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Chemical Sensors - An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers (Hardcover, 2007 ed.): Peter Grundler Chemical Sensors - An Introduction for Scientists and Engineers (Hardcover, 2007 ed.)
Peter Grundler
R3,299 R2,569 Discovery Miles 25 690 Save R730 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Research in the area of chemical and biochemical sensors and the development of respective applications is still growing rapidly. This book aims at instructing researcher and practitioners in both disciplines in a strictly systematic, interdisciplinary and practice-oriented way about the basic technology of chemical and biochemical sensors. This concise volume bridges the gap between the different "ways of thinking" in chemistry, physics and engineering. It provides a firm grounding for engineers, industrial and academic researcher in the field, for practitioners and novices as well as for advanced students.

Micromanufacturing and Nanotechnology (Hardcover, 2006 ed.): Nitaigour P. Mahalik Micromanufacturing and Nanotechnology (Hardcover, 2006 ed.)
Nitaigour P. Mahalik
R4,286 R3,438 Discovery Miles 34 380 Save R848 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Micromanufacturing and Nanotechnology is an emerging technological infrastructure and process that involves manufacturing of products and systems at the micro and nano scale levels. Development of micro and nano scale products and systems are underway due to the reason that they are faster, accurate and less expensive. Moreover, the basic functional units of such systems possesses remarkable mechanical, electronic and chemical properties compared to the macro-scale counterparts. Since this infrastructure has already become the prefered choice for the design and development of next generation products and systems it is now necessary to disseminate the conceptual and practical phenomenological know-how in a broader context. This book incorporates a selection of research and development papers. Its scope is the history and background, underlynig design methodology, application domains and recent developments.

Complicated Watches and Their Repair (Hardcover, New impression): Donald De Carle Complicated Watches and Their Repair (Hardcover, New impression)
Donald De Carle
R484 R410 Discovery Miles 4 100 Save R74 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Dealing with a complicated watch used to be a rare job for the watch repairer, but with the popularity of the automatic, it is almost commonplace. Furthermore, the increased interest in calendar work, alarm watches, and chronographs will undoubtedly bring more and more complicated work into the workshop. This book deals with complicated work essentially from the repairer's point of view. The action of each mechanism is briefly and clearly described because understanding this is essential to proper servicing, repair and testing for functioning. Dismantling and assembly instructions are given, as well as oiling charts and - most important - hints on fault-finding and their rectification. Another essential feature of the book is that it deals with all complicated work - from the relatively simple automatic to the triple-complicated watch with chronograph, calendar and repeater work, and the very complicated clock watch. Exceptional care has been taken in the preparation of diagrams, which have been drawn from actual movements in various stages of assembly, so that the reader can actually work with the book illustrations beside the watch itself. As always with books by Donald de Carle, instructions are easy to follow and there is no reason why anyone well versed in ordinary work and able to use watchmakers' tools should not become a specialist in complicated watches and their repair.

Pressure Systems Casebook - Causes and Avoidance of Failures and Defects (Hardcover): John Wintle Pressure Systems Casebook - Causes and Avoidance of Failures and Defects (Hardcover)
John Wintle
R3,352 R2,993 Discovery Miles 29 930 Save R359 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

"Pressure Systems Casebook" contains a collection of papers drawn from two IMechE seminars that will be of particular interest to students and engineers who want to broaden their knowledge and learn from experience and history.

The authors' backgrounds cover a range of perspectives, from representing industrial users of pressure systems to regulators, research, and engineering consultants.

Complete contents:

Lessons from failures of gas cylinders used for dispensing beveragesExperience from Health and Safety laboratory investigationsInsurance aspects of pressure systems failuresFailure investigation for commercial purposes - system failures leading to the collapse of storage vessels under partial vacuumReliable technical failure investigationFailure design procedures in the new European Pressure Vessel Standard EN 13445Causes of vibration fatigue in process pipework - a new methodology to assess the riskAvoiding vibration-induced fatigue failures in process pipeworkLessons learned from pressure system failures

Pressure systems contain stored energy and the threat of damaging failure is ever present. Failures of pressure systems still occur and are costly to those affected; yet the main causes, consequences, and methods of investigation are not widely known. Pre-existing defects are a major cause of failures and near-failures in pressure systems, yet many can be avoided by greater awareness of the circumstances in which they arise.

