Accession Number : ADA328899

Title :   The USAF Manufacturing Technology Program Status Report.

Descriptive Note : Program status rept.

Corporate Author : WRIGHT LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

PDF Url : ADA328899

Report Date : 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Representatives from the government, academia, and industry gathered in Miami Beach recently, for the 1996 Defense Manufacturing Conference. The Wright Laboratory Manufacturing Technology Directorate (MT) was a key participant at the Joint Directors of Laboratories Manufacturing Technology Panel-hosted event, which took place Dec. 2-5, at the Fontainebleau Hilton Hotel & Towers. The theme of this year's conference was "Issues and Challenges for the 21st Century." Approximately 830 attendees were provided an overview of defense manufacturing, which included detailed discussions related to various manufacturing initiatives and current technology thrusts. The status of both industry and government programs was presented with a vision for the future of defense manufacturing and industrial modernization. More than 70 government and industry exhibits were on display for the duration of the conference. The MT display played a prominent role, highlighting current programs which reduce weapon systems cost and enable advanced performance. Much of the conference centered around technical sessions and mini-symposiums, which addressed metals processing, composites processing, electronics processing, manufacturing and engineering systems, advanced industrial practices, best manufacturing practices, and several special topics.

Descriptors :   *SYMPOSIA, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *COMPUTER AIDED MANUFACTURING, METALS, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, COST EFFECTIVENESS, INDUSTRIAL MODERNIZATION, WEAPON SYSTEMS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING.

Subject Categories : Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE