ENGR13200_Sp2012_MEA1_CompanyProfileAndMemo - ENGR 13200...

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ENGR 13200 Ideas to Innovations Part II Spring 2012 Model-Eliciting Activity (MEA 1) – Just-In-Time Manufacturing (This problem is to be completed individually and contributes to your MEA grade . ) 1. Individually read the company profile and CEO request below . Company Profile – D. Dalton Technologies The Bowman and Ceramica Divisions of D. Dalton Technologies develop advanced piezoceramics and custom-made ultrasonic transducers. D. Dalton Technologies (DDT) was founded in 2000 to advance the ultrasound field using piezoelectric materials. DDT acquired Bowman Transducers, a company that is well known for producing innovative transducers, and Ceramica, a manufacturer of piezoelectric ceramic materials located in Lincoln, Nebraska. These companies were purchased in the summer of 2001 and have each been strengthened by the addition of high-tech equipment and an increase in the number of amply qualified engineers. DDT is the up-and-coming premier supplier of top-quality transducers in the United States. Through the improved vision of D. Dalton Technologies, Ceramica is broadening its line of piezoelectric materials. Piezoelectric materials convert electrical signals into a mechanical response (as in a speaker) or mechanical signals into an electrical response (as in a microphone). Most piezoelectric materials are compounds of metals and oxides that require precise processing conditions to produce optimum properties. Presently, Ceramica's primary focus is on the expansion of the composite materials product line. Several applications are now
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course ENGR 132 taught by Professor Kutson during the Spring '11 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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