Design for Manufacturability - How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean... Design for Manufacturability - How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production, Second Edition (Hardcover, 2nd New edition)
David M. Anderson
R1,454 Discovery Miles 14 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Achieve any cost goals in half the time and achieve stable production with quality designed in right-the-first-time. Design for Manufacturability: How to Use Concurrent Engineering to Rapidly Develop Low-Cost, High-Quality Products for Lean Production is still the definitive work on DFM. This second edition extends the proven methodology to the most advanced product development process with the addition of the following new, unique, and original topics, which have never been addressed previously. These topics show you how to: Cut cost from 1/2 to 1/10 in 9 categories-with ways to remove that much cost from product charges and pricing Commercialize innovation-starting with Manufacturable Research and learning from the new section on scalability, you will learn how to design products and processing equipment to quickly scale up to any needed demand or desired growth. Design product families that can be built "on-demand" in platform cells that also "mass customize" products to-order Make Lean production easier to implement with much more effective results while making build-to-order practical with spontaneous supply chains and eliminating forecasted inventory by including an updated chapter on "Designing Products for Lean Production" The author's 30 years of experience teaching companies DFM based on pre-class surveys and plant tours is the foundation of this most advanced design process. It includes incorporating dozens of proven DFM guidelines through up-front concurrent-engineering teamwork that cuts the time to stable production in half and curtails change orders for ramps, rework, redesign, substituting cheaper parts, change orders to fix the changes, unstable design specs, part obsolescence, and late discovery of manufacturability issues at periodic design reviews. This second edition is for the whole product development community, including: Engineers who want to learn the most advanced DFM techniques Managers who want to lead the most advanced product development Project team leaders who want to immediately apply all the principles taught in this book in their own micro-climate Improvement leaders and champions who want to implement the above and ensure that the company can design products and versatile processing equipment for low-volume/high-mix product varieties Designing half to a tenth of cost categories can avoid substituting cheap parts, which degrades quality, and encourages standardization and spontaneous supply chains, which will encourage Lean initiatives. Using cellular manufacturing to shift production between lines for mixed production of platforms and build-to-order to offer the fastest order fulfillment can beat any competitors' delivery time.

Chemical Sensors - Properties, Performance & Applications (Hardcover): Ronald V Harrison Chemical Sensors - Properties, Performance & Applications (Hardcover)
Ronald V Harrison
R2,364 R2,124 Discovery Miles 21 240 Save R240 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Ozone is a harmful gas to people's health even at low concentrations. Thus, it has attracted much interest to develop portable energy-saving high-resolution ozone sensors. In this book, the physical principle of photon stimulated ozone sensors based on indium oxide nanostructures has been investigated. Ozone sensors have been integrated with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and the sensor performance towards real applications has been tested. To examine the mechanisms of photon stimulation (photoreduction) and oxidation effects, electrical, surface analytical and structural characterisation of ozone sensing layers were performed and analysed. Moreover, optical fibre sensor has found applications in the biomedical research, industrial process control and environmental monitoring. This book provides a review of the optical fibre sensor, especially focused on the optical fibre sensor development and its application in gas detection. In addition, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS) is a sensitive tool providing information on various physical and chemical properties of materials, as well as on interaction processes occurring in the bulk or at the surface of these materials. In this book, the use of impedimetric transducers based on interdigitated electrode arrays (IDEA) for chemical and bio-sensors development is reviewed. Different designs of IDEA devices are presented and the effect of the transducer geometry on resulting impedance spectra is discussed. The authors also examine the development of an amperometric biosensor for phenol detection. The variables that exert influence on the performance of the biosensor response, including enzyme immobilisation procedure, laccase amounts, pH and working potential were investigated as well. Furthermore, the feasibility of the biosensor response for various phenol compounds was also investigated. Recent advances in sensor technology, signal processing and pattern recognition algorithms have led to the development of chemical sensing instruments housing one or more non-specific gas sensors. This book also reviews the recent applications of non-specific gas sensor array technologies used for environmental monitoring of odours; including a brief history on odour measurement applications; the different types of sensors utilised in gas sensor array systems and a range of pattern recognition techniques, from simple statistical analyses to artificial neural networks, used for the purpose of odour identification and quantification is also discussed.

