FMS FOR PROTOTYPE COMPONENT PARTS IN THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY
The maturation of the car market has brought requirements for higher grades, clearer differentiation and more individualization of products. This has made it necessary to shorten the lead time for new product development. The paper describes the flexible manufacturing systems that have been developed for machining prototype powertrain components. These systems make it possible to produce all kinds of new parts easily and quickly. They provide ample flexibilityfor producing small lots of large variety of parts. They also assure improved tooling capabilities and better NC program management. Further, these systems permit the use of common jigs and automated material handling systems, which work to reduce setup time.
- Included in Nissan Technical Review, No. 26, pp 189-195, 1989.
Nissan Motor Company, Limited17-1 Ginza 6-chome, Chuo-ku
Tokyo 104, Japan
- Tatsukami, K
- TANAKA, S
- Honda, T
- Publication Date: 1989
- Pagination: 8 p.
- TRT Terms: Automobile industry; Automobiles; Components; Manufacturing; Power trains; Prototypes
- Subject Areas: Bridges and other structures; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00615931
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM