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Cyanoacrylate Dispensing Equipment to Manufacture Golf Clubs

Spring has finally arrived and if you enjoy golf that means one thing- it’s time to hit the links! Have you ever thought much about how your golf clubs are assembled? If not, here’s a lesson for you. Any type of golf club, whether your irons, putters, woods, or wedges made by Ping, Callaway, Titleist, Mizuno or others are all assembled using cyanoacrylates, also known as super glue. The cyanoacrylate fluid...

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Manufacturing and the Age of Connectivity

We live in a connected world. Via smart devices including phones, tablets, and more we are constantly connected via the Internet through a phone network, Wi-Fi, or both. In addition to being connected to other people we are also connected to other technologies. For example, with just a few taps on one of our many screens we can now remotely manage the heat and electricity being used in our home or control the cable and set a recording. Of course, those are examples of how being connected is beneficial...

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Manufacturers Must Be Open to Change

Why do you think people get a new cell phone every few years (or less)? It’s because they want the “next big thing”. As technology improves they want the better model. The same goes for your products and your manufacturing process. If it’s not improved upon and upgraded over time you are essentially letting your competitors take the reins. We live in a globally competitive environment. The companies aiming to take your market share are all over the world and only the manufacturers that strive...

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The Shear Rate of Fluid and Why AirFree Dispensing is a Better Solution

The shear rate of an adhesive is a measure of the stick/slip performance of the fluid. It is measured in rate and force. Simply put, imagine that you place a fluid between two plates of glass and then slide the two plates in opposite directions. The speed of the glass sliding is known as the shear rate. The amount of force required to move the glass is known as the shear force. The shear rate and shear force are determined by the viscosity of the fluid. For example, when using oil the glass would...

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Why a Manufacturing Environment Should be Silicone-Free

Within marketing materials, you’ll find that many manufacturers will highlight the fact that their facilities are “silicone-free”. Why is this? Manufacturers promote their silicone-free environment because silicone is widely recognized as a possible contaminant. Silicone contamination disrupts the adhesive bonding process and it can compromise the quality of the end product. Contamination is not always visible...

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Manufacturing and Environmental Responsibility

Threats to our environment continue to grow which has resulted in government regulations and increased consumer awareness. Consumers believe that companies need to be conscious of what they are putting out into the environment and believe in corporate social responsibility. As consumers become more eco-friendly, they are also interested in supporting environmentally conscious/responsible manufacturers that strive to reduce their environmental footprint. The manufacturing industry has been...

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Outsourcing of Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) by OEMs

In today’s manufacturing environment, it’s common to outsource some or all of the process. An OEM (original equipment manufacturer) selects a contract manufacturer to manufacture its parts. As a company grows, outsourcing work can save time and money compared to manufacturing every part in house. Electronic manufacturing services (EMS) companies, all of which use dispensing equipment, “provide contract...

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Ongoing Employee Training is Essential in a Manufacturing Environment

An article titled “Human Capital” in the January 2014 issue of Modern Machine Shop states that: “In many shops, labor cost is the single largest category of production expense. But even where this is not the case, it remains true that only people can fill a customer’s order by carrying the job through to completion, and only people can put the shop’s equipment to use. The shop’s staff members are the greatest...

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AirFree Technology Uses the Semco® Cartridge Filling System

Semco® Corporation is the maker of plastic cartridges used for the dispensing of several types of assembly fluids. These cartridges are capable of handling a wide variety of chemical fluids for application. The Semco® Cartridge Filling System includes: Semco® Disposable Plastic Cartridges Semco® Disposable Plastic Cartridges are capable of handling a wide variety of chemical fluids for storage and application. Semco® cartridges are commonly used in single...

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Schedule a SmartDispenser® Online Remote Demonstration

To set up a SmartDispenser® Online Remote Demonstration, please contact Omar Regalado, at 1-800-433-2115 or oregalado@fishmancorp.com. Or, if you are located in Europe please contact Richard Boorn, at +44 (0) 1905 456008 or rboorn@fishmancorp.com. Fishman® designs & manufactures Liquid Dispensing Systems and Dispenser Components – Syringes, Tips, Pistons and Barrels. Our Fluid and Adhesive Dispensers offer advanced automation control with SmartDispenser® AirFree® technology. Please...

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