Handbook of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Hardcover, 2nd edition): Shan Wang Handbook of Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Shan Wang
R2,938 R2,705 Discovery Miles 27 050 Save R233 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days


* A broad range of disciplines--energy conservation and air quality issues, construction and design, and the manufacture of temperature-sensitive products and materials--is covered in this comprehensive handbook

* Provide essential, up-to-date HVAC data, codes, standards, and guidelines, all conveniently located in one volume

* A definitive reference source on the design, selection and operation of A/C and refrigeration systems

PET Packaging Technology (Hardcover): David W. Brooks, Geoff A. Giles PET Packaging Technology (Hardcover)
David W. Brooks, Geoff A. Giles
R4,177 R3,721 Discovery Miles 37 210 Save R456 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

PET is a polymer which is enjoying substantial growth as a packaging material - across global markets and for diverse applications. The growth of PET into packaging, as a replacement for glass, metal and other plastics materials, has been extraordinary. No other rigid plastics packaging sector has experienced the level of growth of PET bottles over the last 20 years. PET is now a commodity polymer competing directly with polyethylene, polypropylene and styrenics in the markets for food and beverage packaging, as well as for other products. This book provides a one-stop source of reference for all aspects of this important sector of the packaging industry. To our knowledge, no similar book is presently available. Environmental and recycling considerations are addressed in a special chapter. Chapter authors have been drawn from the packaging industry or sources close to the packaging industry. The volume is directed at packaging technologists, those involved in the design and development of packaging and those responsible for specifying or purchasing packaging.

Bears with an Attitude: Promotional Advocate Toys (Paperback): Joyce Gerardi Rinehart Bears with an Attitude: Promotional Advocate Toys (Paperback)
Joyce Gerardi Rinehart
R771 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R189 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Conservationist Smokey BearT and over 400 of his friends who educate, give community service, play sports, and travel to popular places are gathered to share their distinct "attitudes." Each of these stuffed bear toys promotes a message from the organization for which it is the advocate. Tree Bear plants new trees, police bears fight drug use and promote safety, storybook bears educate children about life, and sports bears represent hero athletes. You will recognize so many. Over 425 color photos, a very informative text, captions, and a price guide make this book essential for all bear enthusiasts. In the huge world of stuffed animals, these popular bears carry important messages to their communities and they make wonderful collectibles, if you can take the attitudes.

The Lean CFO - Architect of the Lean Management System (Hardcover): Nicholas S. Katko The Lean CFO - Architect of the Lean Management System (Hardcover)
Nicholas S. Katko
R1,030 R945 Discovery Miles 9 450 Save R85 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book is not about debits, credits, or accounting theory. Instead, it describes how a chief financial officer (CFO) becomes a Lean CFO by leading a company in developing and deploying a Lean management system. The finance team, business executives, and Lean leaders will all benefit from its forward-thinking improvement approach.
Explaining why the CFO role is so critical for companies adopting a Lean business strategy, The Lean CFO: Architect of the Lean Management System illustrates the process of building and integrating a Lean management system into the overall Lean business strategy. It describes why CFOs should move their companies away from performance measures based on traditional manufacturing practices and into a Lean performance measurement system. In addition, it explains how to integrate a Lean management system with a Lean business strategy to drive financial success.

  • Describes the logic behind why a Lean management system must replace a traditional management accounting system
  • Discusses how flow can drive the financial success of Lean
  • Demonstrates the need for constructing a value stream capacity measurement system
  • Explains how to break your company away from using standard costing to run your business

The book explains why you must move your company into value stream accounting, which reports your internal financial information by the real profit centers of your business, your value streams. It describes the strategic aspects of making money from a Lean business strategy and also details how to modify your enterprise resource planning system to support Lean rather than hinder it.

All Decked Out...Redwood Decks: Ideas and Plans for Contemporary Outdoor Living (Paperback): Tina Skinner All Decked Out...Redwood Decks: Ideas and Plans for Contemporary Outdoor Living (Paperback)
Tina Skinner
R766 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R189 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Redwood Decks: Ideas and Plans for Contemporary Outdoor Living is absolutely packed with more than 200 big, full-color photographs of fabulous decks from around the country, along with plans and building instructions for do-it-yourselfers. These great deck photos serve as a valuable resource for homeowners shopping around for exciting deck ideas. Here you can find ideas for overcoming problem slopes, incorporating treasured trees, encircling spas, creating conversation pits, and enhancing gardens. It shows how simple additions, such as stylized railings or varied floor patterns, can evoke images of Japanese gardens or colonial elegance. For those who want to undertake their own construction project, there's a cut-out planner along with blueprints and lots of helpful hints to get you started. Redwood Decks is a complete start-up kit for anyone looking for ways to refocus their life in the great outdoors.

Mechatronics - Recent Technological and Scientific Advances (Hardcover, 2011): Ryszard Jablonski, Tomas Brezina Mechatronics - Recent Technological and Scientific Advances (Hardcover, 2011)
Ryszard Jablonski, Tomas Brezina
R8,179 R6,472 Discovery Miles 64 720 Save R1,707 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book Mechatronics: Recent Technological and Scientific Advances provides comprehensive and accessible coverage of the evolving disciplines of mechatronics for nanotechnology, automatic control & robotics, biomedical engineering, design manufacturing and testing of MEMS, metrology, photonics, mechatronic products majors. It is already the third volume following the previous editions in 2007 and 2009 providing a recent state of advances in mechatronics presented on the 9th International Conference Mechatronics 2011, hosted this year at the Faculty of Mechatronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland.

The carefully selected contributions give an insight into the current development of these scientific disciplines, present the new results of research and development and indicate the trends of development in the interdisciplinary field of mechatronics systems.

Even though many people believe that the presence of mechanical, electrical, electronic components, and computers make a system mechatronics, others do not feel the same as there is nothing wrong with the individual identity.

The enclosed material is original, and reflects the main research tendencies and developments in mechatronics among Mechatronics 2011 contributing countries. It helps to acquire the mix of skills needed to comprehend and design mechatronic systems and also provides with the frame of understanding to develop a truly interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering.

The enclosed material is original, and reflects the main research tendencies and developments in mechatronics among Mechatronics 2011 contributing countries. It helps to acquire the mix of skills needed to comprehend and design mechatronic systems and also provides with the frame of understanding to develop a truly interdisciplinary and integrated approach to engineering.

Victorian Pencils: Tools to Jewels (Hardcover): Deb Crosby Victorian Pencils: Tools to Jewels (Hardcover)
Deb Crosby
R1,531 R1,110 Discovery Miles 11 100 Save R421 (27%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A groundbreaking study of the development of mechanical and metal cased pencils in the nineteenth century. Illustrated with over 700 photographs, the book provides examples of the extraordinary variety of propelling pencils that were created between 1800 and 1920. Readers will be struck by the ingenuity of the inventors and creators of this (until now) forgotten form of decorative art. From metal cased pencils that are elegantly practical, to "magic" pencils that are more whimsical than functional, this book follows the progress of the mechanical pencil as it evolves from a usable tool to something more akin to jewelry. This history of mechanical pencils also includes definitions of terms, descriptions of various mechanisms, ornamentation and surface decoration, and the multitude of combinations created by nineteenth century pencil-case makers. Value ranges are also included.

3D Printing For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Richard Horne, Kalani Kirk Hausman 3D Printing For Dummies (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Richard Horne, Kalani Kirk Hausman
R667 R543 Discovery Miles 5 430 Save R124 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The bestselling book on 3D printing 3D printing is one of the coolest inventions we've seen in our lifetime, and now you can join the ranks of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and hobbyists who use it to do everything from printing foods and candles to replacement parts for older technologies and tons of mind-blowing stuff in between! With 3D Printing For Dummies at the helm, you'll find all the fast and easy-to-follow guidance you need to grasp the methods available to create 3D printable objects using software, 3D scanners, and even photographs through open source software applications like 123D Catch. Thanks to the growing availability of 3D printers, this remarkable technology is coming to the masses, and there's no time like the present to let your imagination run wild and actually create whatever you dream up quickly and inexpensively. When it comes to 3D printing, the sky's the limit! * Covers each type of 3D printing technology available today: stereolithology, selective sintering, used deposition, and granular binding * Provides information on the potential for the transformation of production and manufacturing, reuse and recycling, intellectual property design controls, and the commoditization of products * Walks you through the process of creating a RepRap printer using open source designs, software, and hardware * Offers strategies for improved success in 3D printing On your marks, get set, innovate!

