Management of Technology in Digital Manufacturing Science

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)


The basic process of digital manufacturing is the design, simulation and manufacture of product in digital environment. That is, when receiving an order, firstly complete the conceptual design and overall design. Then finish the computer simulation or rapid prototyping process. Until the technics planning engineering, CAM and CAQ process are completed, and the product eventually comes into being. The process above is not just a simple manufacturing process, but a complex system which relates to numerous links. So, traditional manufacturing enterprises must establish a new organization and management model to adapt to the digital manufacturing process. In a digital enterprise, a perfect competitive system of markets should be established to enhance the enterprise’s competitive power. Under this competitive system, according to the continuously changing market information and customers’ order and going from the overall-situation and long-term benefits, the enterprise can evaluate its production and management state, forecast its future operation status, decide the research and development strategy and production plan by the decision model. To achieve these functions, management of technology becomes one of the basic theories of digital manufacturing science.


Competitive Advantage Technological Innovation Network Member Task Conflict Digital Manufacturing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Hubei Digital Manufacturing Key LabWuhan University of TechnologyWuhan HubeiPeople’s Republic of China
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AucklandAucklandNew Zealand
  3. 3.School of Information EngineeringWuhan University of TechnologyWuhan HubeiPeople’s Republic of China

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