMS project team from developing a user-oriented system. View full abstract»

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  • Customing to improve CADCAM performance

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 56 - 58
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    A little customised software can substantially increase the benefits to be gained from a general-purpose CADCAM system. Often only relatively modest costs are involved. This article considers some typical applications for customising, the need for data links with other systems and some design and development issues. View full abstract»

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  • A computer system for small-batch sheet metal manufacture

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 60 - 63
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    Historically, manufacturing methods for thin sheet metal components have been governed by the machine tool technology available. The advent of integrated CADCAM systems makes possible new methods that encompass production control geared to automation and the minimisation of batch sizes. This article describes a computer system that makes it possible to manufacture sheet metal components to order in small batches, without wastage of material, additional manpower or loss of production priorities. The machining sequence for a component is defined against a job number, and is queued in priority order according to material, thickness and tooling requirements. From these queues the system automatically generates NC programs for nested sheets with optimised machining across the sheet. View full abstract»

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  • Products

    Publication Year: 1986 , Page(s): 64 - 66
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