Successful Composites Technology Transfer

Author: George N. Bullen
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
ISBN: 0872638804
Size: 55.93 MB
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The ingenuity and visibility of NASA space programs, such as the max launch abort system (MLAs), are sparking the creativity, knowledge transfer, and unique applications of revolutionary technologies in areas such as aerospace, wind energy, transportation, oil, safety, and civil infrastructure. Lightweight, high-strength, carbon-fiber composites materials, vacuum-assisted resin transfer molding, smart sensors, out-of-autoclave curing of autoclave composites, unified structures, structural health monitoring systems, smart phone/RFID tracking, determinant assembly, forensic engineering, and the digital tapestry that ties everything together are just a few of the technological advances perfected in NASA’s programs. Successful composites technology transfer takes the discussion of these technologies to the next level — addressing the advantages and challenges to their more widespread industrial application. Readers will get insight into how high-strength, carbon-fiber composites and its related technologies are making inroads into products such as commercial airplane seats and carts, turbine blades, firefighting equipment, trucks, buses, lifting and support devices, and containers. The author shares breakthrough thinking on other potential applications, such as a new lighter than air ship, prototype vehicles, driver health and safety, firefighter safety, and bridge infrastructure safety and health monitoring. According to Foreword author, Tim Shinbara, vice president of manufacturing technology at AMT (Association for Manufacturing Technology), “...it is of considerable value to search out, discover, and digest resources such as this book in an effort to continually improve the lens by which we innovate.” Aside from new product innovations, extension of the manufacturing technologies, and processes described herein have the potential to not only add new functionality or modify the existing functionality of existing products and systems, but in many cases, adoption would require minimal effort from the manufacturing enterprise.

Nine Months In Iran

Author: George Bullen
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1329439538
Size: 43.90 MB
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Describes an American's experience during the violent Iranian Islamic revolution of 1978 and 1979. Provides insight and revealing commentary relevant to today's US-Iranian negotiations for controlling the development within Iran of nuclear weapons.

Lean Epiphanies

Author: Gary Conner
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
ISBN: 0872638782
Size: 54.60 MB
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It should not be surprising that the application of world-class manufacturing techniques is even more critical to company survival than it was even a decade ago. In Lean Epiphanies, lean expert and Shing Prize winning author Gary Conner relates inspirational stories of the places he has been, the companies he has worked with, and the people he has met in his Lean Enterprise Training consultancy over the course of the last 20 years. Conner's experience conducting hundreds of continuous improvement events involving thousands of team members led to his writing this fun, easy-to-read collection of short stories. Readers will find the conversational style refreshing and the insights transformative and encouraging in their own continuous improvement efforts. Each short story relates an “Aha!” moment that teaches something new. Lean newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike will learn through Conner’s compelling insights into human nature, company culture, leadership, and what it takes for business success in the changing dynamics of the new world economy.

Nasa Spinoff 1996

Author: James J. Haggerty
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788139819
Size: 28.31 MB
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Summarizes NASA's current mainline programs whose objectives require development of new technology. Includes a representative sampling of spinoff products & processes that resulted from secondary application of NASA technology, in health & medicine, transportation, public safety, consumer/home/recreation, environment & resources management, computer technology, & manufacturing technology. Describes the various mechanisms NASA employs to stimulate technology transfer. Contains contact sources for further info. about the Technology Transfer Program.

A Guide To High Performance Powder Coating

Author: Bob Utech
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
ISBN: 0872635473
Size: 59.12 MB
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Learn about the latest advancements in powder and equipment that will ensure you stay on the competitive edge. This book provides in-depth information about system design and layout, equipment features and benefits, system efficiency, operating costs, maintenance and coating comparison. It focuses on teaching how to control the process variables that lead to efficiency, quality and consistent operation. The material covered includes the basic process and equipment used in electrostatic spray operations: application equipment; Powder materials; Booths and reclaim systems; Washers and ovens. Also, operating costs, system efficiency, continuous improvement and other areas of advanced training are included.

