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An Introduction to Intelligent Processing Programs Developed by the Air Force Manufacturing Technology DirectorateThe Air Force has numerous on-going manufacturing and integration development programs (machine tools, composites, metals, assembly, and electronics) which are instrumental in improving productivity in the aerospace industry, but more importantly, have identified strategies and technologies required for the integration of advanced processing equipment. An introduction to four current Air Force Manufacturing Technology Directorate (ManTech) manufacturing areas is provided. Research is being carried out in the following areas: (1) machining initiatives for aerospace subcontractors which provide for advanced technology and innovative manufacturing strategies to increase the capabilities of small shops; (2) innovative approaches to advance machine tool products and manufacturing processes; (3) innovative approaches to advance sensors for process control in machine tools; and (4) efforts currently underway to develop, with the support of industry, the Next Generation Workstation/Machine Controller (Low-End Controller Task).
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Sampson, Paul G.
(Wright Lab. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, United States)
Sny, Linda C.
(Wright Lab. Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, United States)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1992
Publication Information
Publication: NASA, Washington, The Federal Conference on Intelligent Processing Equipment
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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