Micro and Nano Machined Electrometers (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Yong Zhu Micro and Nano Machined Electrometers (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Yong Zhu
R3,560 Discovery Miles 35 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book reviews advances in cutting-edge micro-/nano-electrometers, and discusses the technological challenges involved in their practical implementation. The detection of electrostatic charge has a wide range of applications in ionization chambers, bio-analyte and aerosol particle instruments, mass spectrometers, scanning tunneling microscopes, and even quantum computers. Designing micro-/nano-electrometers (also known as charge sensors) for electrometry is considered vital because of the charge sensitivity and resolution issues at micro-/nano-scales. The remarkably dynamic microelectromechanical systems (MEMSs)/nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMSs), and advances in solid-state electronics, hold considerable potential for the design and fabrication of extremely sensitive charge sensors.

Coffee with Barbie Doll (Paperback): Sandra Johnsie. Bryan Coffee with Barbie Doll (Paperback)
Sandra Johnsie. Bryan
R503 R394 Discovery Miles 3 940 Save R109 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Sandra "Johnsie" Bryan has amassed a collection of Barbie*r dolls and her friends that will amaze and delight the casual reader. She sets them up in authentic scenes representing all aspects of this glamorous doll's adventures, from her annual celebrations to her world travels and from her many dazzling careers to her fantasy homes. This book will take readers back to a time when being grown-up was a make-believe pastime and Barbie*r doll spurred young imaginations. Is it any wonder that she's still so popular? New Barbie*r dolls are a huge marketing success and vintage dolls have skyrocketed in value as sought-after collectibles. This book of photos is a wonderful visit with an old friend that will bring back great memories for everyone who ever owned a Barbie*r doll or knew someone who did. Barbie*r & *c 1998 Mattel, used under license, but not otherwise affiliated with Mattel.

Introduction to Clothing Production Management (Paperback, 2nd Edition): A.J. Chuter Introduction to Clothing Production Management (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
A.J. Chuter
R851 Discovery Miles 8 510 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This introductory textbook for supervisors and students of clothing and fashion sets out the fundamentals of work study, effective supervision, training, balancing, layouts, fault prevention and other basic information needed by those working in the clothing manufacturing industry. This second edition has been updated to incorprate the changes that have occurred since the first edition was published seven years ago. Greater emphasis has been placed on production planning and control, and total quality management, both important factors for ensuring a profitable operation.

Sensors - Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Sensors, Rome 19-21 February, 2014 (Hardcover, 2015 ed.): Dario... Sensors - Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Sensors, Rome 19-21 February, 2014 (Hardcover, 2015 ed.)
Dario Compagnone, Francesco Baldini, Corrado Di Natale, Giovanni Betta, Pietro Siciliano
R5,517 R4,494 Discovery Miles 44 940 Save R1,023 (19%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains a selection of papers presented at the Second National Conference on Sensors held in Rome 19-21 February 2014. The conference highlighted state-of-the-art results from both theoretical and applied research in the field of sensors and related technologies. This book presents material in an interdisciplinary approach, covering many aspects of the disciplines related to sensors, including physics, chemistry, materials science, biology and applications.

Complete Guide to Making Wood Clocks, 3rd Edition - 37 Woodworking Projects for Traditional, Shaker & Contemporary Designs... Complete Guide to Making Wood Clocks, 3rd Edition - 37 Woodworking Projects for Traditional, Shaker & Contemporary Designs (Paperback, 3rd edition)
John Nelson
R491 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R150 (31%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This complete guide to wooden clock making shows how to construct a wide variety of traditional, Shaker and contemporary clocks. Plans, parts lists and instructions are provided for 37 handsome hand-made timepieces, including stately grandfather clocks, classic mantel clocks and modern desk clocks. Author and clock collector John A. Nelson describes the history of clock making in America and covers all the basics of clock making and clock components. An expanded step-by-step project shows how to build an exact replica of a Shaker coffin-style clock. The rest of the projects include colour photographs of the finished clock, measured drawings and cut lists. Each clock plan includes front, right side and top views. All drawings are fully dimensioned and, where necessary, section views are provided. This new third edition of Complete Guide to Making Wood Clocks also includes a bonus pattern pack with project templates.

