This book provides a common sense computer-oriented, determinstic manufacturing approach, which employs statistics but does not require a background in this area, theoretical mathematics or computer science to understand and apply. In a clear, easy-to-read style, this reference text highlights critical parameters that have a major impact upon process quality and identifies sensors for parameter monitoring; discusses appropriate applications of deterministic techniques to many manifacturing situations ranging from simple to complex; includes chapter summaries, helpful illustrations and numerous citations to ehnance comprehension and facilitate further research. Written from the perspective of a practioner who 'knows how to make parts'; presenting practical solutions to manufacturing problems it is essential reading for industrial, quality control, electrical and electronics, mechancial, manufacturing and systems engineers/managers and undergraduate and graduate-level students in the above areas.
1. Introduction, 2. Statistical Descriptions of Process Quality 3. Deterministic Manufacturing 4. Statistical Control of Manufacturing Processes 5. Sensors 6. Process Monitoring 7. Computer-Controlled Manufacturing 8 Computer Networks 9 System Software 10 System Integration 11 Factory of the Future.