Attendees signed a special I-beam created by the college's computer integrated manufacturing
area for the occasion.
And Computer Integrated Manufacturing
(CIM) links all the disparate computer-controlled "islands of automation" into a single, integrated system that is fast, responsive, flexible, and inexpensive at high volumes.
Computer integrated manufacturing
(CIM), computerized numerical control (CNC), statistical quality control (SQC), just-in-time manufacturing (JIT), computer aided drafting (CAD), robotics and other new technologies are now common production practices.
The conference chairman was Eberhard C Stotko, manager of Automotive Industry and Computer Integrated Manufacturing
for IBM, Muenchen, West Germany.
This package of software and hardware, to be installed at the Emerging Technologies Center of the Americas but presented college-wide, will provide state-of-the-art computer integrated manufacturing
capability, with many extras.