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This Hydroforming program examines the basic materials, tools, and techniques of tubular hydroforming and sheet metal hydroforming.
Visual Controls DVD
This program explains how visual controls are developed and used in a factory environment to help identify production problems quickly. In the program examples, you will see visual controls used to manage inventory, schedule maintenance, and clearly mark machine and tool locations. Other examples show the benefits of posting key goals and the motivational effects of successful communication.
Lean Manufacturing in a Small Shop DVD
Lean Manufacturing in a Small Shop takes you inside a corporation to see the processes they took to reduce the time it takes to manufacture new machines.
Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) DVD
Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) is a proven design methodology used to optimize part costs and quality, while reducing time-to-market development. This program features an interview with Nicholas Dewhurst of Boothroyd Dewhurst. He explains the concepts and use of DFMA in product analysis to understand the drivers of cost, and the interaction of the individual pieces within the product to optimize design, manufacturability, and assembly. Two companies who have successfully used DFMA are also highlighted, including: MDS-SCIEX, a scientific instrumentation manufacturer, where implementation of DFMA philosophies helped reduce the product development design cycle for their API 2000 mass spectrometer from 48 months to 16 months. Plug Power, a fuel cell manufacturer, where the integral use of DFMA facilitated development of their Proton Exchange Membrane fuel cell systems at the lowest cost while emphasizing three key elements: system manufacturability, serviceability, and sustainability.