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APQP is a structured approach to product and process design, helping organizations minimize errors, reduce costs, and improve customer satisfaction.
This infographic explores Cladding and Hardfacing, providing a better understanding of these important processes.
Optimizing your production process is challenging as a manufacturer because of so many moving parts. Kitting helps streamline—saving time and money!
One of the critical components of the manufacturing process is Custom Fixturing, and fixtures are essential tools that hold and position parts and components during manufacturing.
Let's explore the world of UHSS, exploring its properties, manufacturing processes, challenges, and applications in the automotive, construction, and aerospace industries.
Many engineers use High-Strength Steel in applications needing high strength and durability, but it also presents several challenges for metal fabricators.
Fiber laser cutting and CO2 laser cutting are the two primary methods. Here are their development, their different cutting methods, and where they're used.
Steel fabrication has been an essential and critical industry for centuries, from ancient swords to modern skyscrapers. Here's a comprehensive look at steel.
Laser cutting is a manufacturing process that is computer-controlled and produces extremely high-resolution cuts on metal, plastic, or other materials.
Putting a new process into place can be risky. FMEA helps identify potential risks early on and takes corrective action before they become costly issues.
High-Strength steel is a challenge for metal fabricators because traditional methods cannot process most high-strength steel.
Kitting is one term that may not be as well-known outside of manufacturers, but plays an important role in production.
Franklin's famous quote, "if you fail to plan, you are planning to fail," especially plays true for manufacturing. It's almost like he knew about FMEA and APQP!
GD&T is a set of standardized rules & symbols helping engineers with features, tolerances, and notes. However, not all organizations follow it. Why?
Communication between engineers is difficult, solved by GD&T: a language helping engineers communicate how to build parts accurately and efficiently.
A poorly designed fixturing system can severely hinder a manufacturing production process. A well-planned custom fixturing system can make or break it.
Collaborative engineering is a method where teams of engineers and designers create products by combining the best of traditional engineering and manufacturing.
Cutting sheet metal with a laser is an efficient and accurate process, saving time and material. The resulting laser oxide scale cost may lead to problems.
Industry 4.0 is finally taking off. There are several advantages in this version of the Industrial Revolution for companies willing to take that step.
A QA system designs and manufactures products. QC verifies the products are safe. Both systems are vital for great QMS.
However, each play their own part.
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