By George Chryssolouris
Production platforms: conception and perform, moment version, presents an outline of producing platforms from the floor up. it really is meant for college students on the undergraduate or graduate point who're attracted to production, practising engineers who wish an outline of the problems and instruments used to deal with difficulties in production platforms, and bosses with a technical heritage who are looking to turn into extra accustomed to production concerns. The publication has six chapters which were prepared based on the series used while developing and working a producing approach. hence, the themes emphasized are: the choice framework for production, the producing strategies, the producing apparatus and computing device instruments, the layout for production and the operation of producing platforms. The ebook makes an attempt a compromise among idea and perform in all addressed production structures matters, masking a protracted spectrum of matters from conventional production tactics to cutting edge applied sciences corresponding to digital fact, Nanotechnology and speedy Prototyping.
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This is because the flexibility debate has concentrated on the ability of a manufacturing system to produce a spectrum of products both quickly and economically. However, other aspects of flexibility are equally important. A detailed classification of the different aspects or types of flexibility  includes: • Machine flexibility: the ease of making changes required to produce a given set of part types. • Process flexibility: the ability to produce a given set of part types, possibly using different materials, in different ways.
In general, the production rate or availability of a transfer line machine is maximized at an operating speed, which is below the maximum operating speed. 21, the production rate behaviour of the transfer line (assuming no safety stocks) can be predicted. /, R/ and A/ be the individual machine failure rates, reliabilities and availabilities respectively in a transfer line with n machines, then we know: R = Rl X R2 X .. *. K — K\ '^ K2 ~^ ' ' ' ~^ /^n 20 1. Introduction 100 m\\\ 90 80 S (0 I N c c '" I I 1 Pi IK N 60 50 1 1 1 1 1 1 40 KM 111 1 K1 1 1 1 1 1 1\ l^ 1 30 No.
The second viewpoint is that flexibility is a relative attribute, which depends not only on the manufacturing system itself, but also on the external demands placed upon the manufacturing system. To make the point concrete: it is not the total number of part types produced that makes a system flexible; it is rather the fraction produced from the demanded part types. The various discounted cash flow flexibility measures [11-13] are based upon this second viewpoint, since they require, for the calculation of cost and revenue cash flows, forecasts of demand for the products of the manufacturing system.