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Fab Times: an industry blog created and maintained by Schuette Metals.


Dave Manney
Dave Manney

Fab Times: an industry blog created and maintained by Schuette Metals.

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Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP): a structured approach to standardize quality requirements for manufacturers to design products satisfying customers.

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Increased environmental awareness and stringent government regulations increased demand for green buildings, and Curtain Wall Systems have a lot to offer.

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Since its original implementation decades ago, the Failure Mode and Effects Analysis tool has generated impressive results. It's been a catalyst to boost teamwork in organizations, which in turn, has helped to improve competitiveness, increase user satisfaction, maximize profits, and reduce any potential negative impacts.

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CARC is a paint applied to military vehicles and ensures their metal surfaces remain resistant to oxidation and puncturing by chemical or biological agents.

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Reducing waste cuts manufacturing time. Consider Quick Response Manufacturing. QRM helps reduce costs and increases customer satisfaction.

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

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

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

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Simply defined, lean Integration is a data-driven methodology using metrics ensuring continuous quality and performance.

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.

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Manufacturers are pressured to be efficient and eliminate waste. Applying Lean Integration methodologies to automation relieves pressure by preventing mistakes

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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.

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

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Using a gravelometer test, under SAE J400 standards, creates a fair comparison between different topcoats supplied by different finishers.

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CARC is a matte military version of the polyurethane paints developed and used on commercial products, primarily vehicles

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As good as the idea of adding a third layer to a two-coat top coat sounds, there are actually several issues to consider.

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Robotic welding evolved into a mainstay in manufacturing. Benefits range from increased production to quality and helping us to transition to Industry 4.0.

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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.

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

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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.