Computer-aided Production Engineering contains valuable information from both industry and academia to discuss progress in research and development in this major branch of engineering that affects all industrialized countries. Manufacturing globally has witnessed major transitions, the rapid advancement in electronics and communication technologies enables design and manufacture to proceed on an international dimension that until now could not be anticipated. The advent of these technologies has affected large, medium, and small-sized enterprises throughout the world. Computer-aided Production Engineering will be of great interest for all those involved in product design, manufacturing processes, automated machinery, and the most up-to-date advances in this far-reaching area of engineering. Topics covered include: Computer-aided Design and Manufacture Computer-aided Process Planning Quality in Manufacturing and Design Concurrent Engineering and Design for Manufacture Production and Control AI Applications in Manufacturing Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management Manufacturing Processes Rapid Prototyping Robotics in Medicine Computer-aided Orthopaedic Surgery
Joseph McGeough, Regius Professor of Engineering at The University of Edinburgh, UK, Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and Chairman of the Organizing Committee for CAPE 2003. Obtained his BSc and PhD at Glasgow University, and his DSc at Aberdeen University. He is well published with both book titles and many journal papers.