Part I.Multiple choice.

1.Which of the following statements is TRUE?

A.All the functions of CIM are covered in CAD, CAM, FMC, and FMS.

B.Discrete products are manufactured mostly in batch sizes of less than 50.

C.CIM is impossible without a mainframe computer.

D.CIM and concurrent engineering are synonymous.

E.FMS technology is limited to machining of metal components and their assembly.

2.Which of the following is a component of a typical NC system?

A.Machine tool.

B.Part program.

C.Head indexer.

D.All of the above.

E.A and B only.

3.Pre-production activities include:

A.Tool management.

B.Part programming.

C.Cell formation.

D.All of the above.

E.None of the above.

Part II. Acronym definitions.




Part III.Essay question.

Is CIM a concept, a technology, or both?Justify your answer.