Development History of the J I Case Model 688 Hydraulic Excavator 871667

The application of technology, through computer-aided engineering (CAE) concepts, to the design, development and manufacture of new products is exemplified in the new J I Case Model 688 hydraulic excavator. Computer-aided design (CAD), computer-aided testing (CAT) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) techniques were employed in developing the new product to meet ever-increasing industry demands placed on manufacturers for reliability, durability, serviceability, efficiency and operator comfort. This paper discusses and summarizes this development history.


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