The SCIENCE of MANUFACTURING
of Manufacturing -- An
online exhibit covering manufacturing and technology in Michigan through
history. The site looks at the following topics: The Carriage Makers,
Cereal and Consumer Goods, Furniture Cities, Iron and Steel Products,
Roads, Rails and Waterways
Adventure -- A
great three-step introduction to the manufacturing process!
Statistics and analysis of the major manufacturing industries from the U.S. Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics -- Includes pages on the following
industries: Aerospace Manufacturing, Apparel and Other Textile Products,
Chemicals Manufacturing (Except Drugs), Drug Manufacturing, Electronic
Equipment Manufacturing, Food Processing, Motor Vehicle and Equipment
Manufacturing, Printing and Publishing, Steel Manufacturing, Textile Mill
in America -- An online essay on manufacturing history in America. From the site: "America
was born with a respect for "rugged individualism," from the myth of
the frontiersman to the myth of the self-made man. The rise of the Protestant
work ethic also fueled the drive toward industrialization in American.
A third cultural force was an underlying faith in the scientific method
and reductionism, where tasks are broken down and separately optimized."
Brief History of Manufacturing Systems -- An overview of several models of manufacturing systems and the products that
were built. Systems range from Taylor's principles of manufacturing, Ford's
factory model, a Comparison of Traditional and New Flexible Automation
Manufacturing Technologies, Computer-based Manufacturing Tools.
of Work: Assembly Lines -- Essay chronicling the history of the assembly line in America. From the site:
"Where was modern industry born? One place to look is behind Model T Plaza
at the corner of Manchester Street and Woodward Avenue in the Detroit
suburb of Highland Park. There, looming up behind a Farmer Jack supermarket
is what remains of Henry Ford's massive Highland Park Model T factory."
Assembly Lines -- An introduction to the concepts and principles of assembly-line manufacturing,
and a discussion of different models of assembly line systems.
Guide to Textile Manufacturing -- A four-part series on the textile manufacturing process, including units
on fibers and fabrics, quality, risk assessment, and safety.
Tile Manufacturing -- A detailed look at how ceramic tile is manufactured!
History Of Evolution In Composites Manufacturing Technology -- From
the site: "The introduction of boron filaments in the early 1960s lead
to the birth of advanced composites technology. High modulus, high strength
continuous filaments, like boron and later carbon, have profoundly impacted
today's aerospace airframe design and manufacturing." Learn much more
about this topic at this site!