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ADVANCED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY

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Definition:
Advanced manufacturing technology is defined as computer-controlled or micro-electronics-based equipment used in the design, manufacture or handling of a product.

Context:
Typical applications include computer-aided design (CAD), computer- aided engineering (CAE), flexible machining centres, robots, automated guided vehicles, and automated storage and retrieval systems. These may be linked by communications systems (factory local area networks) into integrated flexible manufacturing systems (FMS) and ultimately into an overall automated factory or computer-integrated manufacturing system (CIM).

Source Publication:
OECD Frascati Manual, Sixth edition, 2012.

Hyperlink:
http://www.oecd.org/innovation/inno/frascatimanualproposedstandardpracticeforsurveysonresearchandexperimentaldevelopment6thedition.htm

Statistical Theme: Science and technology statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, June 10, 2013