Title

Toward an Intelligent Machine Tool for Flexible Manufacturing

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Publication Date

1989

Publisher

Elsevier

Source Publication

Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing

Source ISSN

0736-5845

Abstract

The need to manufacture accurate and inexpensive components in small batches has spurred the development of flexible manufacturing systems (FMSs). This paper reviews the basic components of FMSs and describes efforts currently underway at Carnegie-Mellon University to create an autonomous machine tool for the factory of the future. The machine tool would operate under computer control for part handling (manipulation), part fixturing, and metal cutting. This work argues for model-based engineering approaches integrated with expert systems that attempt to encapsulate the craftsmanships skills of human expert machinists.

Comments

Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, Vol. 6, No. 3 (1989): 229-236. DOI.

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