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How it's made: Wall Clock
Transcript of How it's made: Wall Clock
Aesthetics (design of clock face with style and size of numbers)
-Once the dial is finished it is put into the casing of frame of the clock.
-Traditional covers for a wall clock frame are made of plastic.
-Workers then add a battery pack for the insertion of batteries.
Diameter of clock face
Total clock diameter
Depth of clock
Thickness of clock face
Thickness of clock face cover
Thickness of clock frame
Thickness of back cover plate
Length of the edge of the mounting squares
Length of the hour hand
Width of the hour and minute hands
Length of the minute hand
Length of the second hand
Width of the second hand
Plastic or glass for clock face
Metal or plastic for frame
Aluminum or plastic for dial
Quartz and battery pack
Specific names for these materials include:
metallic, organic and polymeric
- Engineers often use casting for the frame of the wall clock. This process requires melting materials and pouring them into a mold. The frame could be made of several different materials. Major ones include metal or wood.
- The next step is the dial which is often made with plastic for traditional wall clocks.
- Tic marks can designed through some type of computer software and printed out and transferred onto the dial.
How it's made:Wall
- The next step is joining the hour, minute, and second hands. This is often done mechanically by engineers or product makers. These hands are eventually joined by a decorative nut.
-The hands of the clock are often times made of aluminum and are cut out using a computer guided cutter.
-Manufacturers inspect and test the efficiency of the clock in order for it to be put on the market.
-Makers also look and research for other competitive products.
-Most product makers provide a phone number or website to complete a survey for feedback, letting them know how they like the product and any suggestions to better their product.
Sample Fixed Cost
INITIAL INVESTMENT FIXED COST Product Marketing research
Development Basic research on new product technologies
and Design Engineering analysis and optimization
Design drawings and specifications
Total Product Development and Design: $ 5,000.00
Manufacturing Manufacturing process research
Engineering Process planning
Total Manufacturing Engineering: $ 2,500.00
Manufacturing Parts fabrication (equipment)
Assembly (assembly lines)
Material handling (equipment)
Production planning and control (computer resources)
Total Manufacturing: $ 30,000.00
Inspection Inspection (inspection plan design and gages)
Testing (test design and equipment)
Total Inspection: $ 0.00
Distribution Warehousing $ 21,000.00
Inventory control $ 6,000.00
Total Distribution: $ 27,000.00
Overhead Factory (plant management, building, utilities, support staff)
Corporate (management, sales, finance, legal, clerical, building, utilities)
Total Overhead: $ 52,000.00 .
TOTAL FIXED COST: $116,500.00
OPERATING VARIABLE COST = f(q)
Materials Purchased composites and raw materials (polyurethane) $0.125/in3 ¥ V
Transportation costs $0.18/lb¥(0.0361V+0.112)
Receiving and inspection $0.10/lb¥(0.0361V+0.112)
Internal quartz components $1.50
Total Materials: $ (0.1351¥V) + 1.531
Manufacturing Parts fabrication (labor and tooling)
Assembly (tools and labor)
Material handling (labor)
Production planning and control (labor)
Total Manufacturing: $ 0.75
Inspection Inspection (labor)
Total Inspection: $ 0.16
Total Distribution: $ 3.34 .
TOTAL VARIABLE COST (per clock): $ (0.1351¥V) + 5.781
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