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Engineering Chap 7

system refers to a collection of objects that work together to achieve a specific goal
systems have: inputs, processes, feedback, outputs, goals
inputs everything that enters the system to achieve the goal
processes parts of the system that actually change the inputs into the desired product
feedback information that the system uses to make adjustments during manufacturing process
outputs everything the process produces
non-durable goods disposable; consumable
durable goods stand the test of time
goal whatever system is meant to accomplish
optimization process of making a system as effective as possible
CAD computer aided design
CAM computer aided manufacturing system
primary processing first step in transforming raw materials into useful materials
life- cycle analysis involves charting all of the inputs and outputs of every system related to its production and use from extraction to processing to disposal
Created by: msjmm