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mass production

a method of organizing PRODUCTION whereby a component or product such as a motor car passes through a sequence of predetermined operations or processes which constitute a PRODUCTION LINE OR ASSEMBLY LINE. Mass production systems are used to make components or products in comparatively large quantities using specialized machines on a continuous basis. See PRODUCT-FOCUSED LAYOUT, PRODUCTION SCHEDULING, MASS CUSTOMIZATION.

mass production

the manufacture of a PRODUCT in very large quantities using continuous flow capital-intensive methods of production. Mass production is typically found in industries where the product supplied is highly standardized, which enables automated machinery and processes to be substituted for labour. Mass-production industries are usually characterized by high levels of SELLER CONCENTRATION, difficult CONDITIONS OF ENTRY and the exploitation of ECONOMIES OF SCALE, which results in low unit costs of supply Compare BATCH PRODUCTION. See PRODUCTION, AUTOMATION, COMPUTER.
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In addition, Airbus's installation of this 3D printed titanium bracket on a series production commercial airplane, as opposed to a test airplane, marks a significant step forward in the qualification of more complex 3D printed parts for production aircraft.
The company revealed that it will start series production of the Bosch hybrid engine technology in early 2010.
Bosch is now developing a new control unit, due to go into series production in 2006.
Initially commissioned for customers that make a special request for glassware in a custom-made Phantom, the Artel drink set option is being added to standard series production in 2005, meaning that every Rolls-Royce client will have the option of including Artel crystal in a new Phantom.
Swedish foundry process control systems developer SinterCast AB said on Wednesday (15 December) that the German car manufacturer Audi AG had awarded the Brazilian Tupy foundry a high volume series production contract for the Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) cylinder blocks of its new diesel engines.
Masterflex said it plans to launch its first hydrogen-powered FC, which will initially be used as a power source for mobile office equipment, for series production next year.
Paper Machine Converting Company, Green Bay, WI, has announced the sale of its new PCMC Clipper series production line to Tufco Technologies, Green Bay, WI.
Whether manufacturing single parts or in series production, for simple or complex workpieces, in tool and die making mold work or on machining centers, the iTNC 530 from Heidenhain is a suitable control.
A new production site for the company's development of future technology is currently being built in Dresden with an investment of 50 million DM, and the young team of 70 employees is set to begin the series production of up to 50 silicon wafers per day still in 2002.
will introduce the latest releases of Panorama and Portrait series production and process-monitoring systems, which include new labor-tracking and forecasting software, as well as integration with stand-alone systems for manufacturing resource planning (MRP), enterprise resource planning (ERP), document control, and quality control.
With two, one-hour prime-time series ideas that MacLeod pronounced as "correct for the time, the place and will play well as intelligent contemporary entertainment," the company is sussing out ways into long-term series production.
During the last series production staff had a lucky escape when the chimney on Jeremy Beadle's wacky house crashed down on the set.