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