Accession Number:

ADA137891

Title:

Manufacturing Information System.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. no. 2, 1 Jul-31 Oct 83,

Corporate Author:

BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIV PROVO UT COMPUTER AIDED MFG LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-22

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

Abstract:

The size and cost of manufacturing equipment has made it extremely difficult to perform realistic modeling and simulation of the manufacturing process in university research laboratories. Likewise the size and cost factors, coupled with many uncontrolled variables of the production situation has even made it difficult to perform adequate manufacturing research in the industrial setting. Only the largest companies can afford manufacturing research laboratories research results are often held proprietary and seldom find their way into the university classroom to aid in education and training of new manufacturing engineers. It is the purpose for this research to continue the development of miniature prototype equipment suitable for use in an integrated CADCAM Laboratory. The equipment being developed is capable of actually performing production operations e.g. drilling, milling, turning, punching, etc. on metallic and non-metallic workpieces. The integrated CADCAM Mini-Lab is integrating high resolution, computer graphics, parametric design, parametric NC parts programmings, CNC machine control, automated storage and retrieval, with robotics materials handling. The availability of miniature CADCAM laboratory equipment will provide the basis for intensive laboratory research on manufacturing information systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
  • Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE