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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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5 Tips and Tricks for Using Epoxies as Adhesives

Epoxies are attractive adhesives because of their strength and their ability to suit almost any application. Epoxies can be used as adhesives for wood, metal, glass, stone, and some plastics and are used in the construction of aircrafts, cars, boats, and more. Here are 5 tips and tricks for using epoxies as adhesives: 1. Prepare the Surface When bonding two or more substrates, the surfaces must be prepared properly. Any contamination can drastically reduce...

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Small Manufacturers Should Invest in Green Initiatives

According to ASSEMBLY Magazine’s 2014 State of the Profession study, green manufacturing initiatives are on the rise, more so among large manufacturers: Large manufacturers (companies with 1,000 or more employees) are more likely to be involved with green initiatives. For example, 73 percent of assemblers in that category have implemented sustainability...

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How to Remove Cured Epoxy

Epoxy is an extremely strong adhesive, which is why it’s favorable. As long as no mistakes are made during the coating process, that is. But as we all know, mistakes can and do happen. Epoxy can end up where it doesn’t belong. Removing cured epoxy from a substrate can be very tricky. However, it’s not impossible. When it comes to removing cured epoxy from substrates, there are essentially three options: Heating the epoxy Epoxy starts as a liquid and...

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