The manufacturing industry drives a country’s economy, and it has the capacity to be self-sufficient. Every manufacturer in the world has the same struggles – producing high-quality products while creating shorter delivery times and the ability to produce products according to an ever changing diverse customer base and requirements.
Computer integrated and robotics manufacturing play an important role in the planning and controlling the entire manufacturing process. Computers and communication networks are used to transform automated manufacturing procedures into interconnected systems that cooperate across all organizational functions.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing and Robotics Scope
Both CIM (computer integrated manufacturing) and Robotics requires careful planning of each technical element in conjunction and requires a new management perspective. The overall goal is to remove all barriers between functions within an operation to encourage all departments such as marketing, design, accounting, manufacturing, quality control, etc. to all work closely together throughout the process.
Industries such as automotive, aviation and space, and shipbuilding tend to have the application of CIM and Robotics most. In CIM systems, functional areas such as design, analysis, planning, purchasing, inventory control, cost accounting, and distribution are all linked through the computer with factory floor functions.
Objectives of Robotics
The overall goal and objective of the Robotics industry is to develop a new generation of robots that are capable of supporting and interacting with humans and can provide suggestions whenever and in whichever environment it is needed. Advanced automatic control algorithms will be structured in a way to govern the aerial platform which will be supervised remotely by the operator with the use of devices being controlled by humans.
Objectives of CIM
Computer Integrated Manufacturing has the capacity and ability to carry out the following functions independently:
- Management Information System
- Sales & Marketing
- Database Management
- Modeling and Design
- Simulation & Communication
- Job Tracking & Order Entry
- Inventory Control
- And More!