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dc.contributor.authorOmar, M.*
dc.contributor.authorHussain, Khalid*
dc.contributor.authorWright, Christopher S.*
dc.date.accessioned2009-02-12T15:23:03Z
dc.date.available2009-02-12T15:23:03Z
dc.date.issued1999
dc.identifier.citationOmar, M., Hussain, K. and Wright, S. (1999). Simulation study of an agile high-speed machining system for automotive cylinder heads. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture. Vol 213, No. 5, pp. 491-499.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/2374
dc.description.abstractThere is a continuous need within most manufacturing environments for more flexible production equipment, particularly where customer satisfaction and responsiveness promote quality improvement. In this paper, an automated agile manufacturing system that uses high-speed computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines to make automotive cylinder heads is proposed and evaluated by means of discrete event simulation using the ARENA simulator. Two alternative agile system configurations are constructed and simulated to achieve the production target. The simulation shows some significant benefits in using the agile system and demonstrates that high-speed CNC equipment is a viable option for cylinder head manufacture at a production volume of 550 000 units per annum. It is shown that the agile system can provide more flexibility and half the throughput time of the transfer line.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://journals.pepublishing.com/home/main.mpxen
dc.rights© 1999 IMechE. Reproduced in accordance with the publisher's self-archiving policyen
dc.subjectAgile manufacturingen
dc.subjectFlexible machiningen
dc.subjectCylinder headen
dc.subjectComputer numerically controlled (CNC) machinesen
dc.subjectSimulationen
dc.subjectARENAen
dc.subjectThroughputen
dc.titleSimulation study of an agile high-speed machining system for automotive cylinder headsen
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.type.versionpublished version paperen
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