Will Covid-19 Kill Kanban?

Most Americans are not familiar with the business model that delivers their groceries. In fact, “supermarkets” were the source for most of the good practices that have evolved into “just in time manufacturing”. The term “Kanban” evolved from grocery stores … Read More

The Pros and Cons of Die Casting

From cylinder heads and engine blocks to garden furniture and bicycle frames, die casting is used to create a wide variety of products. It involves the use of pressurized molten metal to fill a mold cavity. The raw metal is … Read More

The Unique Benefits of Magnetic Pulse Welding

Welding is a fabrication process that’s used to join two or more workpieces. It’s typically performed using a device, known as a welder, that heats the respective workpieces, thereby fusing them together at the surface. Magnetic pulse welding, however, uses … Read More

What Is a Mechanical Joint?

Joints are found in all types of machines, produces and workpieces. When two or more surfaces are joined together, they form a joint. There are several different types of joints, however, one of which is a mechanical joint. Some mechanical … Read More

What Is Strand Casting in Manufacturing?

Manufacturing companies often rely on molds and die to create custom-sized and -shaped objects out of raw metal. Known as casting, it’s used in the production of countless consumer and business products. There are several types of casting used in … Read More

How JIS Screws Differ From Phillips Head Screws

Not all screws use a traditional Phillips head. While Phillips screws are the most common, there are other types of screws used in the manufacturing of products, including JIS. An initialism for Japanese Industrial Standard, JIS screws are commonly used … Read More

Turning vs Milling: What’s the Difference?

Manufacturing companies use dozens of machining processes to create products out of raw or semi-formed materials, some of the most common of which include turning and milling. Like other machining processes, they both require the use of a machine. With … Read More