The Role Manufacturing Plays in Economics

It’s a little-known fact that manufacturing goes hand-in-hand with economics. While it’s true that all industries affect economics, manufacturing is particularly influential. Some financial analysts and market economists view the manufacturing industry as being a wealth-producer of a country. This … Read More

What is Carbon Steel?

Carbon steel is a popular metal alloy used in dozens of different real-world applications, including manufacturing. It’s characterized by the use of a main alloy constituent being carbon, of which the metal is comprised of roughly 0.12 to 2%. The … Read More

The 4 Goals of Lean Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing, also known as lean production, is a philosophy based around the elimination of waste within a system. First pioneered by the Toyota Production System in the 1990s, it’s become widely used throughout the manufacturing industry. Today, hundreds of … Read More

What are the Pros and Cons of Titanium?

From welded pipes and valves to heat exchanges, aircraft, naval vessels and even spaceships, titanium is used in a wide variety of applications. This transition metal has a silver color and is characterized by low tensity and high strength. These … Read More

Congress to Consider the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act

There’s been a growing push among U.S. lawmakers to stimulate the nation’s economy and create more jobs. This has spurred the creation of the American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act, which is currently being considered by Congress. So, what is the American … Read More

Stainless Steel vs Galvanized

If you’ve done any shopping for screws, you’ve probably noticed that some of them are made of 100% stainless steel, whereas others are made of galvanized steel. Based on this alone, it’s difficult to identify the differences between them. After … Read More

Americans Buying More ‘Made in America’ Products

Americans today have become increasingly conscious of where their products are made, shifting their focus away from cheap products made overseas, and choosing to buy more products that are made here in the United States. According to a recent report … Read More

How to Remove a Stripped Screw

It’s bound to happen sooner or later: you are attempting to remove a screw from a piece of lumber or material, only to strip away the head to the point where it no longer “sticks” to your screwdriver or screw … Read More

US Manufacturing Output Has Doubled in 30 Years

There’s been concern in recent years regarding the United States manufacturing industry. It seems that each new report paints a bleak picture about the future of U.S. manufacturing, signaling lower production output and fewer jobs. However, gross output has actually … Read More