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  • THE MANUFACTURING

    D R E A M T E A M

    Celebrating the all-time greatest minds in manufacturing

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  • What better way to celebrate Manufacturing Day than by highlighting

    the best minds in manufacturing?

    These folks are the people you would want on your personal all-star team.

    Most importantly, they had a profound and lasting impact on the manufacturing industry.

  • Well, what are we waiting for?

    Its time to announce the starting lineup for the Manufacturing Dream Team!

  • THE MANUFACTURING

    D R E A M T E A M

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  • THE MANUFACTURING

    D R E A M T E A M

    Back row (L to R): Thomas Newcomen, Eli Whitney, John T. Parsons, Taiichi Ohno, Oliver Evans, Henry Ford, Leroy Hood

    Front row (L to R): Richard Arkwright, Charles Walton, Chuck Hull, James Watt, Thomas Savery, Patrick Hanratty

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  • T H O M A S N E W C O M E N (aka The OG)

    Born: February, 1664

    Country: England

    Notable Achievements: Designed and installed the first successful steam engine, used for pumping water out of coal mines. This paved the way for the Watt steam engine and Britains Industrial Revolution.

  • E L I W H I T N E Y (aka Mix n Match)

    Born: December 8, 1765

    Country: USA

    Company: Whitney Arms

    Notable Achievements: Invented the cotton gin. Popularized interchangeable parts in manufacturing.

  • J O H N T. PA R S O N S (aka Servo)

    Born: October 11, 1913

    Country: USA

    Company: Parsons Corporation

    Notable Achievements: Pioneered automated, numerically controlled machine tools, paving the way for CNC machines.

  • TA I I C H I O H N O (aka Mr. Lean)

    Born: February 29, 1912

    Country: China

    Company: Toyota

    Notable Achievements: Father of the Toyota Production System (later known as Lean Manufacturing).

  • O L I V E R E VA N S (aka Auto)

    Born: September 13, 1755

    Country: USA

    Notable Achievements: Pioneered the first fully automated industrial process, paving the way for continuous production. Invented the first amphibious vehicle. Proposed the concept of the refrigerator.

  • H E N RY F O R D (aka Tin Lizzie)

    Born: July 30, 1863

    Country: USA

    Company: Ford Motor Company

    Notable Achievements: Brought assembly line production and automobiles to the masses.

  • RICHARD ARKWRIGHT (aka Cotton)

    Born: December 23, 1732

    Country: England

    Notable Achievements: Created the modern factory system, the Father of the Industrial Revolution. Combined power, machinery, labor and raw materials to create mass-produced textiles.

  • C H A R L E S WA LT O N (aka Tracker)

    Born: 1921

    Country: USA

    Notable Achievements: Invented RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology.

    Company: IBM, US Army Signal Corps, Proximity Devices

  • C H U C K H U L L (aka Mini Me)

    Born: May 12, 1939

    Country: USA

    Company: 3D Systems

    Notable Achievements: Invented stereolithography (aka 3D printing), commercial rapid prototyping technology, and the STL file format.

  • J A M E S WAT T (aka Horsepower)

    Born: January 19, 1736

    Country: Scotland

    Company: Boulton and Watt

    Notable Achievements: Invented the Watt steam engine (which powered machines, locomotives and ships during Britains Industrial Revolution).

  • Country: USA

    Company: General Electric, General Motors

    Notable Achievements: The Father of CAD/CAM. Created PRONTO, the first commercial numerical-control programming system.

    PATRICK J. HANRAT T Y (aka Pronto)

  • THE MANUFACTURING

    D R E A M T E A M

    Back row (L to R): Thomas Newcomen, Eli Whitney, John T. Parsons, Taiichi Ohno, Oliver Evans, Henry Ford, Leroy Hood

    Front row (L to R): Richard Arkwright, Charles Walton, Chuck Hull, James Watt, Thomas Savery, Patrick Hanratty

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  • Resources

    americanmachinist.com/cadcam-software/cadcam-hall-fame

    articles.latimes.com/1988-03-19/business/fi-1173_1_hanratty-family

    britannica.com/place/United-States/The-United-States-from-1816-to-1850#ref1015358

    britannica.com/biography/Eli-Whitney

    cadhistory.net/15%20Patrick%20Hanratty%20and%20MCS.pdf

    history.co.uk/biographies/richard-arkwright

    history.com/topics/industrial-revolution

    history.com/topics/inventions/cotton-gin-and-eli-whitney

    nfcnearfieldcommunication.org/charles-walton.html

    thomasnet.com/articles/custom-manufacturing-fabricating/steam-engine-history

    visual.ly/us-manufacturing-history

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Ford

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taiichi_Ohno

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Watt

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Arkwright

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_J._Hanratty

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Evans

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Walton_(inventor)

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Whitney

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chuck_Hull

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_T._Parsons

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