Manufacturing Processes

Author: J. Barry Duvall
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
ISBN: 9781605255699
Format: PDF, Docs
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Manufacturing Processes provides an excellent introduction to today's manufacturing processes, as well as an overview of automated manufacturing systems. The text concentrates on the five major types of industrial materials: metals, plastics, ceramics, woods, and composites. It provides thorough coverage of the forming, separating, fabricating, conditioning, and finishing processes related to each material. The text includes a chapter covering the materials and manufacturing processes used in packaging finished goods.

Improving Profitability Through Green Manufacturing

Author: David R. Hillis
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118391888
Format: PDF, ePub
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Manufacturers can be green and highly profitable at the same time Profits do not have to be sacrificed to environmental responsibility, or vice versa. Following this book's tested and proven approach, readers discover how to create and operate manufacturing facilities that are highly profitable while meeting or exceeding the environmental standards of their local community, state, and federal governments. The authors' approach is broad in scope, setting forth the roles and responsibilities of organizational functions such as marketing, product design, manufacturing technology, management, and human resources. The book begins with an overview explaining why profitability and green manufacturing must be viewed as a single objective. Next, the book becomes a "how to" guide to creating and maintaining an environmentally compliant and profitable manufacturing operation, with chapters covering: Manufacturing, waste, and regeneration Building a decision-making model Environmental regulation, standards, and profitability Case studies Tools used to improve manufacturing operations The facility Applying the profitable and compliant process chart The final chapter is dedicated to a step-by-step approach in the application and use of the profitable and compliant process chart, a core working tool discussed in the book. In this chapter, several actual manufacturing applications, along with their worksheets, are presented to illustrate how this approach can minimize resources and waste. Armed with this comprehensive systems approach, readers will no longer view profitability and green manufacturing as two opposing goals. Instead, they'll have the tools and knowledge needed to create and maintain a manufacturing operation that is both profitable and green.

Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Materials

Author: Robert Creese
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1351990705
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first manufacturing book to examine time-based break-even analysis, this landmark reference/text applies cost analysis to a variety of industrial processes, employing a new, problem-based approach to manufacturing procedures, materials, and management. An Introduction to Manufacturing Processes and Materials integrates analysis of material costs and process costs, yielding a realistic, effective approach to planning and executing efficient manufacturing schemes. It discusses tool engineering, particularly in terms of cost for press work, forming dies, and casting patterns, process parameters such as gating and riser design for casting, feeds, and more.

Industrial Materials

Author: Larry David Helsel
Publisher: Goodheart-Willcox Pub
ISBN: 9781590708521
Format: PDF
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Industrial Materials provides basic coverage of the five major types of industrial materialsmetals and their alloys, plastics, ceramics, wood and engineered wood products, and composites. The text first presents a general overview of material composition, molecular structure, and mechanical and physical properties of materials. The five major types of industrial materials are then covered in a clear, easy-to-read format. The text concludes with an introduction to material standards. Destructive and nondestructive testing of materials are also presented in an overview format. This text is suitable for an advanced high school and introductory community college/university level materials technology curriculum.

Lean Production for the Small Company

Author: Mike Elbert
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1439877793
Format: PDF
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A hands-on guide to adapting Lean principles and the Toyota Production System to high-mix/low-volume environments, Lean Production for the Small Company uses charts, pictures, and easy-to-understand language to describe the methods needed to improve processes and eliminate waste. It walks readers through the correct order of implementation and describes problems and pitfalls along with time-tested solutions. Explaining how to incorporate existing systems into a Lean strategy, the book starts with the fundamentals and builds on them to describe the full range of tools and processes needed to implement Lean. It outlines how to design factories for Lean manufacturing and demonstrates how to remove variations within business and manufacturing processes to achieve a smooth continuous flow of product that delivers your product on time to customers. The tools, methods, and ideals discussed are applicable in any industry and all parts of your business—from manufacturing and sales to human resources. The text unveils new methods and tools that can help you reduce inventory, improve inventory turns, and facilitate raw material flow through the factory. It details how to use customer order demands to schedule the production floor, rather than using estimated production schedules. It also considers the accounting process and explains how to improve your cash-to-cash cycle time. Drawing on the author’s decades of experience transforming high-mix plants to Lean, the text brings together coverage of the tools and processes that have made Toyota so successful. All the chapters in this book, when implemented, will result in a culture change that will transform your company into a learning organization that continuously eliminates waste and improves its processes.

