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A Shortlist Of Common Engineering Abbreviations: Common Engineering Abbreviations

AC Alternating Current

AF Audio Frequency

AMLCD Active-Matrix Liquid Crystal Display

APSU Alarm Power Supply Unit

B2B Business to Business

BEng Bachelor Of Engineering

BIOS Basic Input Output System

BOM Bill Of Material

BSc Bachelor of Science

BU Business Unit

CAD Computer Aided Design

CADMID Concept Assessment Development Manufacturing In-Service Disposal

CAM Computer Aided Manufacture

CCTV Closed Circuit Television

CD Compact Disk

CIP Continuous Improvement Processes

CNC Computer Numerical Control

COSHH Control of Substances Hazardous to Health

CPU Central Processing Unit

CRT Cathode Ray Tube

CSO Country Sales Organisation

DAB Digital Audio Broadcasting

DACs Digital-to-Analog Converters

DC Direct Current

DFM Design for Manufacture

DLL Dynamic Link Library

DLP Digital Light Processing

DMAIC Define Measure Analyse Improve Control

DOC Diesel Oxidation Catalyst

DOS Disk Operating System

DPF Diesel Particulate Filter

DRAM Dynamic Random Access Memory

DSP Digital Signal Processor

DVB Digital Video Broadcasting

DVD Digital Versatile Disk

EDM Electronic Distance Measurement

EFQM European Foundation Of Quality Management

ERP Enterprise Resource P1anning

FAT File Allocation Table

FCAW Flux-Cored Arc Welding

FEA Finite Element Analysis

FEM Finite Element Method

FET Field Effect Transistor

FMEA Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

FPGA Field Programmable Gate Array

FTA Factor Tree Analysis

GB Gigabyte

GDT Gas Discharge Tube

GMAW Gas Metal Arc Welding

GNVQ General National Vocational Qualification

GPS Global Positioning System

GTAW Gas Tungsten Arc Welding

HD High Definition

HDPE High-Density PolyEthylene

HNC Higher National Certificate

HND Higher National Diploma

HPFS High Performance File System

HTML HyperText Markup Language

IC Integrated Circuit

IEEE Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

IET Institution of Engineering and Technology

IFS International Financial Standards

IGBT Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor

ILS Intergrated Logistic Support

IS Information System

IT Information Technology

JIT Just In Time

JPEG Joint Photographic Experts Group

KB Kilobyte

LAN Local Area Network

LCD Liquid Crystal Display

LDPE Low-Density PolyEthylene

LDR Light Dependent Resistor

LED Light Emmiting Diode

LNT Lean NOx Trap

LSA Logistics Support Analysis

LVDT Linear Variable Differential Transformer

MAF Mass Air Flow

MB Megabyte

MEMS Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems

MEng Master of Engineering

MIG Metalic Inert Gas

MMA Manual Metal Arc-welding

MOSFET Metal Oxide Semiconductor Field Effect Transistor

MPEG Moving Picture Experts Group

MSA Measurement System Analysis

MSc Master of Science

NTFS New Technology File System

NVQ National Vocational Qualification

OCR Optical Character Recognition

OEE Overall Equipment Effectiveness

OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer

OJEU Official Journal of European Union

OSTA Optical Storage Technology Association

PCB Printed Circuit Board

PCC Portland Cement Concrete

PDF Portable Document Format

PDP Plasma Display Panel

PFI Private Finance Initiative

PLC Programmable Logic Control

PQQ Pre-Qualification Questionnaire

PRD Product Range Development

PRM Product Review Meeting

PSU Power Supply Unit

PVC PolyVinylChlorides

QFD Quality Function Deployment


RAD Rapid Application Development

RF Radio Frequency

RFI Request For Information

RFP Request For Proposal

RFQ Request For Quotation

ROM Read Only Memory

SATA Serial Advanced Technology Attachment

SAW Submerged Arc Welding

SCP Short Circuit Protection

SCR Silicon Controlled Rectifier
Selective Catalytic Reduction

SFI Sequential Fuel Injection

SDH Synchronous Digital Hierarchy

SLA Service Level Agreement

SMAW Shielded Metal Arc Welding

SMED Single Minute Exchange of Dies

SOP Start Of Production

SPC Statistical Process Control

SRAM Static Random Access Memory

SVGA Super Video Graphics Array


TB Terabyte

TCP Transmisison Control Protocol

TIF Tagged Image File

TFM Total Flow Management

TFT Thin Film Transistor

TIG Tungsten Inert Gas

TPM Total Productive Maintenance

TPO Transmitter Power Output

TQM Total Quality Management

TSM Total Service Maintenance

UDF Universal Disk Format

UDO Ultra Density Optical

UHF Ultra High Frequency

UPS Uninterruptable Power Supply

USB Universal Serial Bus

VBA Visual Basic for Applications

VC Variable Capacitor

VDU Visual Display Unit

VFD Vacuum Fluorescent Display

VGA Video Graphics Array

VHF Very High Frequency

VLSI Very Large Scale Integration

VMM Virtual Machine Manager

VR Variable Resistor

VSM Value Stream Mapping

WAN Wide Area Network

WMF Windows Meta File

XML eXtensible Markup Language

YAG Yttrium Aluminum Garnet

YIG Yttrium Iron Garnet

ZBT Zero-Bus Turnaround

ZCS Zero Current Switching

ZIF Zero Insertion Force

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