Accession Number : ADA559536


Title :   Northwest Manufacturing Initiative


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 18 Feb 2008-31 Dec 2011


Corporate Author : ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC INITIATIVES INC SPRINGFIELD OR


Personal Author(s) : Evans, J R ; Fuller, Ellen A ; Chalkiopoulos, Mary ; Barrett, Brice ; Wood, William E ; Talla, Rajarsekar ; Kadali, Jyothi ; Nordstrom, Richard ; Quale, Thomas ; Aronson, Jesse


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a559536.pdf


Report Date : 27 Mar 2012


Pagination or Media Count : 316


Abstract : The Northwest Manufacturing lnititaive, through its partner organizations, has conducted research into Northwest defense industrial base capability gaps, primarily through manufacturing workforce assessment and targeted training, including Lean Manufacturing, Leadership and Supervisory Training, and Project Management, resulting in increased and retained sales and job creation. A database to optimize manufacturing buyer/supplier connections, called the NW Connectory, was also developed. In addition, we sought to address defense systems engineering gaps through university based research and development focusing on improving or extending defense equipment lifecycles by determining plane strain fracture toughness, fatigue crack growth and threshold stress corrosion cracking and intensity levels for Carpenter Technology Custom 465 and Ferrium S53. The impact of ultrasonic impact treatment, advanced gas metal arc welding, cold metal transfer, electrospark discharge surfacing on these alloys were also assessed. Statements of the problems studied and summaries of the most important results can be found in the Executive Summaries of collaborative partner organization, including the Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership, The Pacific Northwest Defense Coalition, Portland State University, and Worksystems, Inc.. The detailed research data from each of our partners can be found in the appendices.


Descriptors :   *DEFENSE INDUSTRY , *JOB TRAINING , *MANUFACTURING , ACOUSTIC EMISSIONS , DATA BASES , ELECTRON MICROSCOPY , FATIGUE(MECHANICS) , IRON ALLOYS , KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT , LABOR , LIFE CYCLE MANAGEMENT , RESIDUAL STRESS , SKILLS , WELDING


Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Metallurgy and Metallography
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE