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Dfa: The Art Of Making Things Makeable
You've got a design for this year's must-have gadget. It looks great and there's a market niche. This could be your company's breakthrough product! But the assembly line engineers are scratching their heads—the components are difficult to handle and there are too many of them, and the assembly stream is…
By:  in  Business  >  Security   Jan 21, 2015  
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A Look at Modern Manufacturing Systems
Manufacturing systems represent a rather broad field. Thus, there is no one "set" definition which completely encapsulates their methods or purposes. However, it is still important to note that such systems have literally taken on a life of their own due to modern technologies. It can therefore be difficult for…
By:  in  Business  >  Workplace Safety   Jan 21, 2015  
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Production Automation: Why so Important?
One of the challenges that constantly faces the world of manufacturing is the ability to create quality products for an ever-expanding customer base. This situation becomes even more daunting when one begins to deal with small and intrinsically complex parts. Obviously, experience becomes extremely important when any company needs to…
By:  in  Business  >  Change Management   Jan 21, 2015  
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Transfer Systems for Demanding Technological Times
The world of transfer systems is absolutely critical in meeting the needs of modern industrial processes. As we are now well into the 21st century, what would have been adequate a decade ago is likely not to be as effective at the present. Thus, robust and turnkey solutions need to…
By:  in  Reference and Education  >  Teaching   Jan 21, 2015  
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Taking on the Drudge Work
Robota When we think of Robots, what usually springs to mind are the Artificial Intelligence, almost human machines that we see in science fiction movies. The reality is much more mundane and much more productive. The word comes from the Czech, robota, meaning compulsory work or drudgery and we use…
By:  in  Business  >  Change Management   Dec 03, 2014  
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Refurbishing; Putting Back the Sparkle
Tarnished and unreliable. As time goes on, things get older. The brand new paint of a few years ago is starting to fade. The odd light fitting is missing its’ diffuser. There are bits of tape on the floor here and there. “Caution! Tripping hazard.” That machine you bought is…
By:  in  Business  >  Construction Industry   Dec 03, 2014  
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DFA Process
When it comes to making production successful, one of the key things to remember is that “Little things matter”. Making small changes to working practices, assembly line timings and plant settings can absolutely transform output and quality. Often significant positive alterations can be made for zero outlay, or a straight-forward…
By:  in  Business  >  Productivity   Oct 15, 2014  
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What Are the Hallmarks Of Efficient Product Transfer Systems?
We are all well aware of the important role that transfer systems play in countless industries. From enabling the latest retail product to be placed upon a shelf to supplying a medicine to a patient hundred of kilometres away, such logistics have become engrained within our very society. Having said…
By:  in  Business  >  Business Travel   Oct 15, 2014  
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The Power Of 21st Century Assembly Technologies In Our Lives
Although many of us are aware of the modern amenities that we enjoy on a daily basis, few actually appreciate the massive amount of logistics that are involved within the production of even the most basic items. This is where the power of assembly technologies comes into play. Although this…
By:  in  Business  >  Innovation   Oct 15, 2014  
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The Role Of Technology In Product Development
New technology has reduced the time it takes for new concepts to enter production. The usual steps of the design process involve sketching out the rough concept, working on measurements and a basic design, and then building a prototype. From there, product testing takes place to find faults and areas…
By:  in  Business  >  Industrial Mechanical   Oct 15, 2014  
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Redefining Production Equipment for Modern Times
The category simply known as "production equipment" is actually quite vast in terms of its scope. This…
The Nuts And Bolts Of Assembly Technologies
Assembly technologies are perhaps the most critical section of any production facility. From the fabrication…
A Look at Modern Manufacturing Systems
Manufacturing systems represent a rather broad field. Thus, there is no one "set" definition which completely…
Four Reasons You Should Consider Refurbishing Rather Than Replacing
Reduce, reuse, recycle isn’t just a great green slogan, it’s also an excellent strategy to adopt…
Automated Production And Quality: The Perfect Balance
What are the hallmarks of efficient production automation in today's industry? Of course, the ability…
Changing Manufacturing Systems: A Sign Of the Times
Due to increased demand and more competitive markets, it is extremely important for companies to produce…
In - house Production Refurbishing: The Nuts And Bolts Behind Success
What works well today may be outdated tomorrow. As we all live within a society partially defined by…
DFA Process
When it comes to making production successful, one of the key things to remember is that “Little things…
The Purpose And Process Of Wet Granulation
The word "granulated" is a deviation of the Latin term "granulatum" which when translated means "grained".…
We Excel In the Wet Granulation Arena
Whether you are planning a business venture which will require factory plant for its successful implementation,…