Lean Initiatives Improve Medical Manufacturing Quality

The article details how the Connecticut Spring & Stamping’s lean directive has eliminated waste while improving quality and delivery. In turn the initiative has directly affected the company’s ability to serve medical device manufacturers. [More]

Rotary and Centrifugal Feeders: A Viable Alternative to Vibratory Bowl Feeders?

Many times, it is said that though Vibratory Bowl Feeders have been around since the early part of the Twentieth Century. Till date no major alternative for the same has been invented. However, a Rotary or Centrifugal Feeder which uses a motorized drive is definitely an alternative. There are many advantages of Rotary Feeders vis a vis vibratory bowl feeders, the major one being the speed or feed rate. Rotary or Centrifugal Feeders work at very high speeds and one can achieve a total feed rate of up to 50 meters per minute as against just about 12 meters per minute in case of even high speed vibratory bowl feeders. However, there are several drawbacks as well... [More]

To Russia with Love: Is the West in too Much of a Rush to Capitalize on Russia's Oil Dollars?

While Russia is swimming in its black gold, the west is seeing green. Also, at the end of 2012, the U.S. granted "Permanent Normal Trade Relations". A lot of companies, including GM, Volkswagen, and others have been looking to Russia, backed by oil, as a potential huge sales market. Despite this, however, there are some dark clouds over this cheery spend and play atmosphere. [More]

On Land, In the Air, and Even In Outer Space: 3D Printing Not Science Fiction Anymore

3d printing has been around for quite some time now, but many people don't realize the advancements made in manufacturing thanks to it, and how mainstream it has become. On land for making engine components, shoes and clothing, and CAD models; to the air and in space for one company's "Microgravity Foundry". No longer is 3D printing something you only see in the movies. [More]

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