Accession Number : ADA328768

Title :   Sixth NSF Grantees' Conference on Production Research and Technology, Held at West Lafayette, Indiana on September 27-29, 1978

Corporate Author : PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN

PDF Url : ADA328768

Report Date : 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 159

Abstract : This collection of papers on manufacturing technology research was presented at the Sixth Annual NSF Grantees' Conference. The first paper discusses the goals, history, scope, and activities of the Production Research and Technology Program. Several research presentations concern geometric modeling, a computer-aided injection molding system, a design for economic manufacture, optional planning of Computerized manufacturing systems, and, the design and analysis of such systems for small parts with emphasis on non-palletized parts of rotation. Subsequent papers include progress in flexible automation and materials handling research, modeling and analysis of materials handling systems, a generalized manufacturing simulator, in-process optical gauging for numerical machine tool control and automated processes, holographic laser material processing, industrial robot control systems, and computer integrated assembly systems. A list of attendees comprises the appendix.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, AUTOMATION, ROBOTS, HOLOGRAPHY, LASER MATERIALS, MOLDING TECHNIQUES, PRODUCTION MODELS.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE