Title

Productivity improvement using Special-Purpose Modular machine tools

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Inderscience Enterprises

Faculty

Computing, Health and Science

School

Engineering

RAS ID

7681

Comments

Originally published as: Tolouei-Rad, M., & Zolfaghari, S. (2009). Productivity improvement using Special-Purpose Modular machine tools. International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 4(2), 219-235. Original article available here

Abstract

Often, when highly accurate components are to be produced in relatively large volumes, manufacturers may not have a clear idea in utilising widely used CNC machines or less commonly used Special-Purpose Modular (SPM) machine tools. Consequently, the most economical method may not be selected. This paper helps manufacturers in deciding the most economical method by presenting the basic components of SPM machines and how they are used, the necessary steps in configuring these machines, and a detailed economical analysis while presenting a real case study where a comparison of the unit costs per part is made.

DOI

10.1504/IJMR.2009.024539

 

Link to publisher version (DOI)

10.1504/IJMR.2009.024539