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  • Top 10 Failures in Manufacturing

    Top 10 Failures in Manufacturing

    If you are looking for a list of spectacular manufacturing failures, where products fail to perform as intended, that is not this story (although I would bet at least one of these listed failures happened in every one of those spectacular mistakes). Rather, these are walk around rules for people who might find themselves on

  • What Is Metal Spinning?

    What Is Metal Spinning?

    Also known as metal turning, metal spinning is a type of metalworking process that involves the use of a rotating machine — typically a CNC lathe — to deform metal over a pre-shaped mold. Unlike with other metal turning processes, however, it doesn’t strip away or otherwise remove any of the metal material. Rather, metal

  • 6 Surprising Facts About Steel Mills

    6 Surprising Facts About Steel Mills

    Steel mills, also known as steelworks, are industrial factories that specialize in the production of steel. They typically smelt down iron and carbon, mixing the two together in a specific ratio to create steel. Even if you’re familiar with this general concept, though, there are probably some things about steel mills you don’t know. #1)

  • How Does a Spring Pin Work?

    How Does a Spring Pin Work?

    Also known as a roll pin, a spring pin is a type of fastener that’s used to join two or more machine components. They are called “spring pins” because they contain a spring that expands upon insertion. What’s perplexing about spring pins, however, is their size. They are wider than the hole in which they

  • What Is a Manufacturing Execution System?

    What Is a Manufacturing Execution System?

    To track the expenditure of raw materials, many manufacturing companies use a centralized computer system known as a manufacturing execution system (MES). Featuring both hardware and software, an MES allows manufacturing companies to analyze their production processes in real time or near-real time. Rather than manually collecting data on their production processes, for example, companies

  • What is Contract Manufacturing?

    What is Contract Manufacturing?

    One of the most misunderstood segments of manufacturing involves the use of a third-party to manage the relationship between an end user and the folks who actually make the parts. With the advent of the world market, realizing lowest manufacturing cost of goods for resale has taken on a number of challenges, not the least

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