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Covering the E-Coating Process

As part of our commitment to be a valued partner supplier to our customers, Bopp Busch offers e-coating services. E-coating gives parts with a greater corrosion resistance and a more uniform coat. In this article, we discuss e-coat steps to provide a better understanding of the process. Step One: Clean & Pre-Treat First and foremost, the parts need to be thoroughly cleaned before beginning the e-coating process. This step is necessary to remove any oil, grease or other contaminants from the part to be e-coated. The pre-treatment stage assures proper adhesion of the e-coating. Step Two: E-coat Bath With cleansing...

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The Traits of a Partner Supplier

The Traits of a Partner Supplier

When an OEM is sourcing a metal stamping supplier, recognizing the quality vendor's traits is critical. The following are several that can help you find that type of company. Being a Partner Not just a Supplier The difference between a supplier and a partner is the way the relationship is approached. A supplier meets all the requirements for the project, but a partner offers more. The "more" could be other services or the ability to meet tight deadlines. As a partner, the supplier is working to provide the best service to help the OEM succeed. Can-Do Attitude As the maxim...

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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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