Accession Number : AD0429175

Title :   SOME CONSIDERATIONS ON PARTS, MATERIALS AND PROCESS ENGINEERING FOR MILITARY SYSTEMS,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Heitkamp,Douglas O.

Report Date : 23 JAN 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Every military system can be subdivided into subsystem, equipments, assemblies and components. These, in turn, can be reduced to their basic constituents, that is, parts and materials. It logically follows that parts and materials in conjunction with manufacturing processes constitute the elements basic to the creation of any system. Therefore, if any defects or deficiencies exist in the parts, materials, and processes being used to create a system, it should come as no surprise that the system will exhibit undesirable characteristics relative to performance, reliability, maintainability, effectiveness, producibility, supportability, and availability; the program may require excessive funds and undergo schedule slippages during design and development of the system. This paper will attempt to describe certain experiences relative to parts, materials, and processes technology with a view toward developing recommendations that can be useful to SSD and the Aerospace Corporation. Certain implications of these recommendations on SSD and Aerospace technical management responsibilities will also be discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPECIFICATIONS, RELIABILITY), (*MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, QUALITY CONTROL), PRODUCTION, MANUFACTURING, MILITARY ENGINEERING, PROCUREMENT, PROCESSING, INVENTORY CONTROL, MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE