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PLTW CIM Lesson 1.1

Toppenish High School -PLTW CIM Lesson 1.1 History of Manufacturing

Automated Guidance Vehicle (AGV) A computer-controlled system that uses pallets and other interface equipment to transport work pieces to NC machine tools and other equipment in a flexible manufacturing system
Automated Storage/Retrieval System (ASRS) A system that moves material either vertically or horizontally between a storage compartment and a transfer station or within a process.
Automation The use of technology to ease human labor or extend the mental or physical capabilities of humans.
Computer Aided Design (CAD) The use of computers in converting the initial idea for a product into a detailed engineering design.
Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) The use of computers in converting engineering designs into finished products.
Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) A company-wide management philosophy for planning, integration, and implementation of automation.
Dependent Variable A variable whose value depends on the value of another variable.
Independent Variable The controlling factor between variables, on which the value of the other variable depends.
Just in Time (JIT) A system that eliminates work-in-process (WIP) inventory by scheduling arrival of parts and assemblies for an operation at the time they are needed and not before.
Kaizen Continuous improvement that involves all participants.
Lean Manufacturing The systematic elimination of waste.
Manufacturing A series of interrelated activities and operations that involve product design and the planning, producing, materials control, quality assurance, management, and marketing of that product.
Robotics The science and technology of robots, their design, manufacture, and application.
Six SIGMA Six Sigma at many organizations is a measure of quality that strives for near perfection. To achieve Six Sigma, a process must not produce more than 3.4 defects per million opportunities.
Variable A quantity that can assume any of a set of values.
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