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  • What is a Hex Key?

    What is a Hex Key?

    • May 11, 2017

    A hex key, also known as an Allen key or Allen wrench, is a small handheld tool that’s used for for driving bolts and screws with a hexagonal socket. They are available in many different sizes, though they all have the same hexagonal-shaped tip. To learn more about hex keys and the benefits they offer,

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  • Apple to Invest $1 Billion in American Manufacturing

    Apple to Invest $1 Billion in American Manufacturing

    • May 8, 2017

    Apple has come under fire in recent years for its use of foreign factories to build and manufacture products. The big-name tech company has dozens of factories operating in foreign countries, which it uses to manufacture products like the iPhone, iPad, iWatch and more. While this strategic move has likely saved the company in costs

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  • Do you have the right knob for the job?

    Do you have the right knob for the job?

    • May 1, 2017

    Do you have the right knob for the job? Virtually every machine, application, and piece of technology requires the use of a knob. There are many different types of knobs that can be used for the same purpose. They may have a completely different look, feel, and control but depending on what the main requirements

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  • Comparing the Different Types of Washers

    Comparing the Different Types of Washers

    • May 1, 2017

    A washer is a common type of hardware that’s typially used to evenly distribute the force/load of a screw or nut. However, washers can also be used as spacers, wear pads, preload indicating devices, locking devices, prevent corrosion, and to minimize vibrations produced by a machine or equipment. While most people are familiar with the

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  • What is Just in Time Manufacturing?

    What is Just in Time Manufacturing?

    • April 27, 2017

    Have you heard of “just in time” manufacturing? Also referred to as “JIT,” this methodology seeks to reduce flow times within manufacturing while also minimizing response times between suppliers and customers. JIT manufacturing has origins dating back to the 1950s, during which the British Motor Corporation used the methodology at its plant in Sydney, Australia.

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  • Can Robots Help Strengthen the Manufacturing Industry?

    Can Robots Help Strengthen the Manufacturing Industry?

    • April 24, 2017

    Robots and other automated equipment have become an integral part of the manufacturing industry. They allow companies to manufacture products faster, more efficiently, and with less risk for human injury. But there’s been a growing debate in recent years regarding the impact that robots will have in regards to employment. According to an article published

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