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3 Ways to Improve Industry 4.0 OEE

Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) has been a leading manufacturing performance metric for decades. As Industry 4.0 has taken off, manufacturers now have a range of new tools and techniques that can improve their OEE scores.

Why You Should Skip Free DNC Software

The benefits of DNC software when it comes to managing your CNC programs, machine parameters, and offsets are well known. As a result, many businesses look to offer some form of DNC software or their own, ranging from thousands of dollars to absolutely free.

Case Study: Keselowski Advanced Manufacturing (KAM)

Laser Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) is central to its production of metal additive manufacturing (AM) parts. In this process, lasers melt and weld layers of metallic powder resulting in parts that are durable and can be polished.

The Modern Data Estate: Data Lake vs. Data Warehouse

Data comes at us fast and in many forms. These different forms can include structured, semi-structured, and unstructured data and many people do not realize that a data warehouse and a data lake handle the data differently.

Increase Security and Control Costs During Network Upgrades

While COVID-19 may have many legacies, one of them will definitely be an explosion in the amount of network capacity required. Most enterprises are experiencing the need for increased network capacity.

Metal Laser Engraver Portability Benefits for Manufacturing

A Metal Laser Engraver is an essential tool for Automotive Industry and anywhere manufacturing requires Permanent Marking for compliance or enduring harsh processes on Metals. Portable Laser Engraver Marker benefits Manufacturing.

Why Binder Jetting?

Besides being fast and capable of manufacturing complex shapes, binder jetting systems are also incredibly accurate.

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The Smart Move to More Efficient and Safer Maintenance Operations

With many maintenance operations still planned and performed manually, often by experienced operators performing sometimes basic yet time-consuming tasks, it is easy to see how manufacturers are sometimes swimming against the tide when it comes to achieving efficiency goals.

Manufacturing Management Must-Haves for Hybrid Teams

By addressing some of the most prominent pitfalls, leaders can adopt this growing workplace trend without compromise. Here are three critical challenges to a remote work transition and steps every manufacturing leader can take to mitigate those difficulties today.

Keys to Biocompatible and Hypoallergenic Manufacturing

The materials approved for use in biomedical implants are limited, but as new alloys and polymers emerge, the chances are high that many of them will prove to be biocompatible as well. These will help to shape the future of biomedical manufacturing as a whole.

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Achieving the golden batch

The golden batch is a phrase often used to describe the perfect production batch, against which all others are benchmarked. It is of optimum quality, produced efficiently, cost-effective and produces minimal wastage. With efficiency and productivity front of mind for most manufacturers currently, how can industry get closer to achieving golden batches? Here, George Walker, managing director of industrial data expert Novotek UK and Ireland, explains how operations management systems can help.

NORD's New Line of Small CLINCHERTM Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's redesigned line of small CLINCHER parallel gear units showcase increased power and torque capacity for a variety of applications. These re-engineered versions will be replacing the existing SK0182NB, 0282NB, and 1382NB units. They are lightweight, have improved heat dissipation, are more cost-effective, and are available with NORD nsd tupHTM sealed surface conversion for wash-down and extreme environments.

A Las Vegas Showstopper! See a Fully Functional Integrated Packaging Line at PACK EXPO 2021

Matrix, Quest and Wexxar Bel join forces to create an integrated packaging line in booths C-2829 and C-2825 that demonstrates what the ProMach family of brands can do for you.

UltraFlex performing fast induction brazing for copper and steel fittings at 1500°F (815°C)

At power output of 7.5 kW, the target brazing temperature of 1500°F (815°C) had been reached, for each of the assemblies, within a fraction of the time needed when torch brazing is used.

NORD's New Line of Small CLINCHER™ Parallel Shaft Gear Units Provide More Power, Flexibility, and Reliability

NORD's redesigned line of small CLINCHER parallel gear units showcase increased power and torque capacity for a variety of applications. These re-engineered versions will be replacing the existing SK0182NB, 0282NB, and 1382NB units. They are lightweight, have improved heat dissipation, are more cost-effective, and are available with NORD nsd tupHTM sealed surface conversion for wash-down and extreme environments.

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Crean Smart Factory Optimization - CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION ANALYSIS

Crean Smart Factory Optimization - CAPACITY OPTIMIZATION ANALYSIS

We model and analyze your current production operation by taking a System Wide approach. This will help you get to your true capacity and give you full Visibility, Insight and Control. Our program will be specially customized to your needs. We review your goals and critical drivers, look at your organization, identify your pain points and illuminate new financial opportunities. Our methodology has its roots in LEAN, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints but is augmented with internally developed methods specifically designed for High Mix production environments. We will optimize your resources to deliver maximum capacity. Our analysis will also take into account future growth planning.

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Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.

Dynatect Manufacturing, Inc.

Dynatect designs and manufactures a complete line of components to protect equipment and people. Products can be manufactured from metals, elastomer-covered fabric, nylon, rubber, polyurethane and PVC. Our range of products includes protective covers, cable and hose carriers, elastomer components and mechanical motion control. With tens of thousands of worldwide clients, and a library of more than 500,000 customized products, Dynatect has the broadest product offering to solve applications.