Introduction of CAD/CAM Technology into MKW Engineering

Davidson, Adam and Hackney, Philip (2006) Introduction of CAD/CAM Technology into MKW Engineering. In: 16th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing : FAIM 2006, 26-28 June 2006, Limerick.

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The manufacture of complex components is engrained in the United Kingdoms history, as technology progresses new methods of manufacture evolve leaving the previous methods obsolete. Industry demands that components are stronger, lighter and manufacture to higher tolerances and specifications using more exotic materials. Traditionally complex components would be manufactured using techniques such as fabrication, and machining. However, due to the capabilities of modern CNC machines the traditional methods are being removed and replaced by a CNC machining that can manufacture the component from a solid billet of material. The next step is to reduce costs, lead times and increase the scope of work and productivity. This can be achieved through the implementation of an integrated CAD/CAM system. This paper introduces the MKW group and focuses on MKW Engineering ltd as manufacturer of bespoke components to a range of engineering sectors. Explaining the benefits of introducing new technologies into a competitive market place.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Integrated CAD CAM, Off line CNC Programming, Multi Axis Milling
Subjects: H700 Production and Manufacturing Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2017 12:25
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2017 13:20

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