Machining FMS: Tendencies of Development

Tchijov, I. (1989). Machining FMS: Tendencies of Development. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-89-051

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One of Saint-Exupery's heros said: "We are forecasting the past". This is why, in order to predict the future FMS diffusion as well as its development, the author had to analyze historical tendencies of the changes of the indicators, collected in the FMS World Data Bank. The current version of the Bank includes more than 38 indicators for about 808 FMS installed in the world industry.

Approximately 750 systems give information on the year of installation, This is why a clustering of the data by years of installation allows to compare the average indicators for each FMS generation and to retrieve some temporal tendencies.

The paper focuses on the general development tendencies for the system used in machining and manufacturing processes, as well as on the East-West comparison of the tendencies. It presents statistically reliable results, which could be extremely useful for the prediction of FMS development and diffusion.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:59
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:13

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