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|Title: ||Human mismatches in machining|
|Authors: ||Abdul Rani, M.R.|
Sinclair, Murray A.
|Issue Date: ||1998|
|Publisher: ||© Professional Engineering Publishing|
|Citation: ||ABDUL RANI, M.R., CASE, K. and SINCLAIR, M.A., 1998. Human mismatches in machining. IN: Baines, R.W., Taleb-Bendiab, A. and Zhao, Z. (eds). Advances in Manufacturing Technology XII : proceedings of the Fourteenth National Conference on Manufacturing Research, University of Derby, UK, 7-9 September 1998. Bury St Edmonds: Professional Engineering Publishing , pp.3 -8|
|Abstract: ||This research highlights human factors issues in machining by examining mismatches in
machining tasks and their relationships with various human characteristics. Mismatches refer
to incompatibilities, inappropriateness, unsuitabilities or inconsistencies which, if not
addressed, would lead to errors. Knowledge of the rate of mismatches and an understanding
of the causes is invaluable in the design of new working environments, machines and tasks.
The Human Task-Mismatch Matching Method was developed to study these issues in
manual turning operations using experimental and questionnaire techniques on groups of 16
skilled and 12 unskilled operators. The skilled subjects were drawn from local industry and
university technical staff. Unskilled subjects were engineering students all of whom had some
experience and knowledge of machining through periods of industrial placement.
With a single group of skilled and unskilled operators statistically significant relationships
were established between mismatches and many of the human characteristics studied, but for
skilled operators the only significant relationship was between self-confidence and trust.
The general conclusion is that whilst studying operators in their own workplace provides
invaluable information for the design and operation of future workplaces, the relationships
between performance and human characteristics remain difficult to formally establish.|
|Description: ||This conference paper is closed access.|
|Appears in Collections:||Closed Access (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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