SmartDispenser® Blog

The Benefits of Adhesive Technologies in Manufacturing

When joining materials in a manufacturing facility, using adhesive technologies is the most efficient process because there are many disadvantages to the alternative techniques. For example, mechanical fastening involves creating holes which can weaken the material and thermal bonding heats the material, which can alter its properties. The benefits of using adhesive technologies in processing are well documented and enable manufacturing innovation. Benefits of using adhesive technologies include...

Read full article »

4 Ways to Minimize Downtime in a Manufacturing Facility

In a manufacturing facility “downtime” is like a four letter word. Downtime means lost productivity and revenue along with increased stress. On a small scale, some downtime is to be expected, and may even be planned for. However, it’s obviously best to keep it at a minimum. Here are 4 steps to take to do so: Routine preventative maintenance Maintenance shouldn’t occur only...

Read full article »

Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) Safety in a Manufacturing Environment

Electronics manufacturers must adhere to specific ESD, or electrostatic discharge, protocols in order to maintain a safe working environment and ensure product quality. What is ESD and how does it occur? An ESD event occurs when an electrostatic charge rapidly transfers between two objects. This transfer is usually caused when two objects with a notable potential difference in electrical...

Read full article »

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...

Read full article »

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...

Read full article »

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...

Read full article »

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...

Read full article »

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...

Read full article »

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...

Read full article »

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...

Read full article »

« Older Entries