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FAST Creativity & Innovation by Charles Bytheway

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PROJECT 2: TIMING DEVICE*

This chapter involves a research and development hardware project for a very complicated mechanism. It is presented so the reader will have an appreciation for what can be accomplished by persistently role-playing over and over again as the basic concepts of FAST are applied. The end result of this analysis was the replacement of 16 parts by a single part.

USING METHOD 1

Step 1. Selecting a Project

This timing device was selected initially as a project for Sperry Univac’s value engineering department because our defense division was awarded the contract to develop a timer for the Briteye Flare for the United States ...

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