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The Application of Advanced Manufacturing Technology in New Zealand

  • R. H. A. Seidel
  • J. D. Tedford
  • M. H. Norton
  • I. M. P. Sly
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Summary

The paper summarises the work done by the Manufacturing Systems Research Group at the University of Auckland. The Group has strong research activities in the areas of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM), machine vision, simulation, and artificial intelligence, and provides a focal point for research relevant to the technological development of New Zealand manufacturing industry. Research activities are concentrated on areas which are complementary to international developments in order to enhance the industry’s traditional strengths, such as its ability to cope with small batch production, and its versatility and adaptability to new manufacturing requirements.

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© Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. H. A. Seidel
    • 1
  • J. D. Tedford
    • 1
  • M. H. Norton
    • 1
  • I. M. P. Sly
    • 2
  1. 1.Manufacturing Systems Research GroupUniversity of AucklandNZ
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institut für Produktionstechnik und AutomatisierungStuttgartGermany

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