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Composite Materials

This Composite Materials program features a detailed explanation of the important mechanical properties of thermoset fiber-reinforced composites. The primary types of reinforcement materials: glass, carbon and aramid are examined, as well as the major matrix materials: polyester, epoxy, bismaleimide, and polyimide. The use of thermoplastic composite materials is also highlighted. This program is part of an eight program Composites Manufacturing series.

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The Computerized Maintenance Management System

In Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) you will view types of CMMS and their functions, organizing and maintaining a CMMS database, CMMS to reduce cost and boost efficiency, preventative maintenance schedules, problem pinpointing, and much more.

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Sheet Metal Stamping Presses

Stamping presses transform sheet metal into functional products by applying the force of a moving ram to tooling located within the press. Stamping’s primary advantage is the ability to transform two-dimensional sheet metal stock into three-dimensional finished components at a relatively high rate of speed with minimum operator intervention.

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Grinding

Grinding

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Lean Culture

Tom Waters, Vice President of Continuous Improvement, Hillenbrand Industries. Mr. Waters has designed and implemented the Hillenbrand Business System, consulted numerous events, and developed a number of training activities. Mr. Waters believes the approach to change is respecting individuals while creating a lean environment that is results oriented with measurable outcomes. His presentation highlights important factors that have driven success at Hillenbrand Industries. Recorded at the SME Annual Meeting in 2001.

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Focusing Ideas on What Matters Most

Once a good process to handle ideas is in place, a manufacturer can focus employee ideas on those problems or opportunities most critical to its lean initiative. This Focusing Ideas on What Matters Most program shows how, instead of limiting the number of ideas workers offer, focusing employee thinking actually results in more and better ideas. When managers learn how to aim ideas at specific targets, they gain a powerful competitive weapon. This program is part of an 8 program series based on the book “Ideas Are Free”, and will show you how to unlock the tremendous potential in your lean initiative by tapping into the ideas of your front-line employees. Authors and presenters, Dr. Alan Robinson and Dr. Dean Schroeder studied more than 150 organizations in 17 countries to discover what worked, what didn’t, and why when it comes to promoting ideas.

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Preparation and Initial Activities to Implement TPM

Preparation and Initial Activities to Implement TPM provides strategies for taking the first step toward TPM, how TPM supports quality and improvement programs, and how it is often the most important factor in achieving world-class efficiency and/or just-in-time manufacturing.

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Fundamentals: Form Controls and Datums

Datums are reference measurement surfaces, planes, or points from which other part features are measured. By using the 14 geometric characteristic symbols along with datum references the functional requirement of a part or assembly can be effectively communicated. The proper identification and usage of datums in GD&T is explored.

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Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Fundamentals: Concepts and Rules

By using GD&T, a print can explicitly call out necessary tolerances in an unambiguous fashion. Using shop floor footage and animations to illustrate examples, this program introduces the viewer to GD&T rules and concepts. The 14 symbols used in GD&T are highlighted with examples to define their use.

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Contact Angle and Bearing Selection for High SpeedGrease Lubricated Spindles

Contact Angle & Bearing Selection for High Speed, Grease Lubricated Spindles

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