Anna Hiszpanski has made a name for herself as a research scientist in the materials science division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, but she’s never forgotten the help she got along the way — including the SME Education Foundation Family Scholarship, which she used for her undergraduate studies at Caltech.
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See how every operation at ConMed Linvatec, a world-class manufacturer of surgical equipment, is designed for single piece flow. Faced with large inventories and unpredictable customer demand, the company was struggling to keep popular items in stock. By implementing lean principles, it was able to transform from batch to single piece flow, eliminating most inventory and the need to store it.
Learn how highly integrated quality controls and training simulations in Five S, Kanban, and Value Stream Mapping help instill the continuous improvement philosophy in every single HID employee. Understand how the visualization tools known as the "Misery Index" and the "Lean House Without Waste" can help your company in it's lean transformation.
This program explores both mechanical and non-destructive tests used to gage the quality of materials and parts throughout the manufacturing process. Mechanical tests are used to gather specific performance or property values of materials for part design purposes and quality control. Non-destructive tests examine an object or material in a manner that does not impair it's future usefulness.
Value Stream Mapping uncovers the shop floor side and human element behind this lean continuous improvement process. See the process and outcomes of a two-day training event at Jotul North America.
Cutting tools have many shapes, each of which is described by its angles or geometry. This program, part of the Fundamentals of Tool Design Video Series, explores single-point and multi-point cutting tool geometries as well as the machining variables that affect the cutting tool design.
This program delivers the insight of 12 seasoned industry experts from across the globe. Each brings a fresh perspective as they share views on the practical applications and the future of direct digital manufacturing.
This program follows a three-day journey where you'll see how to champion a setup reduction event, measure your current methods, identify time elements behind setup, and learn what it takes to change and improve new methods.
The Lean Product Development program is an excellent way to get started on your journey to dramatic reductions in time-to-market and greater value-creation for your customers.
Lean Automation explores the motivations and practical implementation of automation in manufacturing and how it might be more effective when used with lean principles.