Advances in Sustainable Manufacturing (Hardcover, 2011): Gunther Seliger, Marwan M.K. Khraisheh, I.S. Jawahir Advances in Sustainable Manufacturing (Hardcover, 2011)
Gunther Seliger, Marwan M.K. Khraisheh, I.S. Jawahir
R6,542 R4,460 Discovery Miles 44 600 Save R2,082 (32%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Non-renewable materials can no longer be disposed once humankind's ever increasing needs cannot be fulfilled anymore due to limited resources. Reuse and recycling become inevitable requirements for product and process design. Renewable resources must not be consumed in quantities higher than can be regained. New technologies have to be developed and applied for a Sustainable Product Development and Life Cycle Engineering to fulfill the needs of humankind, protecting public health, welfare, and environment. The 8th Global Conference on Sustainable Manufacturing brings together some of the world's leading experts to present a scientific conference in Abu Dhabi, one of the world's fastest growing economies and a global leader in the development of sustainable technologies. The conference will focus on 7 areas: Value adding by sustainable manufacturing in the UAE Potentials of renewables Education for sustainability engineering Green supply chain and transportation Microelectronics and resource efficiency Technology driven startups Sustainable products and manufacturing processes

Microsystems Dynamics (Hardcover, 2011 Ed.): Vytautas Ostasevicius, Rolanas Dauksevicius Microsystems Dynamics (Hardcover, 2011 Ed.)
Vytautas Ostasevicius, Rolanas Dauksevicius
R3,782 R3,024 Discovery Miles 30 240 Save R758 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In recent years microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) have emerged as a new technology with enormous application potential. MEMS manufacturing techniques are essentially the same as those used in the semiconductor industry, therefore they can be produced in large quantities at low cost. The added benefits of lightweight, miniature size and low energy consumption make MEMS commercialization very attractive. Modeling and simulation is an indispensable tool in the process of studying these new dynamic phenomena, development of new microdevices and improvement of the existing designs. MEMS technology is inherently multidisciplinary since operation of microdevices involves interaction of several energy domains of different physical nature, for example, mechanical, fluidic and electric forces. Dynamic behavior of contact-type electrostatic microactuators, such as a microswitches, is determined by nonlinear fluidic-structural, electrostatic-structural and vibro-impact interactions. The latter is particularly important: Therefore it is crucial to develop accurate computational models for numerical analysis of the aforementioned interactions in order to better understand coupled-field effects, study important system dynamic characteristics and thereby formulate guidelines for the development of more reliable microdevices with enhanced performance, reliability and functionality.

Ivory Diptych Sundials, 1570?1750 (Hardcover, New): Steven Lloyd, Penelope Gouk, A.J. Turner Ivory Diptych Sundials, 1570?1750 (Hardcover, New)
Steven Lloyd, Penelope Gouk, A.J. Turner
R1,131 R1,045 Discovery Miles 10 450 Save R86 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, ivory diptych dials became popular devices for determining the time by the sun during the day or by the moon at night. These elaborate portable sundials, which could be adjusted for use in different latitudes, incorporated various devices useful for merchants and others who traveled extensively in Europe. This catalogue illustrates in detail Harvard's collection of 82 ivory diptych sundials, one of the largest holdings of these instruments in the world. The collection encompasses a comprehensive array of styles and designs from Nuremberg, Paris, and Dieppe, the major centers of their production, as well as from other parts of Europe. Harvard University has been purchasing scientific instruments on a continuous basis for teaching and research since 1765. The Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments, which was established in 1949 to preserve this apparatus as a resource for teaching and research in the history of science and technology, has become one of the three largest university collections of its kind in the world. It comprises about 15,000 instruments from 1500 to the present and covers a broad range of scientific disciplines, including astronomy, navigation, horology, surveying, geology, calculating, physics, biology, medicine, psychology, electricity, and communication. Illustrated catalogues of other parts of the collection are anticipated in the near future.

