Product Design A2 Edexcel Acronym Flashcards

EDI
Electronic Data Exchange - form of paperless communication used in large companies
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ISDN
Integrated Systems Digital Network - provides fully integrated digital services to users, combines use of telephone network and data exchange
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ASDL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - most popular type of broadband in the UK, sends data along an existing telephone line
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MCU
Multipoint Control Unit - used in videoconferencing
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CAD
Computer Aided Design - incorporates hardware and software which enables designers to create better designs at a lower cost
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CAE
Computer Aided Engineering - used in virtual modelling, utilises computer simulation to analyse designs
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RPT
Rapid Prototyping - technique used to quickly fabricate a model using CAD data
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EPOS
Electronic Point of Sales - a system used in retail to record stock levels and sales of goods
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CGI
Computer Generated Images - used to create visual effects that would be impossible to create by traditional means
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GM
Genetic Modification - the direct manipulation of an organism's genome that involves artificially inserting a gene from one plant into another
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PHB
Polyhydroxyburate - the first fully biodegradable polymer, developed in the early 1990s and commercially called Biopol, used to make shampoo bottles and 'green' credit cards
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PLA
Polylactic Acid - a fully biodegradable polymer derived from corn starch, used in the Innocent Eco Bottle
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AMT
Advanced Manufacturing Technology - the impact of computers on manufacturing
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QRM
Quick Response Manufacturing - changes batch production to flow production, responds to actual customer demand
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TQM
Total Quality Management - a system of management based on the principle that every member of staff must be committed to maintaining high standards of work in every aspect of a company's operations
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JIT
Just In Time - a manufacturing system in which materials or components are delivered immediately before they are required in order to minimize storage costs
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CM
Concurrent Manufacturing - all key people of each manufacturing stage working together to ensure that changes to one part of the process will not require changes to be made at another
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QFD
Quality Function Deployment - used in order to create a more successful product, focuses on customer requirements, uses a multi-skilled workforce and uses the House of Quality matrix
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FMS
Flexible Manufacturing System - several machines linked together by a materials-handling system
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CIM
Computer Integrated Manufacture - brings together all aspects of a company's operations
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PDM
Product Data Management - used in CIM to manage the data for a product as it passes from design to manufacture
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ERP
Enterprise Resource Planning - combines all the software and data from various departments into one system that can be used by everyone
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CAQ
Computer Aided Quality control - the use of computer controlled machines that check the quality of products
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CMM
Coordinate-Measuring Machine - a system designed used in CAQ to accurately measure the sizes and positions of features on mechanical parts
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ASRS
Automated Storage and Retrieval System - an automated robotic system used for sorting, storing and retrieving items in a warehouse
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AGV
Automated Guided Vehicle - a materials-handling system controlled by a computer that is use to move parts between machines or work-centres
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AI
Artificial Intelligence - the development of computer systems to perform tasks which normally require human intelligence, such as visual perception or decision making
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CTP
Computer To Plate - an imaging technology used in modern printing processes, in which an image is transferred directly to a laser engraver that forms the plate
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LCA
Life Cycle Assessment - a technique to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product's life from-cradle-to-grave
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Integrated Systems Digital Network - provides fully integrated digital services to users, combines use of telephone network and data exchange

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Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - most popular type of broadband in the UK, sends data along an existing telephone line

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