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Top Factors in Selecting a Stamping Supplier

Choosing which supplier to work with is a critical decision for any OEM, and metal stamping is no different. The question is, what to look for during the review process? Of course, many factors build a quality relationship with a stamping supplier, and the following are a few of the essential ones: (more…)

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The Advantages of Outsourcing Part Manufacturing

For a long time, OEMs have faced the decision to fabricate its own parts or contract with a supplier. Previously, OEMs found it beneficial to keep a closed-loop manufacturing process. However, with the rise in competition and costs, most OEMs use outsourcing as a cost-effective option. The following are several of the main advantages that outsourcing offers. (more…)

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The Importance of Customer Service for Suppliers

The relationship between OEMs and their suppliers have evolved. While meeting deadlines and supplying quality parts or equipment at fair prices are essential, there are other factors to consider. By determining if you can enhance the customer experience as a supplier by implementing the following practices you build loyalty, reputation, and referrals. Value-added OEMs that are purchasing items from machinery, assemblies, or parts expect more from its suppliers. These value-added features could include covered maintenance on machinery, discounted prototyping, or volume discounts. When you evaluate your processes to see if you can provide additional value on your service you’ll find...

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Flexible Manufacturing Builds Efficiency

First introduced in the 1970s, flexible manufacturing was developed as a way to adapt to changes or issues in the production process. Flexible manufacturing systems continue to increase the efficiency of the production process. It achieves this improvement through machine and routing flexibility. (more…)

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Understanding the Types of Manufacturing

While technology and innovation have raised the bar in the general manufacturing industry, some of the most skilled and experienced engineers often aren’t aware of the types of manufacturing environment that exists. Generally, the following five types of manufacturing processes are the most common: (more…)

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The Benefits of E-Coating

The E-coating process offers many advantages. First, let’s explain what E-coating is and what it isn’t. E-coating is a process that deposits electro-deposition coating, electro-painting, or electrophoretic lacquering on the surface of a metal. Often associated with Electro-plating, E-coating is inherently different. The process of Electro-plating applies a metal to a metal, while E-coating is applying paint or lacquer. Powder Coating is another process that is sometimes confused with E-coating. E-coating is a “wet” process, while the Powder Coating process applies a dry powder of a combination of epoxy resins and curing agents. A spray gun is used to electrostatically...

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Operating Safely During the COVID-19 Crisis

As we begin to bring back normal operations, all manufacturers will need to have procedures in places for employee safety, including Bopp-Busch. First of all, you will need to determine your employees’ classification. This specification will determine the guidelines you need to have in place. For example, Bopp-Busch’ workers are classified as lower-exposure-risk. Workers in this category have minimal occupational contact with the public and other coworkers. If you fall into the same category, the procedures Bopp-Busch will implement may help you to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and lower the impact in its workplace: (more…)

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The Importance of a Local Supplier

OEMs source parts and material from suppliers across the globe. However, there are many advantages to using a trusted local supplier for critical parts. The following are some factors to consider when choosing between a local and another supplier. More control over your parts Local suppliers allow you to visit their facility to review their processes and operations. These onsite tours mean you can discuss any concerns to ensure all products meet specifications. This advantage also reduces the chance of miscommunication when speaking with representatives not involved in the actual manufacturing. Lower supply chain costs Over $1 billion every year...

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Keys to Choosing a Top Metal Stamping Supplier

Stamping is a leading choice of manufacturers who work with precision components. Metal stamping allows you to produce highly customized, premium-quality precision parts with maximum reliability and minimum costs. The following are factors to consider when choosing a top metal stamping provider. Expertise A metal stamping supplier with extensive experience in designing and building precision metal stamping dies is a must. They will know how to achieve the highest quality and make the production process as efficient as possible. Additionally, their experience will allow them to handle unexpected stamping issues expertly. Tools and Processes The correct metal stamping supplier will...

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3 Latest Trends in the Tool and Die Industry

Most people outside of the manufacturing world aren’t aware of the importance of the tool and die industry. The reason for this fact is because it mainly operates as a part of the entire manufacturing process. However, trends in tool and die practices are shaping the future of the industrial world. For example, the invention of more durable, innovative tool and die options are making manufacturing more affordable. Furthermore, new processes are opening doors to a diverse manufacturing world where accurate molding and machining processes allow the production of new items. The following are just three trends in the tool...

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