Reconfigurable manufacturing systems: Key to future manufacturing

  title={Reconfigurable manufacturing systems: Key to future manufacturing},
  author={Mostafa G. Mehrabi and A. Galip Ulsoy and Yoram Koren},
  journal={J. Intelligent Manufacturing},
Presented in this article is a review of manufacturing techniques and introduction of reconfigurable manufacturing systems; a new paradigm in manufacturing which is designed for rapid adjustment of production capacity and functionality, in response to new market conditions. A definition of reconfigurable manufacturing systems is outlined and an overview of available manufacturing techniques, their key drivers and enablers, and their impacts, achievements and limitations is presented. A… CONTINUE READING
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