Microfactory—Concept, History, and Developments

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Yuichi Okazaki, Nozomu Mishima, Kiwamu Ashida

National Inst. of AIST, Namiki 1-2-1, Tsukuba, 305-8564 Japan

J. Manuf. Sci. Eng 126(4), 837-844 (Feb 04, 2005) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1823491 History: Received February 11, 2004; Revised September 26, 2004; Online February 04, 2005
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Components of the machining microfactory
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Integrated 4-spindle turning center (courtesy Tsugami Co.)
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Miniaturized cylindrical grinding cell (courtesy SII Co.)
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Desktop factory by Sankyo (courtesy Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co. Ltd.)
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Desktop turning center (courtesy DTF study group)
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Microturning system in a carry box (courtesy NANO Co.)
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Commercial desktop milling machine (courtesy PMT Co.)
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Mini factory system of IPA (courtesy FhG-IPA)
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Sample product (ball bearing)
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Microfactory by MMC (courtesy MMC)
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Revised microlathe equipped with numerical control
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Machined “microhat”
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Ultra-high-speed desktop milling machine
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Multifunction desktop machine
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Assembling microfactory (courtesy Olympus Co.)




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