Original Date: 02/01/1991
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : Manufacturing Processes
Litton applies a thorough professional policy to its manufacturing process using procedures that are recommended in DOD 4245.7M, Transition From Development to Production. The company applies current state-of-the-art techniques and materials to its planning and to the development of its design and product. For example, Litton assigns its manufacturing engineers from the design concept through pilot design production and into the resulting day-to-day operations. A manufacturing engineer is assigned and dedicated to the product line as it starts production. Litton uses an internal Manufacturing Instruction (MI) at the hands-on level for assembly to instruct and guide the worker in the step-by-step procedures of assembly. The MI includes all of the usual information to assist the worker; i.e., tooling required, test instructions, etc. However, the MI improves on the routine industrial traveler by the use of isometric drawings and exploded sketches at the individual operation level. This helps the assembly person to see the work better as he/she proceeds more efficiently through the test instructions of the traveler which are supplemented by exploded sketches.
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