Depaneling: A Study in Yield and Productivity
- USING POKA-YOKE METHODS TO IMPROVE EMPLOYMENT POTENTIAL OF INTELLECTUALLY DISABLED WORKERS. Treurnicht, N. F.; Blanckenberg, M. M.; van Niekerk, H. G. // South African Journal of Industrial Engineering;May2011, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p213
In this project an electronic manufacturing process, namely ribbon cable assembly, was adapted for execution by intellectually disabled individuals. To make the work accessible to them, human error was controlled by a Poka-yoke approach. The design of the work process used industry standard...
- Design for Concept Time. Grundy, Peter // Circuits Assembly;Nov2005, Vol. 16 Issue 11, p30
The article explains the concept of design for test (DfT) in semiconductor design and manufacturing processes. Users who specialize in defense and space electronics defined DfT in two ways. First, DfT can be a design process that creates products and processes with automatic or integrated test...
- Wiring systems come out of the closet. Finch, Andrew // Process & Control Engineering (PACE);Oct2004, Vol. 57 Issue 9, p8
Focuses on decentralised machines and systems. Dispensing with electrical interface cabinet and distribution boxes; Reduction of wiring and investment costs.
- Finding Hidden Placement Problems. Voegle, Kary // Circuits Assembly;Dec2006, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p36
The article discusses the hidden placement problems associated with electronics manufacturing processes at Phoenix International. The company develops rugged electronics components and systems for industries that rely on the equipment to function under the most adverse conditions. Phoenix has...
- The Future of Manufacturing. Parviz, Babak A. // Technology Review;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 110 Issue 5, p36
The author suggests that production of complex systems will soon take advantage of self-assembly. He emphasizes the semiconductor industry's success in producing integrated electronics and its failure at mass-manufacturing multifunctional microsystems. He argues that the complexity and...
- Clean and flexible. Raleigh, Patrick // Process Engineering;Sep/Oct2007, Vol. 88 Issue 5, p29
The article reports that regulatory and commercial pressures in Great Britain are driving the market for hygienic processing equipment. The drive to ameliorate machine performance and throughput in hygienic requirements has led to interesting innovations, covering everything from valve design to...
- Key Issues in Supporting Customers Not Transitioning To Pb-Free. Williams, Curt // Circuits Assembly;Dec2006, Vol. 17 Issue 12, p32
The article discusses the key issues in supporting customers not transitioning to lead-free electronics manufacturing process. The impact of the Restrictions on Hazardous Substances Directive on electronics manufacturing services provider is cited. The potential loss for companies trying to...
- 5S Provides Competitive Lean Foundation. Lanigan, Jim // SMT: Surface Mount Technology;May2004, Vol. 18 Issue 5, p70
Discusses the implementation of lean philosophies to improve a company's product margins. Comparison with kaizen events; Implementation of a visual factory through the 5S concept developed by Hiroyuki Hirano; Components of the 5S concept.
- Information has value, but how much are you willing to pay for it? Thompson, Olin // Food Engineering;Oct2003, Vol. 75 Issue 10, p88
Focuses on the importance of information gathering in manufacturing processes of companies. Methods of gathering information; Details on backflushing method; Comparison between backflushing and aggregate reporting method; Definition of direct reporting.