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Manufacturing excellence : the competitive edge

Author: Tilo Pfeifer
Publisher: London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st English language edView all editions and formats
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This book presents the state-of-the-art in manufacturing engineering from the German perspective. 5.The Environment, new manufacturing strategies to achieve a competitive edge are presented. The  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Manufacturing excellence.
London ; New York : Chapman & Hall, 1994
(OCoLC)621025374
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tilo Pfeifer
ISBN: 0412567806 9780412567803
OCLC Number: 29254554
Description: viii, 571 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine derived contents note: Preface ix --
Part One: Business Strategies 1 --
1 Competitive strategies for a global market 3 --
1.1 Changing demands imposed on production engineering 3 --
1.2 Process orientation --
a comprehensive approach 11 --
1.3 Partners for reorganization 25 --
1.4. Recapitulation 33 --
2 Quality management as a corporate strategy 35 --
2.1. Introduction 35 --
2.2 The current sphere of influence of quality management 41 --
2.3 Quality management as a corporate strategy 42 --
2.4 Examples of the application of quality management strategies 54 --
2.5 Recapitulation and prospects 57 --
3 Strategies for the introduction of a quality --
management system 59 --
3.1 Introduction 59 --
3.2 Prerequisites for the introduction of a QM system 59 --
3.3 System of defining objectives by consensus 63 --
3.4 Case studies 66 --
3.5 Implementation of Quality Management systems --
costs --
and benefits (example: Messrs Edelmann) 75 --
3.6 Recapitulation 77 --
Part Two: Product Development --
4 Supplier involvement in product development --
risks and potentials 81 --
4.1 Introduction 81 --
4.2 Objectives for cooperative product development --
partnerships 84 --
4.3 Characterization of the product development partnership 88 --
4.4 Guidelines for product development partnerships 103 --
4.5 Summary 108 --
5 The design workstation of the future --
from initial design --
to NC programming 109 --
5.1 Introduction 109 --
5.2 State of the art in the field of computer-aided --
product planning 111 --
5.3 Trends in computer-aided product development 114 --
5.4 System architecture of the design workstation of the future 117 --
5.5 System modules for the design workstation 125 --
5.6 Summary and outlook 140 --
5.7 Glossary 143 --
6 Innovative software technologies for quality management 145 --
6.1 Requirements relating to the application of data processing --
in quality management 145 --
6.2 The deployment of innovative software technologies for --
quality management 156 --
6.3 The deployment of innovative software technologies --
a competitive advantage 168 --
7 Rapid prototyping: the way ahead 173 --
7.1 Time as a competitive factor 173 --
7.2 Prototype requirements in product development 177 --
7.3 Methods of prototype production 180 --
7.4 Prerequisites and procedures for the implementation of --
rapid prototyping 195 --
7.5 Conclusion 198 --
Part Three: Production 201 --
8 Resource-orientated design of production systems 203 --
8.1 Introduction and definition of the problem area 203 --
8.2 Primary objectives 206 --
8.3 Elements of resource-oriented production design 209 --
8.4. Summary and outlook 226 --
9 The key of efficient process and manufacturing --
sequences --
technological development and innovation 229 --
9.1 Introduction 229 --
9.2 Basic requirements for cost-minimized production 230 --
9.3 Available resources 238 --
9.4 Summary 265 --
10 Superior tools as a basis for tomorrow's manufacturing 267 --
10.1 The future scope of requirements for --
production engineering 267 --
10.2 The improvement of conventional tools via new --
processes 271 --
10.3 New machining processes for new materials 280 --
10.4 New technologies for the manufacture of innovative --
products 284 --
10.5 Summary 288 --
11 Integrated Quality inspections 291 --
11.1 Introduction 291 --
11.2 Production metrology today 292 --
11.3 Controlling processes by monitoring states 298 --
11.4 Sensors for process surveillance 301 --
11.5 Post-process measuring equipment monitors --
capable processes 305 --
11.6 Monitoring of quality control equipment 307 --
11.7 Summary and outlook 312 --
Part Four: Production Plants 315 --
12 Fast --
precise --
clean: the machine tool in the --
context of conflicting interests of economy and ecology 317 --
12.1 Introduction 317 --
12.2 Development trends in the machine tool --
manufacturing sector 320 --
12.3 Increasing the economic efficiency of a machine tool 323 --
12.4 Improving the reliability of a machine tool 331 --
12.5 Increasing the precision of a machine tool 334 --
12.6 Increasing the machining speed of a machine tool 343 --
12.7 Improving the environmental compatibility of --
a machine tool 349 --
12.8 Summary 353 --
13 The open controller --
key element of high-performance --
production facilities 355 --
13.1 The background situation 355 --
13.2 The scope of functions and deficiencies of moder --
numerical controllers 359 --
13.3 Essential functions of open controllers 362 --
13.4 The implementation of open control systems 373 --
13.5 Summary and outlook 382 --
14 Robotics in production systems 385 --
14.1 Introduction 385 --
14.2 The course of development of robotics and current fields --
of application 387 --
14.3 Definition of problems for small batch sizes and suitable --
approaches for solving such problems 409 --
14.4 Summary and prospects 447 --
Part Five: Environment 449 --
15 Cooling lubricants --
the ecological challenge facing --
production engineering 451 --
15.1 Introduction 451 --
15.2 Environmental problems occurring within the --
work process 454 --
15.3 Problems related to cooling lubricants 457 --
15.4 Approaches to reducing environmental pollution 473 --
15.5 Recapitulation and prospects 493 --
16 Strategic cost/benefit evaluation of product --
development, production and waste disposal 495 --
16.1 Introduction 495 --
16.2 Systems of objectives in changing times 497 --
16.3 Strategies for evaluation: tools for target-oriented --
decision support 503 --
16.4 Case studies 517 --
16.5 Conclusions and prospects 520 --
Appendix A: Members of the working groups 523 --
Appendix B: References 531.
Responsibility: T. Pfeifer [and others].
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