Moutier, 23/08/2017

Tornos proudly sponsors 67th Annual CIRP General Assembly

International Academy of Production Engineering (CIRP) members from around the world are convening in Lugano, Switzerland for the organization’s 67th Annual CIRP General Assembly. Tornos—a name born of innovation—is a proud sponsor of the August 20–26 event at the Lugano Congress Center.

CIRP, the world’s leading organization in production engineering research, is at the forefront of design, optimization, control and management of processes, machines and systems. The academy restricts membership to academics and industry representatives who have demonstrated excellence in research and today has around 600 academic and industrial members from 50 industrialized countries.

Sponsorships from industrial leaders such as Tornos—a Bronze Partner for the 67th Annual CIRP General Assembly—help advance the academy’s vision and mission. CIRP’s vision is to promote research and development among its members from academia and industry to contribute to the global economic growth and well-being of society. The academy has the mission of developing the highest level international network of eminent researchers and industrialists for the purpose of marshalling their knowledge and insights.

Among the activities at the 67th CIRP Annual General Assembly are the presentation of research papers in a wide range of topic sessions, including Life Cycle Engineering and Assembly, Cutting, Design, Electro-Physical and Chemical Processes, Abrasive Process, Machines, Production Systems and Organizations, Precision Engineering and Metrology, and Surfaces.

Founded in 1951 as the International Institution for Production Engineering Research, CIRP today is increasingly focused on using computerized methods for manufacturing control. In particular, automation, robotics and the computer-integrated factory of the future are subjects receiving detailed consideration. Much of CIRP’s current work is concerned with applying a systems approach to manufacturing, with the communication requirements of the computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) environment and the role of people in future manufacturing processes. Attention is increasingly reserved for issues such as sustainable production, the environmental impact of new technologies, and manufacturing aspects of globalization.

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