Archive: Nov 2011

Where to find artisans in manufacturing

Automation is an important component of manufacturing. It allows factories to produce massive quantities quickly. The production at a lower cost than the artisan produced prior to the Industrial Revolution. The artisan is the craftsman, the skilled creator who once produced the goods for the area. Production took time, came at a price and quantities…

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Why the uptick in mergers in manufacturing?

Reuters has the story of a recent Standard & Poor’s report on the manufacturing industry: U.S. manufacturers and transportation companies we rate have engaged in a number of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) this year, despite indications of an increasingly fragile economic recovery, according to a report published by Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. The article…

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Have you considered using thermal imaging?

Preventative maintenance is all about finding the problem and fixing it before it a disaster occurs. To that end, researchers are constantly working to develop new ways to spot problems. Thermal imaging, examining the factory equipment with an infrared camera, is one such solution. The thermal imaging cameras don’t just see into the machinery, they…

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Maintaining an environment of accountability

In a manufacturing enterprise, the safety of workers has to be an omnipresent concern, from line workers to plant managers to administration. A company which is unable to guarantee the safety of its workers (within reason) is in no position to be providing its customers with quality products, and chances are if you’re careful with…

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