This 1,172-page book contains original and not previously published analyses of how automation, cloud computing and novel software are being applied to improve the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of many industries in all parts of the world. The data shows how digital control strategies are implemented at each phase of manufacturing, beginning with product formulation and the organization of knowledge and the manufacturing enterprise and leading to overall cost reduction and quality and safety enhancements. In this title, chapters were developed initially for presentation at the FAIM 2014 conference, held May 20-23, 2014. It features over 142 original presentations on new technologies in lean manufacturing - from product development to machinery, processing, modelling, management and logistics. It includes data for 3D-printing, biomedical, oil and gas, construction, power transmission, shipping, materials engineering and many other industries.
Publisher: DEStech Publications, Inc