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Better production methods

June 18 2017 at 5:55 AM
Rich  (Login truckpoor)

Response to Copper Plating

Most likely this was a result of some changes made in production practices started by the Japanese. If I remember right, it was an American who proposed the idea and followed up by the Japanese industry. I forget who the guy was and what it was called, but essentially it meant better tolerances in production and fewer rejected parts. Better quality control all around and more consistent parts. This started in the 60's I believe, and the American car makers started using the same ideas when Japanese cars were outselling American products. The result was a better more consistent product.

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