Intern experience at Tech Tran Corporation, Naperville, Illinois: an internship report
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This report presents a survey of the author's internship experience with Tech Tran Corporation during the period September 3, 1981 through April 30, 1982. The eight month internship was spent as an engineering intern with a small consulting firm specializing in high technology state-of-the-art manufacturing technology management and assessment. The intent of this report is to demonstrate that this experience fulfills the requirements of the Doctor of Engineering internship. The primary objective of the internship was to develop technical expertise in the field of industrial automation. Secondary goals were to improve oral and written communication skills and project management techniques. The three projects presented in this report met these objectives and goals. The major project was to develop a state-of-the-art assessment of robotics. This assessment was developed by surveying hundreds of robots users, manufacturers and researchers, and undertaking a comprehensive literature search on U.S. and foreign robots. The information was distilled into a professional managerial level report on robotics. The second project was to develop technical summaries and assessments of completed projects of the Army Missile Command's Manufacturing Technology Program. This was performed by reviewing project reports and interviewing government and contractor engineers throughout the country. The third project was to be an Associate Editor for Manufacturing Technoogy Horizons digest. This is a bi-monthly digest featuring major developments in manufacturing techniques and equipment. Short concise summaries for manufacturing processes were researched and developed through written correspondence and phone interviews. The internship was an opportunity to use my engineering skills to learn about the robotics industry, and improve oral and written communication skills. Thus, objectives for the Doctor of Engineering degree were met and the internship requirement satisfied.
Description"Submitted to the College of Engineering of Texas A&M University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of Doctor of Engineering."
Includes vita (leaf 326)
Includes "Selected glossary of robotics terms" (leaves 265-269, or p. 163-167 of original text)
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 255-256, or p. 153-154 of original text)
Includes text of work previously published: Sanderson, Ronald J. Industrial robots: a summary and forecast for manufacturing managers / Ronald J. Sanderson, John A. Campbell, John D. Meyer. Naperville, Ill.:Tech Tran Corporation, c1982. In addition to bearing leaf numbers 95-269 of the Record of Study, the pagination of the original publication is printed (vii, 1-167)
SubjectMajor Industrial Engineering
Tech Tran Corporation
Manufacturing processes - Automation
High technology services industries - Illinois - Naperville
Consulting firms - Illinois - Naperville
Industrial engineering - Illinois - Naperville
Campbell, John Arthur, 1947- (1983). Intern experience at Tech Tran Corporation, Naperville, Illinois: an internship report. Doctoral dissertation, Texas A&M University. Texas A&M University. Available electronically from