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computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM)

the use of COMPUTERS to integrate all facets of PRODUCTION planning and control, including product design, factory layout planning, production scheduling and stock control. See COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN, COMPUTER-AIDED MANUFACTURING.
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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.
Print 05 details: North American debut of Ryobi 8-color press, new Ryobi DI press with hybrid UV curing; JDF-compliant computer integrated manufacturing
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.
an educational technology distributor, which represents 20 technology companies and recommended turnkey program solutions in computer integrated manufacturing, robotics, automation and automotive training programs.
VistaPrint will use the loan to construct a computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) facility to serve its North American customers.
The latest versions of EFI's powerful print management solutions will be showcased, including Hagen, Logic, PSI and PrintSmith(TM) and Computer Integrated Manufacturing tools PrintFlow(TM) and Auto-Count(R).
This is Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) at work to improve the printer's productivity.
The goal of Computer Integrated Manufacturing is to close costly gaps between individual steps of the printing process", said Marc Olin, Vice President/General Manager, EFI Commercial Print Systems.
This interoperability allows EFI customers to build open, end-to-end systems for computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) and effectively streamline print operations for maximum productivity and profitability.

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