The Decline of the U.S. Machine-Tool Industry and Prospects for Its Sustainable Recovery

Volume 2, Appendices

by David Finegold


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This volume consists of the appendices to the machine-tool study main report, MR-479/1. Among the appendices are detailed studies of the Japanese, German, and Italian machine-tool industries; an assessment of the key current and future technologies for the machine-tool industry; and separate case studies of two key technology areas: computer numerical control and transfer lines. This volume also includes the results of focus groups with industry experts and data problems associated with industry studies.

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