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The Radio Flyer wagon excepted, almost nothing stays in production forever. Eventually demand declines or Engineering introduces a new model and the old one dies. For the manufacturing organization, this end-of-product life creates some inventory...
Pressure regulators are essential in hydraulic systems like those providing lubrication and fuel delivery. Designs vary widely, but many types rely on a precision ball.
  Quick disconnect & fast coupling is an essential part of the manufacturing process. Regardless of manufacturer, all quick connect/ disconnect couplings have two common parts: a plug & a socket.
Manufacturing never stays still: each year brings innovative technology and new challenges, or opportunities, depending on how you view them. Those who don’t keep themselves informed about what’s happening risk being left behind. Here’s a look at...
Is your business prepared for delays in receiving materials and components? Have you considered how to eliminate supply chain disruptions? If not, you're exposing your operations to significant business risk. Here are some thoughts on what to...
Advances in medical technology are causing the medical industry to change faster than ever before. Keeping up with these changes requires innovative design, stringent quality control, and short lead times. Choosing quality components, such as custom...
Most manufacturers are focused on sustainability, even if they don't know it. Sustainability is about getting more from less, minimizing waste and protecting people. Lean manufacturing is, arguably, sustainable manufacturing. Here's an introduction...
Before they can introduce medical devices to the market, original equipment manufacturers (OEM) must perform and pass FDA-approved medical device process validation to ensure that the products they produce are safe, meet specified user and technical...
Developing and mass-production of any product comes with risk, but the stakes associated with medical manufacturing are exceptionally high. When it comes to manufacturing medical components, safety and quality is non-negotiable – the quality of...
Bearings enable smooth, low friction motion. In a perfect world they'd all be super light, extremely compact, maintenance-free, quiet and durable. In other words, perfectly optimized for automotive applications. Unfortunately the world isn't...