Title: Present status and future of computer-aided technologies from vehicle design to manufacturing

Authors: Toshiaki Takaki, Masahiro Hirao

Addresses: Mazda Motor Corporation, 3-1 Shinchi, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken, 730-9 1, Japan. ' Mazda Motor Corporation, 3-1 Shinchi, Fuchu-cho, Aki-gun, Hiroshima-ken, 730-9 1, Japan

Abstract: Computer-aided technologies are being actively developed and introduced in the car industry, and are expected to have an increasingly wide range of applications. Among the technologies, this paper focuses on CAD/CAM, CAE, CAT and FA, describing their current status and discussing the direction the technologies will take in response to the progress of the technologies relating to database, network, artificial intelligence and computers. In this paper, computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) is depicted as a future image of computer-aided technologies. To make CIM a reality, reorganisation of work processes will take on increased importance in addition to improvements in computer systems.

Keywords: computer-aided design; CAD; computer-aided manufacture; CAM; computer-aided technologies; computer-integrated manufacturing; CIM; future trends; automated manufacturing; vehicle design; computer-aided testing; CAT; factory automation; artifical intelligence; AI.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.1989.062661

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 1989 Vol.2 No.3, pp.159 - 165

Available online: 11 Jun 2014 *

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