PRODUCTION ENGINEERING MEASURE FOR MANUFACTURE OF METEOROLOGICAL BALLOONS TYPE ML-541 ( )UM.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 9, 19 Apr-18 Jul 64,
KAYSAM CORP OF AMERICA PATERSON N J
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The prime technical objective of this production engineering measure is to establish the capability of producing the ML-541 UM balloon on a pilot-run basis. This objective implies the attainment of improved quality of balloon and the achievement of uniformity in the finished balloon and its performance in flight. A second objective is the development of manufacturing methods to a high level of technology. This provides for the utilization of automatic and semi-automatic equipment whenever possible, taking into consideration that the balloon is a delicate device to handle. A goal in the design of the equipment is to anticipate technological development of meteorological balloons, and to design all equipment in such a manner that the danger of early obsolescence is practically nil. A further objective is to prepare a mobilization plan for production of the ML-541 UM balloon at the specified production rate. From an economic point of view, the goal of the development of improved methods of manufacture under this production engineering measure is the reduction in cost and price of this balloon.