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dc.contributor.authorAllwood, Julianen
dc.contributor.authorChilds, Tom Hen
dc.contributor.authorClare, Adam Ten
dc.contributor.authorDeSilva, Anjali Ken
dc.contributor.authorDhokia, Vimalen
dc.contributor.authorHutchings, Ianen
dc.contributor.authorLeach, Richard Ken
dc.contributor.authorLeal-Ayala, David Ren
dc.contributor.authorLowth, Stewarten
dc.contributor.authorMajewski, Candice Een
dc.contributor.authorMarzano, Adelaideen
dc.contributor.authorMehnen, Jörnen
dc.contributor.authorNassehi, Aydinen
dc.contributor.authorOzturk, Erdemen
dc.contributor.authorRaffles, Mark Hen
dc.contributor.authorRoy, Rajkumaren
dc.contributor.authorShyha, Islamen
dc.contributor.authorTurner, Samen
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-19T13:31:13Z
dc.date.available2015-11-19T13:31:13Z
dc.date.issued2015-11-02en
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Materials Processing Technology 2015, 229: 729–757. doi:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2015.10.028en
dc.identifier.issn0924-0136
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/252646
dc.description.abstractThe speed of manufacturing processes today depends on a trade-off between the physical processes of production, the wider system that allows these processes to operate and the co-ordination of a supply chain in the pursuit of meeting customer needs. Could the speed of this activity be doubled? This paper explores this hypothetical question, starting with examination of a diverse set of case studies spanning the activities of manufacturing. This reveals that the constraints on increasing manufacturing speed have some common themes, and several of these are examined in more detail, to identify absolute limits to performance. The physical processes of production are constrained by factors such as machine stiffness, actuator acceleration, heat transfer and the delivery of fluids, and for each of these, a simplified model is used to analyse the gap between current and limiting performance. The wider systems of production require the co-ordination of resources and push at the limits of human biophysical and cognitive limits. Evidence about these is explored and related to current practice. Out of this discussion, five promising innovations are explored to show examples of how manufacturing speed is increasing – with line arrays of point actuators, parallel tools, tailored application of precision, hybridisation and task taxonomies. The paper addresses a broad question which could be pursued by a wider community and in greater depth, but even this first examination suggests the possibility of unanticipated innovations in current manufacturing practices.
dc.description.sponsorshipThe first author's work on this paper was funded by EPSRC Grant EP/K018108/1, Dr Dhokia by EPSRC Grant EP/K503654/1, Professor Hutchings by EPSRC Grant EP/H018913/1 and Professor Leach by EPSRC Grant EP/M008983/1.
dc.languageEnglishen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution 2.0 UK: England & Wales*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/uk/*
dc.subjectManufacturingen
dc.subjectSpeeden
dc.subjectProductivityen
dc.subjectConstraintsen
dc.titleManufacturing at double the speeden
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the final version of the article. It first appeared from Elsevier via http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2015.10.028en
prism.endingPage757
prism.publicationDate2015en
prism.publicationNameJournal of Materials Processing Technologyen
prism.startingPage729
prism.volume229en
dc.rioxxterms.funderEPSRC
dc.rioxxterms.projectidEP/K018108/1
dc.rioxxterms.projectidEP/K503654/1
dc.rioxxterms.projectidEP/H018913/1
dc.rioxxterms.projectidEP/M008983/1
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2015.10.028en
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-11-02en
dc.contributor.orcidAllwood, Julian [0000-0003-0931-3831]
dc.contributor.orcidHutchings, Ian [0000-0002-5051-1074]
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/H018913/1)
pubs.funder-project-idEPSRC (EP/K018108/1)


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