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How AirFree® Technology Improves the Fluid Dispensing Process Across Industries

There are many benefits to using an AirFree® fluid dispensing system over an air driven system. Air driven fluid dispensing tends to be unpredictable, causing quality control problems. Over the lifetime of a system, an AirFree® fluid dispenser has a lower total cost of ownership than an air driven system because it brings the overall process into control, eliminating scrap work and saving energy, also making...

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Why You Should Switch to an Air-Free Fluid Dispensing System

Are you using an air-driven fluid dispensing system? If so, it’s time to consider why that might not be the best idea. There are plenty of problems associated with unpredictable air-driven fluid dispensing which is why air-free fluid dispensing is a much better option. Here are some very important reasons why it’s time to make the switch: Enhanced functionality When using an air-driven...

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Trends that Are Elevating U.S. Manufacturing Operations

For many years, offshoring manufacturing operations was a popular option. While innovation has been strong in the U.S., the production and manufacturing operations were sent overseas where labor costs were lower. Today, there is a movement to keep production in the U.S., thereby keeping global businesses in the U.S., and it’s being driven by these trends: Robotics Manufacturing operation costs...

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The Benefits of Automated Quality Inspection

On your shop floor, who is responsible for verifying product quality? What was once handled by production line operators or quality technicians is now handled by automated quality inspection systems. For manufacturers across all industries an inspection system and process can be highly customized in order to meet specific machinery needs. There are multiple additional benefits of an automated quality inspection system over the outdated, manual process: Improve...

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The Effects of Robotics Sophistication in Manufacturing

Robots have become an integral part of U.S. manufacturing. Per International Manufacturing Technology Trade show, there will be 1.3 million industrial robots operating in factories around the world according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). (Source) Today’s robots are built to do nearly anything on the shop floor including welding, assembly, material handling, and packaging....

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How to Build and Maintain an Awesome Manufacturing Team

A commonly discussed topic in manufacturing today is the perceived skills gap. The younger workforce is overlooking a career in manufacturing while experienced workers are leaving the industry to retire. This is creating a gap that the industry as a whole must work towards closing. As this happens, hiring and retaining the right candidates is critical in order to overcome the gap. Once employees come on board, you don’t want to lose them. Here are 5 ways to build and maintain an awesome manufacturing...

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Key Trends in the Adhesives Industry

In the May 2016 issue of Adhesives & Sealants Industry Magazine, ASI outlines some key trends that those in the industry need to pay attention to: Performance outweighs direct environmental impact, for now In order to meet the expectations of consumers today, manufacturers are increasingly...

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How Predictive Analytics is Improving Manufacturing

Manufacturers have access to more data today than ever before, and the amount of data available is increasing every day as new data technologies are developed. Yet, many manufacturers have yet to develop strategies to properly utilize this data. Data is only valuable if it is properly analyzed and turned into actionable insights, which is the purpose of predictive analytics....

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Machine Design and Product Development Innovation

As we continue into the Fourth Industrial Revolution, manufacturers must continue to innovate in order to remain relevant and successful. Retailers have become more demanding in order to meet consumer needs which means that manufacturers that supply equipment are tasked with designing a variety of products at a lower cost. Innovation in manufacturing must be built into the overall...

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The Benefits of Smart Manufacturing

If you haven’t noticed, everything today is “smart.” We have our smartphones, smart TVs, and smart watches. It seems to make sense that we also have “smart manufacturing.” Smart manufacturing, or SM, like everything else that’s smart, utilizes connectivity and real-time access to data to improve a process. If you’re looking for a more in-depth definition, the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition...

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