People Process and Culture

Author: Jeffrey P. Wincel
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466557907
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Examining Lean processes in the context of the authors’ academic research in-progress, People, Process, & Culture: Lean Manufacturing in the Real World illustrates the impact of culture on the implementation of Lean Manufacturing (LM) across various geographic and cultural areas. It identifies cultural values, as examined against Lean manufacturing disciplines, and derives culturally based Lean Manufacturing (LM) values. It then assesses these cultural values in light of specific LM components, such as PULL systems and TPM, to demonstrate varying perspectives and applications. Illustrates global cultural influences on Lean implementation Uses academic research as the foundation of the material Examines the many Lean components currently in use around the world Building on the continued prominence of LM as the preferred operational approach, the book supplies time-tested advice to help you sort through the flood of information on Lean techniques and culture. It examines the numerous Lean components currently being deployed successfully around the world and identifies the limitations that can result from the varying interpretations and applications of Lean systems. Lean culture is all about Lean vision, mission, and values. This book not only identifies the Lean values required, but also supplies the understanding to integrate these values across all levels of your organization. The book will be especially helpful to international corporate managers working to demystify the sometimes hard-to-understand characteristics of Lean transformation.

Introduction to robotics in CIM systems

Author: James A. Rehg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780130602435
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Employment trends in the field of robotics have changed over the years. Engineers and technicians no longer concentrate solely on robot technology; instead, they are capable of working on the entire production system. For this reason, any training in robotics must reflect this emphasis on the total system. The need for personnel who can design, develop, implement, and provide support for automated production systems with robots is significant and is growing. This fifth edition of "Introduction to Robotics in CIM Systems" includes information about the hardware, software, and programming that support the implementation of automated work cells and manufacturing systems. New in the fifth edition of the text: Goals and objectives listed at the beginning of each chapter. A career spotlight highlights careers related to the concepts being covered in every chapter. Updated information on safety and troubleshooting. A section outlining program commands for the Yaskawa robot. Major updates and additions throughout. Instructors who are using this book for a course should obtain the accompanying Instructor's Manual (ISBN 0-15-060245-0).

Introduction to Manufacturing Processes

Author: Mikell P. Groover
Publisher: Wiley
ISBN: 9780470632284
Format: PDF, ePub
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Michele Groover's first issue of Manufacturing Processes builds upon much of the content from his 4th edition, of Fundamentals of Modern Manufacturing. The text incorporates design topics, balance quantitative and qualitative coverage; offers most current information on latest developments in the field; and makes the topic of manufacturing processes exciting with visualizing processes. The text also includes several case studies expanded upon online with related assessment content along with videos with related assessment questions. The text includes "hot topics" pedagogical elements with discussions ranging from lean manufacturing to green engineering to nanotechnology as well as an end chapter containing "putting it all together" systems analysis type exercises.

Lean Software Strategies

Author: Peter Middleton
Publisher: Productivity Press
ISBN: 9781563273056
Format: PDF
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Winner Of The 2007 Shingo Prize For Excellence In Manufacturing Research! Lean production, which has radically benefited traditional manufacturing, can greatly improve the software industry with similar methods and results. This transformation is possible because the same overarching principles that apply in other industries work equally well in software development. The software industry follows the same industrial concepts of production as those applied in manufacturing; however, the software industry perceives itself as being fundamentally different and has largely ignored what other industries have gained through the application of lean techniques. Lean Software Strategies: Proven Techniques for Managers and Developers, shows how the most advanced concepts of lean production can be applied to software development and how current software development practices are inadequate. Written for software engineers, developers, and leaders who need help creating lean software processes and executing genuinely lean projects, this book draws on the personal experiences of the two authors as well as research on various software companies applying lean production to software development programs.