One-Piece Flow - Cell Design for Transforming the Production Process (Paperback): Kenichi Sekine One-Piece Flow - Cell Design for Transforming the Production Process (Paperback)
Kenichi Sekine
R1,616 Discovery Miles 16 160 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

By reconfiguring your traditional assembly lines into production cells based on one-piece flow, you can drastically reduce your lead time, staffing requirements, and number of defects. Kenichi Sekine studied under the late Shigeo Shingo and is responsible for many recent advances in the deployment of the Toyota Production System in Japan. In this comprehensive book, Sekine provides an in-depth education into the why's and how's of the restructuring process.

Sekine first examines the basic principles of process flow building, then offers detailed case studies of how various industries designed unique one-piece flow systems (parallel, L-shaped, and U-shaped floor plans) to meet their particular needs. One-Piece Flow describes each step in the process of establishing one-piece flow and: (1) provides ample "test your skills" worksheets that guide you through the solution of problems, and (2) includes over 300 illustrations and 14 single-page case studies that show how to cut assembly personnel in various industries.

With this book, plant managers will learn how to eliminate overstaffing waste and build a multi-skilled work force equipped to support JIT manufacturing.

The book includes:
Basic concept of one-piece productionCase studiesProcess razing techniquesU-shaped cells for assembly linesTechniques for removing waste from factoriesEstablishing one-piece flow at a factory that produces small lots on a customer-order basis"Single" delivery at MYNAC

Freedom from Command and Control - Rethinking Management for Lean Service (Hardcover): John Seddon Freedom from Command and Control - Rethinking Management for Lean Service (Hardcover)
John Seddon
R1,296 Discovery Miles 12 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

""Command and Control is failing us. There is a better way to design and manage work - a better way to make work work - but it remains unknown to the vast majority of managers.""

An adherent of the Toyota Production System, John Seddon explains how traditional top-down decision making within service organizations leads to managers who are detached from employees and remote from operations. He demonstrates that decision-making based on purpose-related measures (such as putting customers first and improving services) can help managers reconnect with operations, see waste, and exploit opportunities for improvement. Through extensive case material, he differentiates between command and control and systems thinking and illustrates how the latter leads to improved service, revenues, and staff morale. He also posits that the service industry is fundamentally different from manufacturing, and shows how Toyota production principles must be transformed for application in service organizations.

Materials and Technology for Sportswear and Performance Apparel (Paperback): Steven George Hayes, Praburaj Venkatraman Materials and Technology for Sportswear and Performance Apparel (Paperback)
Steven George Hayes, Praburaj Venkatraman
R2,173 Discovery Miles 21 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Materials and Technology for Sportswear and Performance Apparel takes a close look at the design and development of functional apparel designed for high-performance sportswear. Implementing materials, performance, technology, and design and marketing, the book examines this rapidly emerging textile market and outlines future directions and growing trends. The book begins by explaining how a comfort-driven focus has led the industry to embrace knitted fabric as a popular choice of constructional material. Using examples of leading brands, it outlines the basic terminology, structural details, and essential properties appropriate for performance apparel, especially for sportswear. This book describes the differences between woven and knitted structures, provides an understanding of fabric behavior and the characteristics of a functional garment, and outlines the importance of garment fit and consumer perception of garment comfort in its design and development. The authors present key research outcomes on the design and development of functional apparel designed for high-performance sportswear that explore smart materials, impact-resistant fabrics and pressure sensing. They consider the use of 3-D body scanning and its influence on pattern engineering for apparel product development; highlight the widely used fiber types for sportswear and the importance of fiber blends and their performance, and discuss the relevance of fabric structure and its interaction with the human body. The book also presents research on moisture management and temperature regulation and analyzes the performance and development of smart sportswear intended for monitoring health and performance for a range of end uses. A definitive guide detailing the future of functional clothing and sportswear, this book: Describes how to design and develop functional clothing for sportswear Reflects current research outcomes and industry requirements Clarifies with visual illustration, practical examples, and case studies an understanding of techniques and concepts Explores specifics of garment design such as fit, shape, function, fashion and design Focuses on a commitment to designing ethical and sustainable products

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