Production Engineering - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780750612623, 9781483102122

Production Engineering

1st Edition

The Competitive Edge

Authors: Manfred Weck Walter Eversheim Wilfried König
eBook ISBN: 9781483102122
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 22nd April 1991
Page Count: 516
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Production Engineering: The Competitive Edge describes the applications of advanced manufacturing technologies and their environmental impact. This book contains four chapters that explore particularly the implementation of high-performance integrated system in production engineering.

The first chapter deals with the association between product design, market, and manufacturing requirements, followed by a review of production management and economic and human oriented operation of production systems. The second chapter tackles the principles of the so-called “Intelligent Technologies”, the potential of material-adapted machines, and environmental responsibility of manufacturing technologies. The third chapter highlights the design and realization of manufacturing equipment. This chapter also looks into the problem of interfacing in material flow in integrated systems, the concept of shop floor techniques, and the reduction of initial operation and standstill times of complex manufacturing machines. The fourth chapter considers quality assurance methods, including quality control loops, network, and optoelectronic measurements.

This book will prove useful to workers in the fields of development, engineering design, operations scheduling, manufacturing, assembly, quality assurance, personnel management, and accounting departments.

Table of Contents

1. Information and Organization: Resources for Advanced Manufacturing

1.1 Strategies for the Factory of the Future

1.2 Product Design Between Market and Manufacturing Requirements

1.3 Production Management - The Key to Successful Manufacturing

1.4 Economic and Human-Oriented Operation of Production Systems

2. Toward a More Sophisticated Use of Manufacturing Technologies

2.1 Production Reliability and Quality through "Intelligent Technologies"

2.2 Increased Efficiency of Tools

2.3 Material-Adapted Machining Opens Up New Productivity Potential

2.4 Manufacturing Technologies and Environmental Responsibility

3. Efficient Manufacturing Equipment: From Single Machines to Integrated Systems

3.1 Design and Realization of Manufacturing Equipment

3.2 Material Flow in Integrated Systems: The Problem of Interfacing

3.3 Shop Floor Control Techniques for Flexible Manufacturing Systems

3.4 Ways to Reduce the Initial Operation and Stand-Still Times of Complex Manufacturing Machines

4. Quality Assurance: A Key Function in all Fields of Manufacturing

4.1 Quality Control Loops: The Core of Integrated Quality Assurance

4.2 Networks as a Basic Requirement for Quality Management

4.3 Optoelectric Measurements for On-Line Quality Assurance



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Manfred Weck

Walter Eversheim

Wilfried König

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