Accession Number:

ADA051670

Title:

ICAM Program Prospectus

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The U.S. Air Forces program for Integrated Computer-Aided manufacturing ICAM was brought about by needs and pressures in state-of-the- art technologies, economics, increasing human limitations, aerospace design and manufacturing complexity, computer developments, and competition from abroad. These factors will bring ICAM on the American scene eventually, with or without an Air Force role. However, since the government is a large customer of manufacturing production, and since the ICAM program is a logical extension of a previous Air Force project, the ICAM program is a practical effort to greatly shorten the implementation timespan for incorporation of compatible and standardized techniques and to provide unified direction for industry. ICAM is essentially a program and development plan to produce systematically related modules for efficient manufacturing control. Modules may be separately developed, and may be individually implemented in industry, with short-term gains. But the primary benefits of the modular structure will only be evident in a fully-integrated system.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE