ERIC Number: ED233213
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
CAD/CAM Program Development Study Project Report.
Program Management Associates, Springfield, IL.
Predictions are made based on a study of developments in computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) regarding how they will have an impact on employment, skills needed by Illinois aspirants to manufacturing employment, and the training modes that can be employed most effectively. The report first discusses economic benefits in terms of cost and time reduction in both design and production phases and sales benefits of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Tables are provided that present total projections, projections by industry and occupation, and anticipated growth rates for employment of engineering technicians who will use CAD/CAM systems. Training needs and skill-level needs of workers from top management to entry-level manufacturing workers are described. An orientation to the new technology at the secondary level is recommended that involves actual, hands-on experience. Titles and brief abstracts of a series of six videotapes concerning effective mass distribution of orientation information are provided. Six units of a CIM orientation course with brief unit descriptions are then proposed. Options are listed for a proposed orientation course utilization spectrum. (Appendixes include a list of equipment items and sources essential to create a mini CIM or CAD/CAM lab.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Program Management Associates, Springfield, IL.
Identifiers: Computer Assisted Design; Computer Assisted Manufacturing; Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Robotics