Fundamentals Of Composites Manufacturing Second Edition

Author: A. Brent Strong
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
ISBN: 0872638545
Size: 23.41 MB
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Describes advances, key information, case studies, and examples that can broaden your knowledge of composites materials and manufacturing methods. This text deals with composites manufacturing methods, providing tips for getting the best results that weigh the required material properties against cost and production efficiency. An Instructor's Guide is also available.

Tube Forming Processes

Author: Gregory Miller
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
ISBN: 087263633X
Size: 15.32 MB
Format: PDF
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"Tube Forming Processes, A Comprehensive Guide" is a thorough handbook with recent developments in the field, The text discusses the best materials for bending and methods and equipment for bending, cutting, branching, brazing and joining tubes. The book is suitable for the novice or for advanced tube fabricators. Information is from top industry experts covering the fundamentals and guidelines for tube fabrication, pipe fabrication, and other areas. There is information on secondary operations required by typical fabricators. The book also addresses management concerns, such as determining appropriate tools and equipment, weighing costs and quality, and knowing the choices available.

Fundamentals Of Manufacturing Third Edition

Author: Philip D. Rufe
Publisher: Society of Manufacturing Engineers
ISBN: 0872638707
Size: 71.32 MB
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Fundamentals of Manufacturing, Third Edition provides a structured review of the fundamentals of manufacturing for individuals planning to take SME'S Certified Manufacturing Technologist (CMfgT) or Certified Manufacturing Engineer (CMfgE) certification exams. This book has been updated according to the most recent Body of Knowledge published by the Certification Oversight and Appeals Committee of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. While the objective of this book is to prepare for the certification process, it is a primary source of information for individuals interested in learning fundamental manufacturing concepts and practices. This book is a valuable resource for anyone with limited manufacturing experience or training. Instructor slides and the Fundamentals of Manufacturing Workbook are available to complement course instruction and exam preparation. Table of Contents Chapter 1: Mathematics Chapter 2: Units of Measure Chapter 3: Light Chapter 4: Sound Chapter 5: Electricity/Electronics Chapter 6: Statics Chapter 7: Dynamics Chapter 8: Strength of Materials Chapter 9: Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer Chapter 10: Fluid Power Chapter 11: Chemistry Chapter 12: Material Properties Chapter 13: Metals Chapter 14: Plastics Chapter 15: Composites Chapter 16: Ceramics Chapter 17: Engineering Drawing Chapter 18: Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Chapter 19: Computer-Aided Design/Engineering Chapter 20: Product Development and Design Chapter 21: Intelllectual Property Chapter 22: Product Liability Chapter 23: Cutting Tool Technology Chapter 24: Machining Chapter 25: Metal Forming Chapter 26: Sheet Metalworking Chapter 27: Powdered Metals Chapter 28: Casting Chapter 29: Joining and Fastening Chapter 30: Finishing Chapter 31: Plastics Processes Chapter 32: Composite Processes Chapter 33: Ceramic Processes Chapter 34: Printed Circuit Board Fabrication and Assembly Chapter 35: Traditional Production Planning and Control Chapter 36: Lean Production Chapter 37: Process Engineering Chapter 38: Fixture and Jig Design Chapter 39: Materials Management Chapter 40: Industrial Safety, Health and Environmental Management Chapter 41: Manufacturing Networks Chapter 42: Computer Numerical Control Machining Chapter 43: Programmable Logic Controllers Chapter 44: Robotics Chapter 45: Automated Material Handling and Identification Chapter 46: Statistical Methods for Quality Control Chapter 47: Continuous Improvement Chapter 48: Quality Standards Chapter 49: Dimensional Metrology Chapter 50: Nondestructive Testing Chapter 51: Management Introduction Chapter 52: Leadership and Motivation Chapter 53: Project Management Chapter 54: Labor Relations Chapter 55: Engineering Economics Chapter 56: Sustainable Manufacturing Chapter 57: Personal Effectiveness