Schuette Metals Blog

CARC: the Impervious nature of an important paint

April 01, 2020 by Dave Manney

CARC: the Impervious nature of an important paint
CARC is a paint applied to military vehicles and ensures their metal surfaces remain resistant to oxidation and puncturing by chemical or biological agents.

The Strategy and Benefits of Using QRM

March 23, 2020 by Dave Manney

The Strategy and Benefits of Using QRM
Reducing waste cuts manufacturing time. Consider Quick Response Manufacturing. QRM helps reduce costs and increases customer satisfaction.

3 Important Factors To Consider When Forming Steel

March 17, 2020 by Dave Manney

3 Important Factors To Consider When Forming Steel

Metal fabrication uses many materials and techniques for creating reliable products. Yet, there are 3 important factors to consider while forming steel

Training Within Industry: Its History and Benefits

March 11, 2020 by Dave Manney

Training Within Industry: Its History and Benefits
A practical Training Within Industry program improves quality, reduces errors, cuts hours of labor and is an important piece of Lean Practices.

Are Rare Earth Elements Really Rare?

March 04, 2020 by Dave Manney

Are Rare Earth Elements Really Rare?
17 of the elements on the Periodic Table are Rare Earth Elements. Doesn't seem like much, but they make the modern world possible.

Know Your Goals When Implementing Lean Integration

February 26, 2020 by Dave Manney

Know Your Goals When Implementing Lean Integration
Simply defined, lean Integration is a data-driven methodology using metrics ensuring continuous quality and performance.

2020 CWIMMA Welding Competition

February 20, 2020 by Dave Manney

Recently, Tigerton hosted one session of the 2020 CWIMMA welding competition. The following is reprinted with permission from the February 13, 2020 edition of The Marion Advertiser.

Is Lean Manufacturing What You Think It Is?

February 13, 2020 by Dave Manney

Is Lean Manufacturing What You Think It Is?
Manufacturers are pressured to be efficient and eliminate waste. Applying Lean Integration methodologies to automation relieves pressure by preventing mistakes

Is AESS the Star of Modern Architecture?

February 05, 2020 by Dave Manney

Is AESS the Star of Modern Architecture?
AESS brings a lot of consideration when architects and planners decide to use it. If everything goes as planned, the result is a beautiful piece of artwork.

Cold Weather, Warm Hearts

January 07, 2020 by Dave Manney

Cold Weather, Warm Hearts

Through our Community Outreach Committee, Schuette Metals donated many needed items at the Wausau Community Warming CenterThe Outreach Committee made a monetary donation, too.

How Do Companies Test The Strength Of Their Topcoat?

December 11, 2019 by Dave Manney

How Do Companies Test The Strength Of Their Topcoat?
Using a gravelometer test, under SAE J400 standards, creates a fair comparison between different topcoats supplied by different finishers.

Where did CARC Come From and Why It's Important

December 03, 2019 by Dave Manney

Where did CARC Come From and Why It's Important
CARC is a matte military version of the polyurethane paints developed and used on commercial products, primarily vehicles

Is a Third Coat Necessary with a Two-Coat Top Coat?

November 26, 2019 by Dave Manney

Is a Third Coat Necessary with a Two-Coat Top Coat?
As good as the idea of adding a third layer to a two-coat top coat sounds, there are actually several issues to consider.

Do You Know How Robotic Welding Improves Manufacturing?

November 07, 2019 by Dave Manney

Do You Know How Robotic Welding Improves Manufacturing?
Robotic welding evolved into a mainstay in manufacturing. Benefits range from increased production to quality and helping us to transition to Industry 4.0.

How will Welding Technology Evolve with the IoT?

October 29, 2019 by Dave Manney

How will Welding Technology Evolve with the IoT?
Iot in welding is a long way from the Bronze Age when people hammered two pieces of copper together. Now, there are times when people aren't really needed.

What are Architectural Embeds?

September 10, 2019 by Dave Manney

What are Architectural Embeds?

There are no shortcuts for embeds. Consider loads, concrete strength, design, material costs, etc. Any error along the line means delays and unhappy customers.

Two-Coat Systems Using E Coating

August 27, 2019 by Dave Manney

Two-Coat Systems Using E Coating

The two-coat process, including e-coating, provides greater protection from rust and corrosion over other metal finishing systems. Not having a basecoat shortens the lifespan of your component.

What is Quick Response Manufacturing?

August 14, 2019 by Dave Manney

What is Quick Response Manufacturing?

Quick Response Manufacturing shortens lead times, improves quality, reduces cost, and eliminates waste within a manufacturing organization. At the same time, QRM increases market shares and competitiveness because customers receive improved products faster.

Mosinee Students Try The Weld Simulator

January 23, 2019 by Micah Sawyer

Mosinee Students Try The Weld Simulator

Today we’re at #MosineeHighSchool with the weld simulator letting the students try their hand at welding for #CWIMMA.. we will be traveling to area schools throughout next month, each school receiving gift card prizes for the top competitors and offering apprenticeships for students interested in welding to available to CWIMMA company members