Maintainability--A Primer Designing for Profit.

by Herbert S. Dordick

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Maintainability and maintenance are of interest not only to the military designer but also to those designing industrial and consumer goods. Research in support technology, which includes the development of design techniques and operational methods that improve the performance of maintenance, and of tools and equipment that extend the art of measurement, will find numerous uses in the non-military and non-space field. The difficulty of implementing these developments will fall to the designer rather than to the maintainability engineer, simply because the economics of consumer and industrial manufacture do not allow the added expense of support functions for engineering. Maintainability and maintenance are of interest not only to the military designer but also to those designing industrial and consumer goods. Research in support technology, which includes the development of design techniques and operational methods that improve the performance of maintenance, and of tools and equipment that extend the art of measurement, will find numerous uses in the non-military and non-space field. The difficulty of implementing these developments will fall to the designer rather than to the maintainability engineer, simply because the economics of consumer and industrial manufacture do not allow the added expense of support functions for engineering. 9 pp.

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