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10 December 1992 Process support for Opticam: a concurrent engineering approach
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Abstract
Although the principles of concurrent engineering and rapid product cycles are not new concepts in the industrial sector, the optics manufacturing industry has witnessed few technological advances since the 1940's. At present the optics industry maintains outdated stand-alone manufacturing equipment and systems that do little to foster integration or communications. 'Islands of Technology', spawned from the latest offerings of CNC controlled equipment, are generally stand alone systems incapable of supporting communication with other process equipment, not to mention the total business enterprise. This approach increases the cost in design and manufacture of optical systems while negatively impacting competitiveness in the global marketplace.
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Walter C. Czajkowski and Joe D. Tipps Jr. "Process support for Opticam: a concurrent engineering approach", Proc. SPIE 1752, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering II, (10 December 1992); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.130753
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