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AMT’s advocacy department promotes public policy to strengthen America’s manufacturing technology industry.
Kirchner succeeds Greg Lee, who retired after more than 30 years.
When talking with prospects and customers, testing machine manufacturers often come across symptoms that imply the current situation could be improved dramatically with a new investment in technology, specifically a well-engineered materials testing system.
Ford had a problem. On a small number of vehicles, the powertrain hardware and software malfunctioned.
“GD&T was developed to address the many problems that had been encountered over the years as companies tried to describe their part geometry.”
The global automobile industry is reaching record levels with the production of more than 80 million units in 2011 supported by more than EU 50 billion investment in research and development, according to BDW Automotive.
In manufacturing, repeatable, measurable process is prized while “winging it’ is verboten. And for good reason: process equals discipline, safety and efficiency.
Faced with slimmer profit margins in a shrinking economy, today’s leaders of manufacturing businesses find themselves scrutinizing every aspect of their business model to find ways to shave costs. Profitability targets are getting harder and harder to attain, while ever-present threats of economic trouble loom ever larger.
GD&T is difficult to get right even though it is very logical. What does “right” mean? Right means several things, but mainly that it imposes achievable, fully function based and only necessary permissible limits of imperfection using absolutely syntactically correct code.
As the New Year begins, it appears the automotive industry has weathered the literal and figurative storms of 2012. The criticism concerning lack of industry innovation has momentarily quieted as 50 new models were introduced in 2012.
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