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Issue 1 • April 1958

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  • Message from the editor

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 0
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  • Chairman's Notebook: How the PGPT Serves the Small Electronics Firm

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 0
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  • Introductory remarks to the session

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 18
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  • Brain pickings - storage random access (human)

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):63 - 65
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  • A Production Design Concept for Electro-Mechanical Components

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):19 - 25
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    A unique application of worm gearing to electro-mechanical shaft assembly servos is shown, including a survey of basic requirements, and a comparison of alternate configurations. Possible application of mass production techniques to small lot quantities through design standardization is described. The savings in enginerring effort by the selection of standard components having predictable characte... View full abstract»

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  • Some Personnel Problems of Automation

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):11 - 13
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    The author presents two basic principles of strategy for orderly transition to automation. Also given are eight generalized solutions to the attendant personnel problems -- solutions that were suggested by research studies being conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U. S. Department of Labor. Specific examples are given. from the case studies of: a TV manufacturer issuing printed wiri... View full abstract»

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  • The Use of Commercially Available Automation Equipment

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):1 - 4
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    As Chairman of the first session: "MANAGEMENT, HOW TO PREPARE FOR AND IMPLEMENT AUTOMATION," the author points out that the session not only focuses upon a subject that all recognize as of primary interest to many facets of the electronics business; but that it also draws a precision bead on the strengths and weaknesses of our progress to date, and upon the problems that comfort us in the further ... View full abstract»

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  • Development of Standards for Automation

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):39 - 43
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    In implementing automation it is reminded that the industry is faced with frustrations and dissatisfactions for lack of adequate progress in the standardization of the many facets of mechanized assembly--patterns, parts, assembly, inspection. An advance look is given of an R & D document, to be promulgated by the Signal Corps, titled Design Requiremehts for Printed Wiring Electronic Equipment.... View full abstract»

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  • A Comptroller's View of the Problems Encountered in Adapting to Automation

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):5 - 8
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    The automation experiences of GE's Light Military Electronic Equipment Department are outlined. Military job-shop assembly quantities are established at 200 units. In balancing direct-labor savings against machine costs, it is emphasized that indirect and intangeble savings should be properly evaluated. Examples are given. The five basic problem areas of obsolence, depreciation, factory overhead r... View full abstract»

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  • A Small Three-Dimensional Printed Wiring Module

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):26 - 30
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    The advantages of individual-circuit modular construction are reviewed. Armed Services opinion is quoted, indicating that more modular construction is the most important present trend. A new modular approach is introduced, and several shapevariations which were investigated, are shown. The finally-adopted "PLUS Module" standard is described as consisting of a square socketmounted top and another s... View full abstract»

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  • Automating Small-Lot Electronic Production

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):50 - 59
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    It is indicated that new developments of promise for automation of military electronics have yet to reach actual production. A plea is made for a self-instituted program of standardization and mechanism. The various types of semi-automatic mechanized, and programmed varieties of automation machinery for electronic assembly, are described, and commented upon at some length. A tabulation of their nu... View full abstract»

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  • A Prediction of the Future Machinery of Automation

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):14 - 16
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    Based on the past experience of a company engaged in this field, their own results and the results of others are assessed. Machines, past and present,~ are discussed covering the last three years. It is concluded that there are none in actual production that, can be truly called "automation systems", but that some have reached a significant level of the assembly process. Emphasized is the ,importa... View full abstract»

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  • Reasons for Avoiding an Automation Program at this Time

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 17
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    The speaker makes the statement that much of the present work in automation seems to be a matter of fashion rather than of hard, common sense thinking. It is charged that projects like the NBS "Tinkertoy", and some of the applications of printed circuits are unjustified economically, or from the point of view of the needs of national defense. It appears to the speaker that a great deal of effort i... View full abstract»

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  • The Component-Parts Bottleneck in a Peacetime Production Profile

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):60 - 62
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    Although the title is addressed to peacetime conditions, it is pointed out that the possibility of mobilization for war effort, needs to be considered, at least as a background for decisions. It is indicated that mechanization in the component-parts industry is not new, having had substantial beginnings 20 years ago. The author states, although there are in operation ceramic capacitor assembly mac... View full abstract»

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  • Problems in Manufacturing Component Parts for Automation

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):9 - 10
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    It is pointed out that by 1960 both printed wiring and automation will be badly needed by the dynamic electronics industry. Outlined is the recent history of the swing to automation by the component parts manufacturer. Those attempts that have yielded less than uniform products, are laid at the door of lack-of-standardization. Some of the present standardization needs are enumerated. Stressed is t... View full abstract»

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  • Military Problems Imposed by Automation

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):36 - 43
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    The problems of logistics, maintenance and reliability, as imposed by automation on users of military electronics, are presented. It is reminded that the military is very careful to avoid telling industry how to build equipment, and therefore, in theory, automation should be only of military academic interest. On the other hand, with the cost of military electronics sometimes reaching staggering p... View full abstract»

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  • The Use of Company-Developed Automation Machinery

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):3 - 4
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    Steps in the implementation of automation at Admiral are outlined. The selection, development and testing of new component-part forms are described at some length. Standardization,and design details are covered. Stressed is uniformity in product and procedure and recent mechanized equipment improvements. In conclusion, the author prognosticates upon the future gains from automation development. View full abstract»

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  • "Fountain" Soldering -- Its Background and Development

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):31 - 34
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    Old, tried, and true principles are described as they have been applied to a modified "fountain" soldering technique, to virtually eliminate "drossing" (tin and lead oxidation) and to reduce contamination to a minimum. A history is given of the development of this technique at Sanders, dating from the early days of the "Tinkertoy" program. An early sheet-aluminum stencil and "solder boat" dipping ... View full abstract»

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  • The Problem of Compatibility Between Military Equipment Design and Commercial Automation Techniques

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s):45 - 49
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    The thesis is presented that standardization is the key to compatibility between military equipment design and commercial automation techniques. The definition of "automation", as authorized by the Electronic Industries Assn. (formerly RETMA) is given. The cognizant standardization organization, Panel "A" within EIA on Automation and Computers is described as consisting of seven main committees wi... View full abstract»

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  • The Chairman Keynotes the Session and Presents a Defense Profile

    Publication Year: 1958, Page(s): 35
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Aims & Scope

This Transaction ceased production in 1959. The current publication is titled IEEE Transactions on Components, Packaging, and Manufacturing Technology.

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