Advanced Manufacturing Developments in U. S. S. R. 700498
The manufacturing engineering profession, and it is a profession in the United States, is doing an excellent job of automating manufacturing processes so that more consumer goods can be produced at lower cost and better quality.
The one area still untapped for major cost savings is the area of material usage. Chips represent waste, not only in material, but also in added disposal cost. They create a poor environment for our people to work in. More progress is being made today in the area of making chips larger and faster, and it is hoped that this paper will inspire the manufacturing engineers to ask the question, “Why make chips at all?”
The processes that follow were viewed in production during an extensive trip to Moscow, Kiev, Dnepropetrovsk, and Konotop, in the Soviet Union.