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CAD/CAM: Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing by JR. - Department of Industrial Engineering, Lehigh University Emory W. Zimmers,, Mikell P. Groover

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Chapter 20Computer-Integrated Manufacturing Systems

20.1 Introduction

In the discrete product manufacturing industries, the most automated form of production is the computer-integrated manufacturing system. A variety of other names have been given to these systems, including flexible manufacturing system (FMS), variable mission manufacturing (VMM), and computerized manufacturing system. The different titles all refer to a production system which consists of a group of NC machines connected together by an automated materials handling system and operating under computer control.

Computer-integrated manufacturing systems (CIMS) incorporate many of the individual CAD/CAM technologies and concepts which we have discussed throughout this book. These ...

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