To maintain competitiveness in the emerging global economy, U.S. manufacturing must rise to new standards of product quality, responsiveness to customers, and process flexibility. This volume presents a concise and well-organized analysis of new research directions to achieve these goals.
Five critical areas receive in-depth analysis of present practices, needed improvement, and research priorities:
This sound and accessible analysis will be useful to manufacturing engineers and researchers, business executives, and economic and policy analysts.
Table of Contents
|Intelligent Manufacturing Control||25-53|
|Equipment Reliability and Maintenance||54-77|
|Manufacturing of and with Advanced Engineered Materials||78-97|
|Product Realization Process||98-119|
|Manufacturing Skills Improvement||120-139|
|Appendix A: Selected Employment Data||147-153|
|Appendix B: Panels of the Committee on Analysis of Research Directions and Needs in U.S. Manufacturing||154-160|
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