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Before a reliable source of power was available, automated production was simply not practical. With a reliable source of power such as electricity, the journey to Continuous Automated Production (CAP) could begin in earnest. Ironically, it would be one of the earliest products resultant from the harnessing of electricity – the light bulb - that would be the first proving out of CAP (in 1919). On the heels of that success, the production of other manufactured components such as flat-iron castings and engine blocks using either full and/or partial automated production was realized. CAP includes automatic handling, making, inspecting, assembly, testing and packaging. In post-WWII America, CAP was a dream yet to be fully realized. By the mid-1980s, the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) via their Automated Manufacturing Research Facility (AMRF) was making great strides in achieving CAP with the assistance of the best engineers, physicists, scientists and advanced computer technology. Though some human interaction was still necessary, the dream of fully automated production was no longer a futuristic ideal; the future had arrived.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
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