Evolution of Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM). Computer-Aided Design (CAD). Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM). CAD/CAM Integration. Review of automation and control technologies. Material Handling technologies. Data Communication technologies. Automatic Data Acquisition technologies. Database Management technologies. Various Manufacturing Systems: Group Technology & Cellular Manufacturing Systems, Flexible Manufacturing Systems, Transfer lines, Automated Assembly Systems. Quality Control Systems. Computer-Aided Process Planning. Concurrent Engineering. Production Planning and Control Systems. Lean and Agile Manufacturing. Web-based manufacturing.
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