SMED Training in Arizona

SMED Training
Manufacturing is Arizona's most important industry principally comprised of electrical, communications, and aeronautical products. SMED training describes Single Minute Exchange of Dies - how Arizona students can increase profit by decreasing process changeover-related downtime.
Price $299
Duration 1 day
Format In-person, instructor-led slideshow with exercises and a quiz to test comprehension.
Materials Each student will receive a 3-ring binder containing print-outs of the slideshow. Assuming satisfactory quiz results graded a few days after class, each student will receive a Certificate of Completion.
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About SMED Training


Who is SMED Training for?

Single Minute Exchange of Dies might sound limited in its scope. However, while the technique was born in sheet metal stamping operations, its lessons have wider appeal. Generally, SMED deals with process changeovers to switch from manufacturing one part design to another. There was a time when massive dies used by automotive manufacturers required days to change. In this extreme example, large downtime cost necessitated improvement giving birth to faster, single-minute, and even one-touch exchange of dies. Since the lessons of faster process change-over can be applied to any process which switches over to run more than one part design, if you have a process like this, then SMED Training is for you. In our course, Arizona students learn:

SMED Training Course Overview:

The faster you can set up a new part to be machined, or change over to a completely different part can have big impact on operational efficiency. So, Arizona students learn how to study their existing change-over process and speed it up using the 8 traditional techniques:

Segregating external setups from internal.

Converting internal steps to external.

Using standardized function.

Giving preference to clamps over fasteners.

Using intermediate jigs.

Breaking sequential tasks into parallel tasks. SMED is essentially a project management tool in which Gantt Charts can be helpful.

Eliminating the need for adjustments each of which are essentially rework operations.

Evolve towards mechanization.

Arizona

The Grand Canyon State - God Enriches

Manufacturing is Arizona's most important industry principally comprised of electrical, communications, and aeronautical products. The state produces over half of America's copper. Agricultural products include cattle, dairy products, and cotton. In Arizona, try a Sonoran bacon-wrapped hot dog with pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, mayonnaise, and mustard in a roll. Check out the local turquoise and copper.

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Testimonials

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Mason B.
Process Engineer
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Our SMED instructor did a great job engaging the class with great work examples. From this class, other students agreed that the examples and pace were good, it was a nice overview of SMED / Lean process leading to great discussion, and that the knowledgeable instructor did a great job teaching and keeping it fun.