While lean is a popular term on the shop floor, this program will show you a company that didn't stop there. A global leader in particle separation equipment, SWECO applied lean from the office to the loading dock. Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights Video Series, this program shows how applying lean techniques, such as kanban, visual boards, 5S, and pre-staged kits helped SWECO increase profits. At the same time, the company improved quality, reduced costs and better served its customers.
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This Plastics Finishing program includes information on the array of plastics finishing processes, arranging them into four categories: degating, deflashing, cleaning, and decorating. The Degating section includes segments on manual degating and the various automated tooling devices. The Deflashing section covers the cutting and trimming, media blasting and cryogenic deflashing processes. The Cleaning segment features the ways in which contaminants infiltrate the molding process and how parts are cleaned for secondary decorative operations. The Decorating section features lengthy examinations of the following processes: painting, plating, vacuum metallizing, pad printing, hot stamping, silk screening, and fill-and-wipe.
Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) is a proven design methodology used to optimize part costs and quality, while reducing time-to-market development. This program features an interview with Nicholas Dewhurst of Boothroyd Dewhurst. He explains the concepts and use of DFMA in product analysis to understand the drivers of cost, and the interaction of the individual pieces within the product to optimize design, manufacturability, and assembly.
This Plastic Thermoforming program highlights both cut sheet and roll fed thermoforming operations, and features details on the various thermoforming process components.
Roll forming is a high-volume production process used to produce an unlimited variety of formable cross-sections. Part of the Fundamental Manufacturing Processes Video Series, this program provides detailed information on roll forming dimensional tolerances, material straightness, camber, curve, bow and twist, roll form tooling, and roll forming machines.
This program explains the basics of composite materials and manufacturing by featuring segments on: composite matrix and reinforcement materials, composite manufacturing processes, and composite fabrication and joining methods. The first segment features the primary types of matrix and reinforcement materials, as well as the various forms in which they are available.
Both brazing and soldering are common methods of joining metals, with uses in various industrial applications. This program covers the array of common brazing and soldering methods, including torch brazing, batch furnace brazing, continuous furnace brazing, dip brazing, induction brazing, iron soldering, and wave soldering.
This program examines two of the oldest manufacturing processes: shearing and bending. Shearing is the cutting of sheet metal by means of two opposing blades. It is used to cut large sheets of material into smaller more manageable sections. Bending is the creation of three-dimensional shapes out of two-dimensional material, and is a fast, economical way to produce an endless variety of parts from sheet metal and plate.