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Interchangeability in Modern Production: Methods Adopted in the Engineering, Tooling, Fabrication and Assembly Departments of an American Factory

Courtney J. Hertel (Assistant Chief Designer, Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc., Santa Monica, California.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 January 1940

Abstract

AS users and builders of automobiles, we are so accustomed to thinking in terms of interchangeable manufacturing that we take it for granted even in the case of the aeroplane. It is true that for purposes of service and maintenance in the field, those aircraft parts which arc subject to replacement arc made strictly interchangeable. Aeroplane production, however, cannot follow to the same extent the system of interchangeable fabrication and assembly that is used in the automobile industry.

Citation

Hertel, C.J. (1940), "Interchangeability in Modern Production: Methods Adopted in the Engineering, Tooling, Fabrication and Assembly Departments of an American Factory", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 12 No. 1, pp. 21-23. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030599

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