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Estonian Journal of Engineering

E-manufacturing concept solution for tooling sector; pp. 108–120

Full article in PDF format | doi: 10.3176/eng.2009.2.04

Kaia Lõun, Tauno Otto, Jüri Riives


E-manufacturing as a term was introduced some years ago by semiconductor industry, enabling to handle large production quantities in different locations. Due to globalization, now­adays individual and small-batch production oriented tooling companies need web-based simple manufacturing, planning and monitoring systems that could include larger sensor systems and databases. In this paper an overview of the tooling sector and its needs for such a manu­facturing model as well as a new concept of the e-manufacturing model for SMEs of machinery and tool-making sectors are presented.


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