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Tips for Hiring Manufacturing Workers

The labor shortage is one of the most significant problems that the industrial market faces today. Manufacturers are making every effort to attract and hire top talent. However, the nature of manufacturing jobs has also changed. These positions were once considered low-skilled and low-paying but not anymore. With the manufacturing industry increasingly incorporating high-tech processes and equipment, the need to find the right candidates for the job has become a challenge. The following are three helpful tips for hiring manufacturing workers to meet today’s needs. Challenge Perceptions Although the manufacturing industry is continuing to evolve, we still live in a world...

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Welding Safety Hazards and Precautions

At Bopp-Busch, we take care to ensure that the welding services we provide our customers meet their exact specifications. We also take extra care to ensure the safety of our welders. We are aware that the welding process poses several safety hazards, not only for those undertaking the task but also for those in the vicinity. Therefore, it’s crucial to follow safety rules and precautionary measures strictly. The following are the welding safety hazards and precautions every welding professional should consider. Exposure to UV and IR Radiation Exposure to UV light and IR radiation during the welding process can lead...

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Why choose stamping in the manufacturing of precision parts?

As the world advances through technology, the demand for precision in manufacturing parts is increasing as well. Whether it’s electronic components or automotive parts, accuracy is essential. Innovation in technology is creating a demand for compact and complex products, which in turn gives rise to high-precision parts. When talking about precision in manufactured components, stamping is one of the processes manufacturers are using today to meet those demands. In addition to precision parts, the following are other benefits of stamping: Cost-effective technique Cost reduction is one of the primary concerns in all levels of the manufacturing process. Because stamping can...

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Advantages of Outsourcing Industrial General Assembly

Outsourcing industrial general assembly has become a common practice for many OEM companies in the modern manufacturing world. The practice does yield many positive results for the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the manufacturing process. The question is if you should consider doing the same. The following are some of the advantages of outsourcing industrial general assembly to help you decide. Cost-Effectiveness Reduced overhead cost is perhaps the most significant advantage of outsourcing general assembly. This is particularly beneficial for mass production. More often than not, outsourcing costs only a fraction of in-house production. Outsourcing general assembly cuts down operating...

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The difference between hot metal and cold metal stamping

The metal stamping process includes cold metal and hot metal stamping, each presenting different features. It is essential to understand the difference between hot metal and cold metal stamping processes before you decide which operation you need for your part. The metal stamping process First of all, let’s take an overall look at the metal stamping process. With metal stamping, the sheet metal is transformed into different shapes using dies and stamping presses. It is commonly used by industries that need to produce a high volume of identical metal components as it is a low-cost and high-speed manufacturing process. The...

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Trends in the welding industry

Technology and digitalization are revolutionizing the industries of the world. Innovation is finding its way into the manufacturing, fabrication, paint, and welding industries. The welding industry is evolving rapidly as technology advances. New technological breakthroughs are providing innovative solutions for the industry. The areas technical solutions are addressing in the welding industry are lost productivity and downtime. These two factors are the are significant concerns because of the effect on cost, quality, and productivity. The following are the top technologies that are transforming the industry today. Robotic Welding The American Welding Society has declared that by 2020, the labor shortage...

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The benefits of outsource stamping

As OEMs face the challenges of rising prices and increased competition from overseas many have found outsourcing a cost-effective solution. This is especially true when it comes to stamping parts. This article covers many of the benefits of outsourcing and several factors to consider when choosing a stamping supplier. The benefits Outsourcing your stamping lets you maintain control over volume to meet changes in demand and deliver. It allows you to outsource services that are not part of your central processes. You are able to take advantage of having stamping experts handle that part of the process to assure quality....

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The ramifications of poor parts welding

Producing high-quality parts, sustaining higher productivity levels, and finding ways to minimize the operational costs are all crucial aspects of running a profitable welding operation long term. Flawed or missed welds can risk accomplishing these goals and future success. If you are a quality welding supplier, your goal is to produce top products for customers. You also want to achieve this while maintaining operational margins and productivity levels. A poor weld can have an adverse effect on the part, as well as the welding operations. The part could be damaged or unusable, causing you and your customer suffer the consequences....

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The metal stamping process

What is Metal Stamping? This article will touch on several topics of the metal stamping process. The cold forming process of shaping a metal sheet into various shapes using a die and stamping press is known as metal stamping. A portion of a metal sheets subjected to a stamping press, which has a die installed within to give the metal the required shape. Comprehending Metal Stamping Pressing or compound metal stamping is a high speed and low cost manufacturing process capable of generating identical metal components in large production volumes. It is viable for both long and short production runs....

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Choosing the right supplier

As an OEM or Tier 1 supplier, you know that part production is a considerable cost in your manufacturing process. Finding a cost-effective, dependable, and quality-focused Tier 2 supplier to manufacture metal parts is critical to your success and profitability. You need a specialized and skilled supplier that is a partner to help by providing solutions, not merely following a print. This supplier needs to understand the design of your part and have the knowledge to offer options to improve its functionality. To save cost on your parts manufacturing services, seek a Tier 2 supplier that has a track record...

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