The new edition of CAD/CAM/CIM has been bought out to focus on the response
of CIM technology to address to these challenges. Manufacturing in the new millennium
is moving towards more and more sophistication in exploiting the capabilities of computer
hardware and software. Robust design methodologies and integration of shape design
and functional design are included in the present edition. Optimized manufacturing is a
possibility now with the extensive use of FEA. Apart from design optimization, FEA is
used to model and simulate complex manufacturing processes to evolve several iterations.
This enables engineers to make right parts first time every time. An additional chapter
on simulation softwares has been added in the present edition to introduce this powerful
tool to the students.