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GLOSSARY OF TERMINOLOGY OF NECESSARY MANUFACTURING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE 3 D Printing (Additive Manufacturing, Additive Technology, Augmented Reality, Rapid Prototyping) - 3D printing is achieved using an additive process, where successive layers of material are laid down in different shapes. A materials printer usually performs 3D printing processes using digital technology and varied materials. 5S - A method to evaluate workplace organization capability & visual management by engaging people through the use of 'Standards' and 'Discipline'. 1. Sort: Clearing the work area; 2 Set in Order: Designating locations; 3. Shine: Cleanliness & workplace appearance. 4. Standardize: Everyone doing things the same way. 5. Sustain: Ingraining the 5S's into the culture. The 5S's lead to improved processes and ultimately: Reduced set-up times; Reduced cycle times; Increased floor space; Lower safety incident/accident rate; Less wasted labor and; Better equipment reliability. Accountability - The obligation of an individual or organization to account for its activities, accept responsibility for them, and to disclose the results in a transparent manner. It also includes the responsibility for money or other entrusted property. Accounting - A systematic process of identifying, recording, measuring, classifying, verifying, summarizing, interpreting and communicating financial information. It reveals profit or loss for a given period, and the value and nature of a firm's assets, liabilities and owners' equity. Agility - The ability to think and draw conclusions quickly; intellectual acuity. Algorithms - In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a self-contained step-by-step set of operations to be performed. Algorithms exist that perform calculation, data processing, and automated reasoning. Application - Software is developed for low-power handheld devices, such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants or mobile phones. These applications can be pre-installed on phones during manufacturing, downloaded by customers from various mobile software distribution platforms, or delivered as web applications using server-side or client-side processing (e.g. JavaScript) to provide an "application-like" experience within a Web browser. Application software developers also have to consider a lengthy array of screen sizes, hardware specifications and configurations because of intense competition in mobile software and changes within each of the platforms Apprentice Program - Unskilled workers employed in an industry to learn skills and knowledge according to industry standards while being paid. Lengths vary, but training usually lasts three to five years. Usually apprentices have a starting salary that over a period of time would continue to increase. Artificial Intelligence (AI) - The intelligence of machines or software, and is also a branch of computer science (Applied logic) that studies and develops intelligent machines and software. Major AI researchers and textbooks define the field as "the study and design of intelligent agents" where an intelligent agent is a system that perceives its environment and takes actions that maximize its chances of success. Artistic - Conforming to the standards of art; satisfying aesthetic requirements: artistic productions are often used in business. Augmentation - Focuses on tasks and environments where human-computer interaction and interfaces exist. Developers, leveraging the tools and findings of neuroscience, aim to develop applications which capture the human user's cognitive state in order to drive real-time computer systems. In doing so, these systems are able to provide operational data specifically targeted for the user in a given context. Automated Quality Control - Most measuring tools today are available with some form of electronic output making it possible to connect the instrument to dataloggers, printers or to a computer, thereby eliminating the steps of manually writing down measurements and ty