Companies are trying to save money, improve products, develop new materials and become more efficient. New technologies are developed to positively impact the manufacturing industry and society.
What are the advantages of automation?
Less waste produced and faster running time
Low set up costs
Lots of jobs are created
Cooperatives are owned by...
Metals, plastics, coal and gas are all examples of what?
The Japanese term 'Kaizen' is used for which process?
Controlling the release of greenhouse gases
Which of these best describes market pull?
Products are produced in response to customers' wants or needs
Products are produced using new technology
Products are produced with a planned limited life
Trend forecasters are able to do what?
Decide how faiths and beliefs are affected by a product
Predict the colours and patterns that will emerge on the market in two years' time
Use new technologies to develop fashion wear
What does CAM stand for?
Computer accessed manufacturing
Computer aided manipulation
Computer aided manufacture
Which of these is an example of CAD?
Designing on a computer
What does Just in time (JIT) manufacturing do?
Saves money on materials and storage
Maximises efficiency by changing designs
Creates products through an assembly line
Planned obsolescence is...
Bad for the environment
The ability to be repaired
Meant to be recycled