Combiner Implementation Revision to Incorporate Custom Fusing Automation
Final rept. 27 Aug 96-31 Oct 98
NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIV AT RALEIGH COLL OF TEXTILES
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NCSU developed a strategy with a Defense Apparel Manufacturer American Apparel and an equipment manufacturer to design, construct, and Implement economically justifiable, commercial equipment to automate the BDU pocket flap fusing operation and demonstrate the benefits of automation to the military apparel contractors. The custom commercialization strategy employed through this project has resulted in technology that is available for sale to other military contractors. This project has demonstrated clearly that automation does play a major role in the overall strategy of the DSCP to reduce the costs of goods while improving quality, delivery, and surge capacity. As the skilled apparel workforce in the US continues to decline, companies like Mid-South Sewing Machine Sales will be able to provide affordable, customized automation to meet the ever demanding needs of the military.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems