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Mapping Your Value Stream

This Mapping Your Value Stream program explains how value-stream mapping can be used to find waste in your production system. It starts by discussing the problems associated with a mass production philosophy. Dr. James Womack, president of the Lean Enterprise Institute, shares some of his experiences with mapping and what kind of reaction most people have when they learn to see waste within their operation.

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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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Electrical Discharge Machining

Electrical Discharge Machining

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Structural DNA

This Structural DNA program begins by highlighting the four stages of nanotechnology: static nanostructures, active nanodevices, nanomachines and simple nanosystems, and productive nanosystems. This foundation provides the context to explore the four primary approaches to building productive nanosystems. Two are top-down approaches: Diamondoid Mechanosynthesis, and Patterned Atomic Layer Epitaxy, and two are bottom-up approaches: Bis-peptide Synthesis, and Structural DNA. Part of the award-winning Manufacturing Insights Video Series, in this program viewers will then be introduced to researchers at Nanorex, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI, and Duke University, Durham, NC. They'll discover how these researchers are harnessing the structural and informational components of DNA to develop methods of altering molecules under programmable control to generate self-replicating productive nanosystems.

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Making Ideas a Central Part of Work

A century ago, Frederick Taylor taught that a manager's job was to think, and a worker's job was to do. Today, many manufacturers still operate this way. Their workers check their brains at the door. This Making Ideas Part of Work program explains how "lean leaders" make ideas explicitly part of everyone's job. Workers are expected to come up with them, managers are held accountable for their success in getting ideas, and the company's policies, structures and operating practices are designed to smooth the way for ideas, rather than to obstruct them. This program is part of an 8 program series based on the book “Ideas Are Free”, and will show you how to unlock the tremendous potential in your lean initiative by tapping into the ideas of your front-line employees. Authors and presenters, Dr. Alan Robinson and Dr. Dean Schroeder studied more than 150 organizations in 17 countries to discover what worked, what didn’t, and why when it comes to promoting ideas.

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Nanotechnology Manufacturing

Presented by Steve Fonash - Director Penn State Nanofabrication Facility, Penn State University. Nanotechnology has been predicted to be the progenitor of the second industrial revolution. Some of the approaches to making this exciting potential of nanotechnology into manufacturing reality are assessed. This program answers the big questions about Nanotechnology like, what manufacturing advantages does Nanotechnology offer?, how can Nanofabrication be done in a manufacturable way?, and shows examples of what is currently being done.

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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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Rapid Tooling Design

This Rapid Tooling Design program explores the development and application of various direct and indirect rapid tooling technologies used to create injection molds.

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The Challenge of Staying Lean after Initial Application

John Allen, Senior Partner, Total Systems Development. Mr. Allen has extensive Toyota experience, and was instrumental in the widely recognized lean implementation at Ford Motor Company Cleveland Engine Plant. He is a major contributor to the SME lean manufacturing series and one of the most sought after lean manufacturing implementation experts. He brings a viewpoint based on extensive experience and knowledge from many industries. Recorded at the SME Annual Meeting in 2001.

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Benchmarking Manufacturing Processes - Introspection

Benchmarking Manufacturing Processes is a two part series that demonstrates how to structure a best-practices search and how to transform benchmarking data into an improvement action plan. Tips for forming, training, and managing a benchmarking team, plus expert advice to help avoid common benchmarking project pitfalls are explained. The first Benchmarking Manufacturing Processes program, Introspection, focuses on assessing training needs, ethics, etiquette, protocols, and guidelines for conducting internal analysis and selecting benchmarking partners.

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