Kaizen Projects

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Kaizen - “kai’ means “little” or “ongoing”. “Zen” means “for the better” or “good.” Small continuous improvements on everyone’s part leads to world class manufacturing. This page is dedicated to displaying past/ongoing Kaizen projects.

Proposed Project

  • tablet stand for shop
  • photo booth
  • QR codes

Examples

Lean Summer 2014

Lean Summer 2014


  • Metrology
  • Mill Procedures (HAAS)
  • Mill Procedures (Bridgeport)
  • Mill Procedures (Manual)
  • Lathe Procedures (Manual)
  • Lathe Procedures (HAAS)

Proposed Organization

  • CNC Machining
  • 3D printing
  • Manual machining
  • Hand tools
  • Wind Tunnel
  • Metrology
  • Facilities
  • Outsourced
  • Safety
    • ME Shop
    • EE Lab
    • other labs...

Pages to convert

  • Metrology page with summary of tools (With QR chart for shop) FEA
    • Micrometers page - already exists, add inside mic.
    • Calipers page
    • Gauge page
      • Hole Gauge
      • Thread Gauge
      • Gauge Block
      • Pin Gauges.
      • Radius Gauges
  • Dial indicator
  • Large Dividers
  • Protractors (and other measuring devices)


  • Mill - see lathe page kinematics
    • Tooling page
    • Add to - Cutter Types (Mill):
      • Counter bore
      • Drills
      • Morse-Taper Drills
      • Center drill
      • Countersinks
      • Reamers
      • Step drills
      • Taps
      • Reamers
      • Hole Saws
    • Changeovers
      • Changing gears
      • all others
    • Operations
      • all


  • Lathe page (add section for operations and tooling) Fluids
    • Cutter Types (Lathe): (Add to)
    • Changeovers
      • Adjusting speed (including low and high gears)
      • Setup for power feed and threads
      • Using the magnetic dial indicators
      • Use of tailstock
    • Lathe tooling
      • Soft jaws
      • Collet chuck
      • Deburring Tools
      • Live Centers


  • HAAS Mill
    • Tooling
    • Changeovers
    • Operations / checklists
    • Cutting tools
  • HAAS Lathe
    • Tooling
    • Changeovers
    • Operations / checklists
    • Cutting tools
  • Available hand tools
    • Electric Drill
    • Sawzall
    • Large Wrenches
    • Strap Wrench
    • Whitney Punch


  • Random
    • Broaching
    • Collet Blocks
    • Transfer Punches
    • Indexing Head
    • Steel Stamps
    • Drill Grind Gauge