July 1, 1942

AVIATION MANUFACTURING

"War Production of Aircraft"

AVIATION MANUFACTURING

Work Simplification Can Speed War Production

The AVIATION NEWS

National Aviation

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"War Production of Aircraft"

Subject of Joint Meeting of the Detroit Section, Society of Automotive Engineers and the Engineering Society of Detroit.
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Work Simplification Can Speed War Production

Existing plants and machinery could increase war production at least 50 percent, without overworking employees, the author maintains. He tells how this can be accomplished through the application of principles of work simplification.

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National Aviation

Washington (AVIATION Bureau)—Upon his return from an allied conference in England, Lieut.-Gen. Henry H. Arnold, chief of the Army Air Forces, stated that American pilots will fly American equipment, organized as AAF units, in the forthcoming AngloAmerican air attack on Nazi Europe.
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The Future of Water-Based Airplanes

Destroy or capture its concrete strips and the land plane is knocked out, says the author. He believes, therefore, that the strategic importance of water-based aircraft, able to operate from unprepared ports afforded by seas and waterways the world over, should not be overlooked. This is the second in a series on flying boat design. The first, Remote Propeller Drives, appeared in the May, 1942, issue of this publication.

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B-24's in Quantity Production

The B-24 is one of the 4-engine "heavies' which are revising the military textbooks. Called the Liberator by the British, these long-range, hard-hitting bombers are in action in all parts of the world. Here is described Consolidated Aircraft's mobile assembly line which sends them to the Allied Nations' Air Forces in ever increasing numbers.

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Lockheed Expediter System

The mass production technique developed within the aircraft industry incorporates a degree of flexibility heretofore unknown. This means constant change and improvement in the end product while maintaining schedules. The expediter department, or equivalent system, is a by-product of this new production technique.

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"It Can Be Done!"

With this war-cry, plus the ingenuity and persistence of a few typically American exponents of the "do-it-now" school, Scott Aviation Corporation-a few years ago but a part-time basement machine shop-is in quantity production of delicate aircraft instruments.
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Shop Equipment & Accessories

One bottleneck in the finishing of plated parts for airplanes is imperfect finishes, spotty or otherwise, which experience has proved is generally caused by dirt, dust, rust particles, sediments, colloidal and other foreign matter in plating solutions and the water used in them.
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New Products

Modern Machine Tools

An internal precision grinder that will grind holes up to 9 in. deep and from ¼ in. to 18 in. in dia., straight or tapered sides, has just been announced by Sav-Way Tool & Machining Co., Detroit, Mich. Construction of headstock is such that loosening of two nuts permits an adjustment to a distance of 3½ in. at right angles to the wheel transverse.
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Material Handling at Buick . . . .

The flow of production depends on the flow of material. In aircraft engine plants the problem of material handling is complicated by the varying sources of material supply, the time differential between production and assembly, and the need for unusual care in handling precision parts.

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