For courses in Computer-Integrated Manufacturing, CAD/CAM, Innovations in Technology, and Advances in Manufacturing. For Community College students or 4 year college students. A unique new text whose emphasis on the underlying principles of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) creates a treatment that is effectively balanced between the needs of the technologist and management considerations of CIM. After an introduction to the basics of CIM, coverage addresses its three enabling technologies computers, communications, and databasesMetals and Alloys followed by discussion of CIM technologies for discrete- parts production. A final chapter looks at emerging technologies and management innovations and their impact on the field.Vajpayee, S. Kant is the author of 'Principles of Computer-Integrated Manufacturing' with ISBN 9780024222411 and ISBN 0024222410.