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Manufacturing Engineer

Issue 5 • Date Oct. 2003

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  • It's all about the economy

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):10 - 11
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  • Don't orchestrate decline

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):12 - 13
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  • On spec, on time, on cost

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 32
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  • Fly-By inspection

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):42 - 43
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  • What's cooking?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 48
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  • Virtual production

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 9
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  • Productivity in motion

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 8
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  • Power test [Perkins Engines Company test facility]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):16 - 19
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    Perkins Engines Company, now part of Caterpillar, has been making diesel engines for more than 70 years, and tests engines for companies such as BMW, Daewoo, Lotus and Rolls Royce. The test facility, at Peterborough, is winning acclaim for the quality of its engine testing, backed by six sigma quality credentials. The article describes the test facility's work. View full abstract»

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  • On test [electronic device testing]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):40 - 43
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    With electronic devices and components getting smaller and smaller, accurate, reliable test systems are becoming more of a challenge that designers must take seriously. 2 methods are described. Electrical testing is technically very difficult to set up, but devices that have been designed to Joint Test Action Group (JTAG) standards are provided with a boundary scan description language (BDSL) file... View full abstract»

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  • Weee audit launches audit

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 7
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  • A deep niche [competitiveness]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):28 - 31
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    Small and medium-sized engineering firms and manufacturers face major challenges in trying to remain competitive in the global market place. The authors investigate a strategic ploy to maximise effectiveness in product design and R&D; focusing one's resources on a targeted area of expertise. View full abstract»

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  • A widget simulation [company transformation]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):14 - 15
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    Describes a way to convince a group of manufacturing engineers of the need for company transformation and improvement. It involves a 2-day exercise centred around a widget factory simulation. View full abstract»

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  • Foundry trends [IC manufacturing]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):36 - 39
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    The foundry business model of integrated circuit manufacturing involves focused development of semiconductor processes and manufacturing technology by foundries, to serve the needs of innovative IC designers who no longer wish to own some or even any of their own manufacturing facilities. It has created significant new opportunities for fabless semiconductor companies while opening new outsourcing... View full abstract»

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  • Good training "can win business for europe"

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 6
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  • Technology splicing

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):24 - 27
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    Is the latest technology the only good technology? The author argues that innovative combinations of old and new work better; organisations will find technology more useful if they combine low-tech processes that work with technologies that add value. View full abstract»

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  • Assembleon looks to the future

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 4
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  • Mind the gap [transistor costs]

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):44 - 47
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    The cost of testing each transistor on a chip in 2000 was less than a hundredth of its manufacturing cost. But, within ten years, test costs could have increased and manufacturing costs fallen to the point where the two cross over. View full abstract»

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  • Reinventing inventory

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):20 - 21
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    Well designed and defined component fittings enables the harvest of benefits through future products not even anticipated today. View full abstract»

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  • Uk machine tool exports slump

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 7
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  • Wmg boss calls for "tax holiday"

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 5
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  • Editorial - Manufacturing: problem or opportunity?

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 1
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  • The reflective supply chain

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s):22 - 23
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    Concerns ways to establish a supply chain that reflects internal needs. Many previously unidentified inefficiencies can thus be eliminated. View full abstract»

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  • Manufacturing size "does not matter"

    Publication Year: 2003, Page(s): 4
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