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Quick Changeover for Lean Manufacturing

Quick Changeover for Lean Manufacturing provides examples from four companies on reducing changeover times to be more responsive to customer orders.

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Lean Manufacturing at Miller SQA

This Lean Manufacturing at Miller SQA program examines the lean manufacturing principles at an office furniture company called Miller SQA. Miller SQA has applied lean principles in a mass customization market to give their customers exactly the furniture they need when they need it. Continuous improvement is encouraged by presenting the benefits to all employees through "lean events". These lean events allow different people from all parts of the company to examine the work area and make suggestions. In addition, a pull production control system maintains inventory levels at the assembly area so no more than 2 hours worth of parts are ever in the work cell ready to be assembled. One-piece-flow, cellular manufacturing, and strong visual controls are integrated into a sophisticated information technology system to help reach the company goal of 100% on time shipment of customer orders.

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Gears and Gear Manufacturing

This program introduces many primary gear terms and definitions, including involute curve, base circle, pitch circle, pitch point, line of action, outside circle, root circle, and many others. Also featured are the various gear forms, functions, axis positions, and gear machining and finishing processes.

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Composite Materials and Manufacturing

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.

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Five S Factory Makeover

Great for anyone from novices to seasoned lean practitioners, this program shows you how to identify the seven wastes of lean by going through the process with two companies.

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Advanced Robotic Welding

This program uncovers the innovations that are expanding this process beyond robotic resistance spot welding and arc welding. We examine how more high-volume manufacturers of vehicle structures are using laser and hybrid welding to make fast, reliable welds.

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Threading

The screw form as used in manufacturing has two primary functions - to transmit power and motion, as with a lead screw on a machine tool, and as threaded fasteners such as nuts, screws, and bolts. This Threading program examines the many dimensions that make up all threads, as well as segments on eternal threads, internal threads, and thread quality & verification. The Threading Introduction segment examines the various thread dimensions, such as the major diameter, minor diameter, thread pitch, thread pitch diameter, percent of thread, thread angle, screw lead, thread shape, and thread tolerances & allowances. The External Threads segment explores the methods in which external thread are produced, including: hand threading using solid or adjustable dies, thread turning using various infeeds, thread chasing, thread milling using helical interpolation, thread grinding, and thread rolling using flat plate rolling, radial/cylindrical thread rolling, or thread rolling attachments. The Internal Threads segment details the taps and tapping operations, including: manual tapping, the use of flexible arms, tapping machines, drill & tap centers, and multi-spindle tapping. Segments on floating tap heads, rigid/synchronous tapping, special tapping heads, and tap nomenclature is also featured. The Thread Quality & Verification segment covers the various levels of inspections, the gages used, and the mechanical and non-destructive testing processes used to verify threaded parts.

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Tube Bending

This Tube Bending program explores the various materials and methods used for bending and end forming tubes.

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Rapid Manufacturing

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.

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Affordable Automation for Small and Medium Facilities

The use of automation by large manufacturers has been well documented over the years, but what about automation at small- and medium-sized companies? In this Affordable Automation for Small & Medium Facilities program, we go inside Factory Five Racing, Supreme Corporation, and Peterson Manufacturing and see how these shops automated material-removal and assembly processes with either the help of a robotics integrator RPT, or by acting on their own. Learn how decisions were made in automation justification, planning, implementation, training, and safety. This program is specifically designed for job shop owners, production designers, corporate trainers, automation consultants, educators and students, manufacturing supervisors, and production personnel.

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