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Title Machine tools for high performance machining / L.N. López de Lacalle, A. Lamikiz, editors
Published London : Springer, ©2009


Description 1 online resource (xxii, 442 pages) : illustrations
Contents Machine tools for removal processes : a general view / L. Norberto López de Lacalle and A. Lamikiz -- New concepts for structural components / J. Zulaika and F.J. Campa -- Machine tool spindles / G. Quintana, J. de Ciurana and F.J. Campa -- New developments in drives and tables / A. Olarra, I. Ruiz de Argandoña and L. Uriarte -- Advanced controls for new machining processes / J. Ramón Alique and R. Haber -- Machine tool performance and precision / A. Lamikiz, L.N. Lopez de Lacalle and A. Celaya -- New developments in lathes and turning centres / R. Lizarralde, A. Azkarate and O. Zelaieta -- High performance grinding machine / R. Lizarralde [and others] -- Wire electrical discharge machines / J.A. Sánchez and N. Ortega -- Parallel kinematics for machine tools / O. Altuzarra [and others] -- Micromilling machines / L. Uriarte, J. Eguia and F. Egaña -- Machines for the aeronautical industry / J. Fernández and M. Arizmendi -- Machine tools for the automotive industry / Ciro A. Rodriguez and Horacio Ahuett
Summary A significant development in Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) can no longer be postponed in the European industrial world. Although this need has been recognised for several years, recent recommendations from the European Commission have recalled the urgency of promoting new and more robust SME organisations, owing to two critical factors: the rise of enormous global markets and the emergence of a new industrial system originating from the distinctly different business culture of the Far East. Globalisation forces enterprises to maintain a recognisable impact on markets in both the Old and New Worlds, but this requires efforts sustainable only by either large enterprises or agglomerations of SMEs. On the other hand, the industrial systems of the Far East enjoy a competitive advantage based on very low wages, which can be only be counteracted by the use of newer and newer technologies, requiring investments too heavy for SMEs. These two issues have caused deep crises in several industrial sectors across Europe. A "road map" for the survival of SMEs in Europe would have to be based on an accurate analysis of the most significant causes behind the weaknesses of SMEs. Several recently published research projects concluded that SMEs must join together to create "networks." Responding to this, many "industrial districts" arose in Italy, along with "poles of competitiveness" in France, and "networks of competence" in Germany. Yet the majority of these networks suffer from a lack of real coordination: it is clear that a method for analysing the governance of the network and its collaboration efficiency is essential for assuring effective performance. A Road Map to theDevelopment of European SME Networks: Towards Collaborative Innovation addresses this task: describing the method of analysis, allowing comparisons to be made between SME networks in different European countries, and providing information on a supporting web site
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Machine-tools.
machine tools.
HOUSE & HOME -- Power Tools.
Form Electronic book
Author López de Lacalle, L. N.
Lamikiz, A.
ISBN 9781848003804