|Designing Parts for Automation
That marketers increasingly use robots and automation equipment in their TV ads should come as no surprise. To them, such machinery represents the product they're selling: An automatic and simple push-button solution to the problem consumers are worried about at that moment.
POSTED MARCH 24, 2022 2:32 PM
|Circular Car Factories
Over the past 120 years, the automotive industry has experienced several transformative paradigm shifts that have dramatically changed the process of mass-producing cars and light trucks.
POSTED SEPTEMBER 01, 2021 1:00 PM
|Better Design Leads to Better Plastic Parts
Rosti Group is a global injection-molding company and contract manufacturer to some of the world’s leading manufacturers in the packaging, consumer appliances, business machines, home automation, medical and automotive sectors. Once Rosti’s engineers receive the customer’s 3D product data and specifications, the clock starts ticking. What do Rosti engineers look for in a plastic part design? What are some common ways that Rosti engineers optimize parts? What are some common mistakes that engineers make when designing plastic parts? How does the intended method of assembly influence part design? Get answers to these questions and more in this exclusive interview.
POSTED NOVEMBER 04, 2020
|Five Digital Transformation Failures and How to Avoid Them
Technology innovations for products and services are advancing rapidly. But manufacturers increasingly find their product development systems are unable to support what it takes to bring these innovations to market.
POSTED MAY 15, 2020 9:00 AM
|Best Practices for Transitioning from Design to Assembly in Medical Device Manufacturing
In all industries, it's important to achieve alignment between the design of a product and production processes as early as possible. In the medical device sector, whether it's a dialysis machine, a knee implant, a stethoscope or a syringe, the design transfer process plays a critical role in addressing cost and quality issues.
POSTED JANUARY 07, 2020 10:23 AM
|DFMA Lets Engineers Focus on What They do Best
Raptor Performance in Concord, NC, designs and manufactures custom electronics for racing motorcycles and automobiles. The company's products are not for hobbyists, these are professional-grade parts.
POSTED JULY 15, 2019 8:00 AM
|US Factories Added 196,000 Jobs in 2017
WASHINGTON--The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported that the United States added 196,000 factory jobs in 2017, including 25,000 jobs in December. Scott Paul, president of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, says that factory jobs are growing at a faster rate than jobs in the overall economy.
POSTED JANUARY 09, 2018
|Manufacturing Still Hearty Despite Small Declines
WASHINGTON--New orders for manufactured goods fell 0.1 percent in October from the month before, according to a report from the Commerce Department on Monday, but that was better than the 0.4 percent decline expected in a consensus estimate from analysts. This latest performance followed an upwardly revised September hike of 1.7 percent.
POSTED DECEMBER 05, 2017
|TCO and part redesign can make US assembly feasible
For the past several years, the Reshoring Initiative has been helping manufacturers reshore production or keep existing work here through total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis. However, calculating TCO is only part of the overall competitiveness equation.
POSTED DECEMBER 04, 2017
|Making Manufacturing Great Again Would Add $530 Billion to GDP
WASHINGTON--The U.S. manufacturing sector has weathered a bumpy road over the course of the past two decades, but successfully righting the country's industrial ship would mean an economic windfall of $530 billion, according to a new report from The McKinsey Global Institute.
POSTED NOVEMBER 21, 2017