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Flexible Material Handling

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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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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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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Forging

This Forging program begins by outlining forging's function in refining the metallurgical microstructure of wrought mills forms, and it's use in generating parts to near-net shape from these forms. Featured are segments on the various types of forging processes, including: Open-Die Forging, Impression-Die Forging, and Related Forging Processes.

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Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA)

This program was produced in cooperation with Robert Bosch Corporation in Farmington Hills, Michigan ,and is an introduction to the quality methodology Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA). As every new product is being designed, most manufacturing companies are developing FMEA documents to reduce the risk of product failures. In addition, quality standards like ISO9000 and QS9000 require an FMEA on all new products. To shorten development cycles, many different experts are involved in the design and testing phases of new products. This program was designed to quickly bring all team members up to speed on how the FMEA methods and procedures will impact them. It provides a general understanding of why companies do FMEAs, the difference between a product and a process risk, how FMEA documents track responsibilities to reduce risks, and what companies can do to minimize risks. After viewing this program, every person on your design team will have a good understanding of the importance of risk reduction and how the FMEA will keep track of these responsibilities.

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Computer Numerical Control

This program explains the basics of Computer Numerical Control, or CNC, by featuring segments on: Computer Numerical Control Principles and Computer Numerical Control Programming. The CNC Principles segment highlights the rectangular coordinate system and its use in generating precision tool paths. Integral elements of the rectangular coordinate system are presented, including: program zero, coordinate points, coordinate polarity, the absolute mode, the incremental mode, quadrants, and the various axes of motion. The CNC Programming segment features the step-by-step examination of CNC part program commands and their various letter addresses and numeric values. Also presented are discussions of point-to-point positioning, contouring, interpolation, compensations, special programming features, manual programming, computer-aided part design, or CAD, and computer-aided manufacturing, or CAM.

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Building a Lean Culture

Permanently changing the attitudes of employees is a difficult task. What might be considered a lean operation one day could slide back into the old ways of doing things overnight. The only way to truly build a lean culture is to fundamentally change the workplace culture and get buy in from every employee at all levels of the organization. While this is easier said than done, this Building a Lean Culture program brings you inside HID Global's North Haven, Connecticut plant, where they began a transformation. You'll see how this facility became the company's test pilot for cultural change centered on the concepts of lean manufacturing. Produced in cooperation with the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME), this program shows you first-hand how HID-Connecticut uses teamwork, community involvement, and social interaction among employees to spawn new ideas for improvement to quality, cost, and delivery. 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.

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Mechanical and Non-Destructive Testing

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.

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Managing Teams in Manufacturing

This Managing Teams in Manufacturing program transforms hard-to-define organizational concepts into a practical management agenda to help you focus on avoiding the pervasive pitfalls that often limit team performance. You'll see why team-based organizations almost always out-perform traditional top-down organizations. At Hewlett-Packard, teams have boosted responsiveness to frequent changes in technology and the production processes of their laser printers. See how team-based organization also helps break down adversarial relationships between departments, between production stages, or between unions and management.

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Milling and Machining Centers

This program provides a broad understanding of the milling process, including segments on milling machine basics, CNC machining centers, tool changers and cutting tools, workholding and workchanging, machining center accessories and programming, and operating parameters.

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