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American system of manufacturing

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  1. involves semi-skilled labor using machine tools and templates to make standardized, identical, interchangeable parts, manufactured to a tolerance

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  2. The system is also known as the armory practice because of the history of its development by the United States Department of War in the Springfield and Harpers Ferry armories

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  3. In the late 18th century, French General Jean Baptiste Vaquette de Gribeauval suggested that muskets could be manufactured faster and more economically if they were made from interchangeable parts

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  4. Since parts are interchangeable, it is also possible to separate manufacture from assembly, and assembly may be carried out by semi-skilled labor on an assembly line - an example of the division of labor

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  5. The system typically involves substituting specialized machinery to replace hand tools

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