Machine Tool ‘Mark of Quality’ Standards

  • Malcolm R. Hill
  • Richard McKay
Part of the Studies in Soviet History and Society book series (SSHS)

Abstract

As outlined in Chapter 1, the main feature of the ‘mark of quality’ system is that it is a serious attempt to improve the quality of Soviet industrial production by granting an award to those products which are considered to meet the same requirements as similar advanced products sold by other manufacturers in the world market. The system consequently differs from ‘type standardisation’ which attempts to stabilise the technical level of all factories producing a specific type of item. The ‘mark of quality’ system on the other hand, attempts to create incentives for factories in a leading position in Soviet technology to manufacture products to the highest international levels. These levels may be higher than those specified by the product type standards, and include a detailed assessment of various product parameters, product style, the degree of use of standard and common parts, and methods of manufacture and quality control which it may be too time-consuming to include in a ‘type standard’.

Keywords

Milling Drilling Flange Grinding 

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  • Richard McKay

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