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Realisation of self-replicating production resources through tight coupling of manufacturing technologies

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Realisation of self-replicating production resources through tight coupling of manufacturing technologies. / Goudswaard, Mark; Hicks, Ben; Nassehi, Aydin; Mathias, David.

Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED. Vol. 5 DS87-5. ed. 2017. p. 31-40 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED).

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Goudswaard, M, Hicks, B, Nassehi, A & Mathias, D 2017, Realisation of self-replicating production resources through tight coupling of manufacturing technologies. in Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED. DS87-5 edn, vol. 5, Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED, pp. 31-40.

APA

Goudswaard, M., Hicks, B., Nassehi, A., & Mathias, D. (2017). Realisation of self-replicating production resources through tight coupling of manufacturing technologies. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED (DS87-5 ed., Vol. 5, pp. 31-40). (Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED).

Vancouver

Goudswaard M, Hicks B, Nassehi A, Mathias D. Realisation of self-replicating production resources through tight coupling of manufacturing technologies. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED. DS87-5 ed. Vol. 5. 2017. p. 31-40. (Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED).

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Goudswaard, Mark ; Hicks, Ben ; Nassehi, Aydin ; Mathias, David. / Realisation of self-replicating production resources through tight coupling of manufacturing technologies. Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED. Vol. 5 DS87-5. ed. 2017. pp. 31-40 (Proceedings of the International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED).

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