Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
|Introduction to Advanced Manufacturing Engineering|
Manufacturing is derived from the Latin word manufactures means made by hand. In a modern context, it involves making products from raw material by using various processes, by making use of hand tools, machinery or even computers. It is, therefore, a study of the processes required to make parts and to assemble them in machines.
Process Engineering, in its application to engineering industries, shows how the different problems related to the development of various machines may be solved by a study of physical, chemical and other laws governing the manufacturing process.
The study of manufacturing reveals those parameters which can be most efficiently being influenced to increase production and raise its accuracy. Advance manufacturing engineering involves the following concepts:
- Process planning.
- Process sheets.
- Route sheets.
- Cutting tools, machine tools (traditional, numerical control (NC), and computerized numerical control (CNC).
- Jigs and Fixtures.
- Dies and Moulds.
- Manufacturing Information Generation.
- CNC part programs.
- Robot programmers.
- Flexible Manufacturing Systems (FMS), Group Technology (GT) and Computer integrated manufacturing (CIM).