TITLE

Online machine shop

PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Motion System Design;Oct2007, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p20
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores how small and medium machine builders in the U.S. design their motion control devices. It is stated that companies have increased value-added standard engineering projects to streamline every aspect of machine design, build and procurement. However, small and medium machine builders cannot afford special standardization departments. Detailed information on how they addressed their designing problem as well as their competitiveness in the industry is discussed.
ACCESSION #
27101050

 

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