Accession Number : ADA210534

Title :   Laser Technologies in Industry.

Corporate Author : PORTO UNIV (PORTUGAL)

PDF Url : ADA210534

Report Date : Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 364

Abstract : LASER TECHNOLOGIES in INDUSTRY was designed to provide an assessment of and the dissemination of information on the following aspects of LASER technologies for industry: metrology, detection, machine and process control, nondestructive testing for quality improvement; processing of metallic and non metallic materials for increasing the productivity of small manufacturing enterprises; applications to robotics and automation (equipment and systems, cost-benefit analysis) technology transfer mechanisms, European programs for technological development. The impact areas intended were: technological innovation; rationalization usage of traditional and new materials; creation of new designs and manufacturing methods; methods for the fabrication of new types of products; productivity increases; quality improvements; and greater competitiveness for European industry in European and world markets with resulting benefits in terms of expanded markets created by new products, improved competitive positions through better quality products, introduction of new manufacturing technologies having greater commercial impact, and introduction of innovative manufacturing technologies facilitating new fabrication methods and the ability to fabricate new types of products. Symposia; Portugal. (jhd)

Descriptors :   *INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, *LASER APPLICATIONS, *MANUFACTURING, COMMERCE, COST ANALYSIS, EXPANSION, FABRICATION, GLOBAL, INFORMATION TRANSFER, MARKETING, METHODOLOGY, METROLOGY, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, PORTUGAL, PRODUCTIVITY, QUALITY, ROBOTICS, SYMPOSIA, TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER

Subject Categories : Lasers and Masers

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE