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This paper discusses the component insertion investigation work of a manufacturing methods study contract performed by the Martin Marietta Corporation for the U.S. Army Missile Command, and covers the results of a produceruser survey defining present and predicted future missile electronic module designs with an analysis on the use of numerical control component insertion. Survey data is tabulated for module designs, component usage .and application of component insertion equipment. Description and photographs of modules and available component insertion equipment are provided. Criteria influencing numerical control insertion decisions and capabilities of component inserters are discussed, and advantages and disadvantages of component insertion application are tabulated.