THE increasing pressure of national and international competition is forcing firms to rationalise even further, especially in the field of assembly. In order to perform assembly tasks with the least possible expenditure of time, assembly facilities, space requirements and personnel, it has become necessary to include these objectives in the development stage of the product. Therefore, assemblyoriented design now provides a good opportunity for rationalisation.
Assembly Automation – Emerald Publishing
Published: Feb 1, 1988