This program examines the strategy used in selection and operation of four different flexible material handling systems. These systems are designed to accommodate mass customization of production and be cost effective in operation.
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This program examines the machines that perform punching, such as the single-station punch press, turret punch press, and the multi-purpose ironworker.
This program begins with an introduction to the basic elements of all paint formulations including pigments, additives, solvents, and resins. Viscosity and volatile organic compounds (VOC) are also explained. The two types of resin polymer structures, enamels and lacquers, are explained with an emphasis on the crosslinking aspect of enamels.
This program, A Lean Supply Chain at John Deere, is about the successful partnership between John Deere and one of its suppliers, the R&B Machining and Grinding Company. Find out what changes were required to lean their supply chain and how they successfully handled the changes to move from batch to lean production. See how they developed shorter cycle times needed for build-to-demand and how they are able to achieve higher quality, lower costs and better delivery performance.
Quick Changeover for Lean Manufacturing provides examples from four companies on reducing changeover times to be more responsive to customer orders.
This Engineering a Lean Supply Chain program explores the business practice of supply chain collaboration and explains how companies are "leaning" their supply chain. New competitive pressures have made all manufacturing companies realize they need to be part of a supply chain and focus their business on the part of the process they do best. The constant flow of materials and information within these supply chains can contain a large amount of waste if not managed properly. We will show why collaboration between customers and suppliers is so important and where you can find waste in your supply chain.
Rapid Injection Mold Tooling
Quality tooling is a fundamental requirement for the manufacture of composite parts. This is due to the fact that every step in the composite part manufacturing process must be tightly controlled to ensure superior material properties and predictable performance in the final product.This program explores the composite materials used for tooling and tooling design.
Electrical discharge machining (EDM) shapes metal by creating sparks that melt tiny portions of the workpiece, and is an exceptionally diverse process that generates no cutting forces. EDM is especially useful in the production of fragile parts that cannot take the stress of conventional machining. This program examines the EDM process and the two primary forms of electrical discharge machining — ram EDM and wire EDM.
Electrical Discharge Machining