Applications in Computer-Aided Design and Numerical Control Manufacturing Using Automated Drafting and Digitizing.
Technical rept. Jul 71-Sep 72,
EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD
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The report discusses an automated drafting and digitizing system for Army Materiel Command AMC. This system was to be tested for its capability in preparing concept, experimental, prototype, and production drawings. The system was also studied for its capability of producing numerical control NC tapes through a digitizing process for production of limited quantity spare repair parts and RDTE prototype items. In exploring the equipment, the system was found to have an extremely high potential in the making of drawings, producing and verifying NC tapes, performing engineering calculations, and manipulating numerical data into various graphic forms. The report contains various examples and illustrations that have been produced by the automatic drafting and digitizing system. The accomplishments achieved through the use of this equipment have resulted in a significant cost reduction. It is, therefore, concluded that this project has been highly successful, and the purchase of such equipment is highly recommemded to other government agencies to help reduce long engineering lead times and achieve substantial cost savings. Author
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems