Document Type


Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science in Manufacturing Engineering - (M.S.)


Manufacturing Engineering Division

First Advisor

Steve Kotefski

Second Advisor

R. S. Sodhi

Third Advisor

Nouri Levy


Investments in new technology like Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) increased in the past few years because of the foreign competition in the world market as well as on the home ground. Improper investment in CAM and CIM resulted in the "Islands of Automation" instead of an integrated system. These "Islands of Automation" have created new problems for production planning and factory communication.

The objective of the thesis is to develop the methodology to selection and implementation of the CAM system in the production environment. It is to be noted that a CAM system is part of the overall CIM implementation, so integration of CAD with CAM is the important part of the methodology.

In the thesis, an effort has been made to develop a CAM system by using a Quatro Pro package. The program is initially developed for a shaft manufacturing system, but with minor alterations and a proper database it can be used for other applications as well. It is a process planning program which can retrieve the drawing on each terminal on the shop floor. Use of this program can reduce the engineering alteration time, in-process paper work, improve communication, and quality of product.

Included in

Manufacturing Commons



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