Latest developments in manufacturing processes at NAMRC 45

Livan Fratini, Lihui Wang, Albert J. Shih

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Manufacturing processes are tightly connected to innovation.They have been the key areas that support and influence a nation’scompetitiveness and economy since the eighteenth century. Asthe primary driving force behind economic growth, manufactur-ing processes enable and facilitate innovative products realization,ranging from heavy-duty machinery to hi-tech home electronics.In the past centuries, they have contributed significantly to moderncivilization and created the momentum that drives today’s econ-omy. Despite various achievements in manufacturing processes, weare still facing challenges due to growing complexity in manufac-turing operations, introduction of new manufacturing technologiesto industries, and pressing sustainability considerations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-412
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Manufacturing Processes
Publication statusPublished - 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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