What’s in the Secret Sauce for U.S. Manufacturing?: Century Old Company Stays Competitive by Designing for ManufacturabilityApril 28, 2010 12:15 pm | by ATW Companies | Articles | Comments
For more than a century, the ATW Companies have been world-class suppliers of precision tubing and fabricated metal components. This article explores the ways in which the company has maintained high standards of manufacturability in the modern market.
To make the end of the month a bit easier, it pays to understand how trade terms work, how they can be used to even out cash flow, and what you can do to gain access to trade terms, or similar tools. The following provides the basics of trade terms along with tips on how to put them to work for your business.
ControlPanelGRC, as second-generation software, has not only helped Abiomed automate its governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) efforts; it is also helping them streamline their business processes overall, which has been an unexpected but welcome additional benefit.
Ever since the Venice Arsenal started mass producing ships in what some refer to as the world’s first factory back in the 13th century, manufacturers have been driven by the need for speed. Manufacturing speed, that is.
The role of electronics in medical devices has evolved tremendously over the last several decades and continues to integrate into more products as the industry moves forward.
Last month, I had a fantastic opportunity to visit Singapore to see several medical device suppliers and outsourcing service providers. It was a country I knew very little about and had simply grouped in with the rest of Asia as a low labor...
This low pressure gas plasma system is designed for deposition of a lubricious, low coefficient of friction coating on bulk medical components.
Silicone elastomers inherently have a high degree of surface tack and a tendency for blocking, which may cause problems in applications in which they come in contact with each other or other surfaces.
In order to provide a wide variety of motion control solutions, the Super-K Model Kinechek is being offered with a long 4 or 6 in. stroke unit within a short overall length. These leak proof Kinechek models can handle loads of up to 1,200 lbs.
The Series T47A2, a mercury-free LCD miniature hour meter, has been introduced to replace the mercury hour meter. With an operating power of 6-24 VDC, this meter features a 5-digit, 4.25 mm LCD display. There is internal memory, maintained by the battery when not in use.
Eight SMT packaged PLLs with integrated RF voltage controlled oscillators (VCO) are ideal for test equipment applications from 660 MHz to 5.1 GHz.
Providing medical design engineers with a cost-effective alternative to ultrasonic sensors, the OCB350 fluid sensor features automatic calibration circuitry, and is available with multiple output states, including "fluid present," "no fluid present," and "no tube present.
Ultrasonic welding uses high-frequency ultrasonic acoustic vibrations to create solid-state welds, and does not introduce contaminants into the weld, meaning that the machines can be specified for use in cleanrooms.
The Specialist systems include the SmartScope Specialist 300 multisensor dimensional measurement system and the Focus Specialist 16 in. Horizontal Contour Projector.