© 1999

Advances in Manufacturing

Decision, Control and Information Technology

  • A collection of 36 timely contributions from experts in the manufacturing field

  • The papers cover a wide range of problems, techniques and tools that reflect recent research trends in the field

  • New results and tools are presented that are applicable to real situations

Conference proceedings

Part of the Advanced Manufacturing book series (ADVMANUF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXII
  2. Process Planning-Scheduling and Machine Cell Design

  3. Process Monitoring, Inspection, Diagnosis and Maintenance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. C. Vivas, J. Gómez Ortega, M. Vargas
      Pages 89-100
    3. J. Zaytoon, G. Villermain-Lecolier
      Pages 101-114
    4. S. Horihata, H. Kitagawa, Y. Shirakawa
      Pages 123-132
    5. J.-B. Léger, E. Neunreuther, B. Iung, G. Morel
      Pages 133-144
    6. K. J. Kyriakopoulos, P. Giannakos, V. Kallipolites, K. Domales
      Pages 145-156
  4. System Forecasting, Optimization and Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169

About these proceedings


Modern manufacturing systems involve many processes and operations at various hierarchical levels of decision, control and execution. New applications for systems are arising from the synergy of machines, tools, robots and computers with management and information technologies. Novel systems are designed and put into operation to manufacture old and new high-quality products with speed, accuracy and economy. This book contains over thirty papers that examine state-of-the-art and how-to-do issues, as well as new solutions. Topics covered include: Process planning/scheduling and machine-cell design Process monitoring, inspection, diagnosis and maintenance Forecasting, optimization and control Design and control of robotic automated crane systems Applications: including laser material processing, stereolithography systems, alimentary pasta processes and automated/robotic road construction and maintenance. The book explores key elements and critical factors, presents new results and tools that are applicable to real situations.


Rapid Prototyping Sensor automation calibration computer design laser machining manufacturing model network process optimization programming robot welding

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Electrical and Computer EngineeringNational Technical University of AthensZographouGreece

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Advances in Manufacturing
  • Book Subtitle Decision, Control and Information Technology
  • Editors Spyros G. Tzafestas
  • Series Title Advanced Manufacturing
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-85233-126-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-1217-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-0855-9
  • Series ISSN 1431-0155
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 424
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Manufacturing, Machines, Tools, Processes
    Electrical Engineering
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