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The Advantages of Fiber Optics and why it’s The Way of the Future

Fiber-optic communication, first developed in the 1970s, has played a major role in creating the connected world that we live in today. More than 2 billion kilometers of optical fiber is deployed around the world, connecting people, businesses, communities, countries, and continents in real-time via voice, data, and video. (Source) As consumers’ communication demands continue to...

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Embrace a Manufacturing Process That’s Lean and Green

Lean manufacturing, now considered the standard in manufacturing, is the process in which companies focus on becoming more efficient in order to improve productivity and reduce waste when producing a product or service. It is based on a company culture that aims for continuous improvement. The lean manufacturing philosophy is largely credited to the Toyota Production...

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Factors Driving Medical Device Innovation and Improvement

Innovation and improvements in the medical device industry continue to advance at increasing speeds. The goal is to get high quality products to market as quickly as possible. Many factors are driving medical device innovation and improvement including the following: Improved FDA approval process The FDA approval process within...

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The Benefits of Automated Testing in Manufacturing

Investing in automated solutions in the manufacturing industry has become necessary in order to meet and exceed the increasingly high expectations of consumers in regards to the production of high quality products in large volumes at reasonable costs. The integration of electronic devices, big data, and the internet of things (IoT) is what continues to drive automation, which is now essential to earn and maintain a competitive advantage. As...

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What’s Preventing Manufacturers From Becoming More Energy Efficient

Manufacturers are a significant source of negative environmental impact due to energy intensive processes. Manufacturers are certainly aware of this, but are often missing out on opportunities to reduce their environmental impact associated with their core operations. Why? Concerns about changing production techniques Many manufacturers...

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution is Coming

In an article titled “The Internet of Things to Come” in Aerospace Manufacturing, author Mike Richardson stated, “The fourth industrial revolution is coming – long live the revolution!” As manufacturing production activity continues to grow, Industry 4.0 is upon us. Here’s...

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How Robotics is Solving Manufacturing Problems

Robotics spending is expected to reach $66.9 billion in 2025, up from $15.1 billion in 2010 according to Boston Consulting. This is because robots can improve productivity while solving complex problems in specialized industries. The manufacturers that invest in robotics will gain a competitive advantage. Here...

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It’s Time to Join the Manufacturing “Quality Crusade”

According to Assembly Magazine’s “State of the Profession 2014” Report, manufacturers have embarked on a “quality crusade”. Manufacturers are increasingly focused on quality as a way to gain a competitive advantage. Producing a quality product is what creates customer loyalty and generates repeat business which increases profits and sales. The...

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SmartDispenser® Fluid Dispensing System to Undergo Hardware Improvement

Our SmartDispenser® is a fluid dispensing system that uses AirFree® Linear Drive dispense technology to achieve the highest repeatability when dispensing assembly fluids. One dispense program can be established globally, with no change to fluid deposits. AirFree® technology also eliminates fluid loss, rework, rejects, and costly air compressors, thus maximizing profitability. The SmartDispenser® enables you to achieve total process control in the fluid dispensing process. Fishman...

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Invest in Employee Training to Close the Manufacturing Skills Gap

According to the 19th annual ASSEMBLY State of the Profession survey, things are looking bright in the American manufacturing sector. Here are some encouraging stats from the report: • 93 % of respondents expect their company to commit either the same amount or...

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