Two sets of programs for analyzing machine shop operations have been developed for application by a programmable calculator. The first set generates time standards for a wide variety of metal cutting and grinding operations: the second per performs an analysis of the costs of labor, machinery, and tooling.Thiis latter analysis also produces the optimum machine speed to employ to minimize production time or cost, or to maximize profit. © 1977.
Towne, D. M. (1977). Machining times and costs analyzed on a programmable calculator. Computers and Industrial Engineering, 1(4), 255–261. https://doi.org/10.1016/0360-8352(77)90005-5