Advanced Electronic Assembly & Quality Assurance: The USA National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's (NEMI) Plug & Play Factory Project... (DVD Video and/or Optional 3D eBook)

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Title: Advanced Electronic Assembly & Quality Assurance: The USA National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative's (NEMI) Plug & Play Factory Project at GenRad Inc., USA. A Virtual Factory Tour on Video with In-depth Technical Discussions (DVD Video and/or Optional 3D eBook)
Author(s) / Editor: By Allan Fraser, Solutions Architect and National Project Leader, and Colleagues at GenRad Inc., USA. Interviews and Edited by Professor Paul G. Ranky, PhD, NJIT, USA
Description: Level: Aimed at engineers, managers, electronic assembly engineers, IT, management and science students and professionals, quality control engineers, product / process designers, and manufacturing/ assembly system designers and integrators, interested to learn about lean systems. Several sections and cases could be ideal for undergraduate and graduate education, and even for high school students and technicians learning/ exploring related technology.

Industrial Sponsors/ Contributors
include with special thanks to GenRad USA, Inc., CIMware Ltd. UK, CIMware USA, Inc., and others.

DVD Video Contents:
This electronic publication is a professional quality DVD video presentation of an advanced, lean electronic manufacturing / assembly operation with practical demonstrations. The discussion topics and application examples on the shop floor and in front of simulation screens include: What is the NEMI Plug & Play Factory Project? What are the key components of advanced, reconfigurable electronic assembly systems? ...What are the key system components? ... How does the technology work in simulation mode and on the shop floor?... What are the main application areas of XML (Extended Markup Language) in electronic assembly?... What are the quality, cost and agility issues? ... How can the technology be adopted to other types of cellular manufacturing? ... and others. Also available as a 3D eBook with text, images, video clips, 3D objects, and active code to calculate with your own data.

Note, that this optional 3D eBook, a browser readable electronic book, supports all three NEMI DVD videos with additional text, images, video clips and active code to calculate with. Please visit for available formats and further products.

What you will learn: Having watched the DVD video, you will be able to understand the key aspects of advanced electronic assembly systems in lean factories.

DVD Video System Requirements:
DVD-ROM: NTSC standard definition (SD) DVD video player for TV, or computer. Approximate length 20 minutes, in 4:3 regular screen format, or any good computer screen (min. 800 x 600 resolution). The video is also available in PAL, as well as for the Video iPod. Please visit for available formats and further products.

3D eBook Contents: This publication, tested on hundreds of undergraduate and graduate students and professionals in the USA and in the UK, is an excellent overview on the U.S. National Electronics Manufacturing Initiative’s (NEMI) Plug & Play Factory Project. It explains how to quickly integrate new pieces of electronics assembly equipment into a shop floor line management system and how to manage the vast amounts of data available in today’s electronics manufacturing environment. The over 250 interactive screens include 9 major topic areas, and 45 minutes of digital videos and interactive screens, covering: Introduction to the NEMI Project; The Generic Model of Communications and Control of Electronic Equipment; Cost Issues; Generic Host Applications; Implementation Strategy; Web-based XML System Architecture; HTTP (Hyper Text Transport Protocol); Implementation Examples Using the Testbed; Contacts and Direct Links to Manufacturers’ Websites; Review Questions & Challenging Problems for Engineering/ Science, for Computing and Engineering Management/ Marketing Students and Professionals; References; A Major Glossary of Terms; Relax and Enjoy Advanced 3DVR Demos and Beautiful Images/ Videos; and Open Source, Customizable MS-Excel Templates.

3D eBook System Requirements: Multimedia Mac & PC Compatible. Use a 500 MHz CPU or faster, and 16 bit, 800 x 600 dpi, or better screen resolution. Runs off-line and/ or on-line the web using a web-browser and QuickTime ver. 6 or later available FREE from:

This product is available in the formats below:


UPC Code: 632568001405

Sample video clip (320x240 low-res)

Price: USD $ 128.95 + S&H

DVD Video Hi-Def NTSC

Available as soon as the standard hi-def DVD players are available in the USA

Video iPod Video Streamed

Ext. UPC Code: NEMI1-632568001405-ViPod

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Ext. UPC Code: PAL632568001405

Sample video clip (320x240 low-res)

Price: USD $ 148.95 + S&H

DVD Video Hi-Def PAL

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3D eBook CD and SD NTSC DVD Video-combo

UPC Code: 632568001856

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Price: USD $ 168.95 + S&H

3D eBook CD and Hi-Def PAL DVD Video-combo

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Video iPod Video Shipped on CD-ROM

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Price: USD $ 69.95 + S&H

3D eBook CD and SD PAL DVD Video-combo

UPC Code: 632568001856

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Price: USD $ 188.95 + S&H

3D eBook CD and Hi-Def PAL DVD Video-combo

Available as soon as the standard hi-def DVD players are available

Full Color Printed Book and 3D eBook CD-combo

ISBN Code: 1-872631-41-X-90001

Price: USD $ 129.95 + S&H

Interactive 3D eBook on CD-ROM

ISBN Code: 1-872631-41-X

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Sample video clip (in Video iPod size)

Price: USD $ 39.95 + S&H

Server-based License

This publication, in ALL listed formats, can run from your, or our server. Contact CIMware USA to discuss and purchase a server-based license.

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