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Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, 1997:
Proceedings of the Seventh International FAIM Conference

ISBN Print: 978-1-56700-089-4

ISBN Online: 978-1-56700-442-7

The objectives of the Seventh International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM '97) are to support the international exchange of experience about outstanding industrial developments and the latest results of production research.

Table of Contents

DEVELOPING A WEBSITE FOR THE FORMATION OF VIRTUAL ENTERPRISES Carlos Bremer, Edson dos S. Moreira, Fredy J. Valente, Paulo C. de Carvalho Dias pages 13-23
FACILITY LOCATION AND RELOCATION IN GLOBAL MANUFACTURING STRATEGY Bahrain Emamizadeh, Reza Zanjirani Farahani pages 24-34
AGILITY: MORE THAN A BUZZWORD? Leon F. McGinnis pages 35-42
ECONOMIC VALUE ADDED BY MANUFACTURING FIRMS William G. Sullivan pages 43-48
Product design methodological contribution based on product decisions : Proposition of reference decisionnal process Jean Renaud, Vincent Boly, Valerie Rault-Jacquot, Laure Morel, Claudine Guidat pages 49-56
SIMULTANEOUS PRODUCT/PROCESS DESIGN FOR DISASSEMBLY Matthew D. Bauer, David W. Rosen pages 57-68
INTERACTIVE METHOD FOR GROUPING OPERATIONS IN ASSEMBLY LINE DESIGN Fabrice Pellichero, Alain Delchambre, Bertrand Mareschal pages 111-122
GENERIC MODELLING OF CELL CONTROL SYSTEMS AND PRODUCTION RESOURCES Per Gullander , Par Klingstam , Par Martensson pages 123-134
ADVANCED CONTROL OF A DISTILLATION COLUMN M. Leek , D. Peel pages 145-156
PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLERS PROGRAM GENERATION USING A TEXTUAL INTERFACE Orlando Duran , Antonio Batocchio pages 183-192
GLOBAL BUSINESS PROCESS RE-ENGINEERING: A SYSTEM DYNAMICS BASED APPROACH Jalal Ashayeri , R. Keij , A. Broker pages 193-203
THE IMPORTANCE OF CLIENT REQUIREMENTS PROCESSING IN CONCURRENT ENGINEERING J. M. Kamara, C. J. Anumba, N. F. O. Evbuomwan pages 228-238
A COMPUTER-AIDED PLANNING SYSTEM FOR THE PRE-CAST CONCRETE INDUSTRY Nashwan Dawood , B. Hobbs, A. Kalian pages 239-248
A METHOD FOR INTEGRATING FORM ERRORS INTO TOLERANCE ANALYSIS Scott Pierce , David W. Rosen pages 249-260
AN OPEN OPTIMIZATION SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING OF MANUFACTURING PROCESSES W. Sauer, G. Weigert, D. Hampel pages 261-268
AN UP-TO-DATE SHOP FLOOR MODEL FOR SHORT TERM PRODUCTION CONTROL Hans Kurt Tonshoff, Marc Sielemann pages 269-279
MODELLING AND CONTROL OF A PLASTICATING EXTRUDER C. K. S. Ho, LG. French, C. S. Cox, A. Jones pages 292-299
IMPROVED CONTROL OF MIMO PROCESSES USING GENETIC ALGORITHMS LG. French, C. K. S. Ho, C. S. Cox, K. C. S. Ng pages 300-311
A COLLABORATIVE MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING EDUCATION PROGRAM IN OREGON G. A. Spolek, R. D. Dryden, S. J. T. Owen pages 312-316
ERGONOMICS OF MATERIAL HANDLING Karl H. E. Kroemer pages 326-338
FRONTIER BASED SCHEDULING IN FMS Gregory B. Jones, Manbir S. Sodhi, Victor Fay Wolfe pages 387-395
ERROR BUDGET CONTROL IN COORDINATE MEASURING SYSTEMS M. M. Sfantsikopoulos , S.C. Diplaris, V. S. Issopoulos, D. A. Mills pages 396-405
PERFORMANCE TESTING OF HAND HELD SCANNERS FOR TWO DIMENSIONAL BAR CODE SYMBOLOGIES Richard E. Billo, Bopaya Bidanda, Martin Adickes pages 416-423
DESIGN SOFTWARE FOR SPECIFICATION AND ANALYSIS OF DISCRETE EVENT MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS T.O. Boucher, M. A. Jafari, R. C. Wurl, A. Yalcin pages 449-460
FUNCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR METHODS TO SUPPORT EARLY-STAGE SPACE MISSION DESIGN Richard C. Anderson, Michael R. Duffey, Kevin W. Lyons pages 461-470
Analysis of k−Stage Automated Production Flow Lines with Recirculating Conveyor Buffer Storage William E. Biles, John S. Usher, Jacqueline M. Sprinkle pages 471-482
A MANUFACTURING CELL CONTROLLER ARCHITECTURE Antonio Quintas, Paulo Leitao pages 483-493
DESIGN AND REALIZATION OF INTELLIGENT AUTOMATED WORK-CELLS Heinz Ulrich, Willi Durig pages 494-503
A VISION BASED INSPECTION SYSTEM OF PISTONS Dezhong Hong, Thompson Sarkodie-Gyan, Andrew W. Campbell pages 517-523
SETUP MANAGEMENT ISSUES IN PRINTED CIRCUIT CARD ASSEMBLY SYSTEMS Kimberly P. Ellis, Leon F. McGinnis , Jane C. Ammons pages 571-581
SPIN CASTING OF METAL PARTS DIRECTLY FROM RP MASTERS P.M. Hackney, M. Sarwar, S. Widdows pages 600-613
Economic Evaluation of Rapid Prototyping in the Development of New Products Guangming Zhang, Mark Richardson , Rena Surana pages 622-632
Architecture for low volume AGV controlled FMS Fergus G. Maughan, Huw J. Lewis pages 652-658
A TWO-HOLE CLAMPING STRATEGY WITH GEOMETRIC TOLERANCING FOR SETUP PLANNING Jueng-Shing Hwang, William A. Miller pages 659-668
ROUTING FLEXIBILITY IN A JUST-IN-TIME SYSTEM Min-Chun Yu, Timothy J. Greene pages 683-694
EFFECTS OF NEGOTIATION MECHANISMS ON PERFORMANCE OF AGENT BASED MANUFACTURING SYSTEMS Naga K.C. Krothapalli, Abhijit V. Deshmukh pages 705-718
VALIDATION AND SIMULATION OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING DATA Anan Mungwattana, John Shewchuk, Albert Jones pages 719-728
GETTING STARTED IN RAPID PROTOTYPING M. Sarwar, S. Hogarth, P.M. Hackney pages 739-750
ADVANCES IN RAPID TOOLING IN PRODUCT INTRODUCTION PROCESSES Anthony Venus , Amerdeep Riat pages 760-768
TWO DIMENSIONAL STRESS ANALYSIS OF WORKING CONDITIONS ON THE PATELLA F. Nabhani, A.N. Hart, C. J. Connor, M. Wake pages 769-775
A CASE STUDY OF INTERACTIVE DESIGN OF A PRODUCT AND ITS ASSEMBLY LINE Th. Vast, B. Raucent, F. Petit pages 776-786
AN INTRODUCTION TO DESIGN FOR ENVIRONMENT AND ASSESSMENT OF DESIGN AIDS Philip M. Wolfe, Tom Caporello, David Bedworth pages 787-793
SMALL FIRMS, BIG STOCKS? Michael Bedwell, Paul Higginbottom , Sharon Sandhu pages 803-809
SIMULATION AND COST ACCOUNTING A. Redlein, R. Rohrhofer, G. Schildt pages 810-819
PRODUCT COSTING FOR AUTOMATED FACTORIES Richard Giglio pages 820-827
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT OF WORK TEAMS FOR COMPETITIVE MANUFACTURE A. J. R. Smith , M. Burwood pages 828-841
STRATEGIC TARGET COSTING Pui-Mun Lee , William G. Sullivan pages 850-858
MULTI-CRITERIA EVALUATION OF AUTOMATED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGIES Budi Saleh, Sabah Randhawa, Thomas West pages 859-866
A NEW APPROACH TO SMALL PARTS VIBRATORY CONVEYING A H Redford, F Dhailami pages 887-897
THE APPLICATION OF QFD TO THE MANUFACTURE OF ENGINE BEARINGS John D. Foster , William G. Sullivan pages 898-909
INTELLIGENT MANUFACTURING AND LATERALISATION W. F. Gaughran pages 922-931
CREATION OF SOLID MODELS USING MRI SCANNING F. Nabhani, A.N. Hart, C. J. Connor, M. Wake pages 932-938
PC BASED ROLL STRESS ANALYSIS J. Gui, LG. French, P. Blackburn, M. Munir Ahmad pages 939-946
A REVIEW AND COMPARISON OF EMERGING VIRTUAL 3-D TOOLS FOR PRODUCT DESIGN Grace M. Bochenek, James M. Ragusa pages 947-957
FACTORY AND LOGISTICS PLANNING WITH VIRTUAL REALITY R. D. Schraft, J. Neugebauer, K. Grefen pages 958-968
WHAT IS REAL-TIME AND HOW SHOULD WE USE IT? Antony Eddison pages 969-976
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