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Visionary manufacturing challenges for 2020 / Committee on Visionary Manufacturing Challenges, Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design, Commission on Engineering and Technical Systems, National Research Council.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. Research, Industrial—United States—Planning. 2. Production management—Technological innovations—United States. 3. Concurrent engineering—United States.  I. National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design. Committee on Visionary Manufacturing Challenges.
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