Lean is a method for eliminating waste in a manufacturing environment. It focuses on eliminating the 3Ms of waste: Mura, Muda and Muri. The lean manufacturing philosophy created mostly from the Toyota Production System. John Krafick, a former quality engineer in the Toyota-GM NUMMI joint venture, brought the term “lean principles” to the United States from the Japanese manufacturing industry. There are now five lean principles that are used to guide lean techniques and make the lean manufacturing environment successful...Read More....
The Micro Mark portable dot peen marker from KwikMark Inc. features a compact (3” x 5” x 6”) head size, and a generous 1.0” x 2.5” marking field to suit most industrial marking applications making it ideal for hand held applications as well as on-machine integration. Additional I/O streamlines “handshaking” with other machinery when required, and allows importing data from external files. The Micro Mark features automatic line centering to your part whether it is single or multiple lines, graphics or both with no measuring or operator input required. This is perfect for marking around parts such as shafts, pipes and more. The Micro Mark is a smart solution for permanent part marking. Proudly Made in the USA! ..Read More....
GAM’s Linear Mount Products are a unique offering of gearboxes, couplings, and motor mount kits designed to mount directly to linear actuators. GAM also designs and manufactures all adapters to integrate individual products into complete system solutions.
With this product offering and linear mount expertise, engineers come to GAM for everything between the motor and actuator.
Smart machines and robust cloud-based data systems offer manufacturers new business opportunities. Microsoft and manufacturing customers demonstrated the possibilities at the Hannover Messe trade fair.
Recently we asked you, our MADEinOHIO.us readers, to share with us your manufacturing stories. And today we are going to share Ralph Jackson’s story. He is currently the Truck Group Manager at Hamilton Caster & Manufacturing in Hamilton, Ohio.
Tesla is moving incredibly fast getting its massive battery factory built, and plans to have batteries made there as early as 2016 for its Model S and Model X cars. Showing off how much has already been built at the site, Tesla investor Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson snapped these photos on a recent…
Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute complete a study every two years which surveys the general public regarding their perception of manufacturing. This infographic displays the results of the study that was completed in late 2014. People who are familiar with manufacturing rank it much higher than those who are not. The mission of Manufacturing Day is to provide many thousands of people with an introduction to manufacturing and the tremendous career opportunities it offers...Read More....
Apprenticeship is a leader in preparing American workers to compete in a global 21st Century economy. With a network of over 150,000 employers in more than 1,000 occupations, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Registered Apprenticeship programs have already trained millions of America’s workers.
Manufacturing is on a serious comeback in the region, but opportunities for many of the expected 49,000 job openings in the next decade require technological skills. Manufacturing is the second largest private sector employer in Northeast Ohio – second only to healthcare.
New dimensional charges could raise your shipping costs up to 40 percent. Boxes that weigh only a couple of pounds are now being charged as if they weighed up to 11 pounds or more. Have you made a plan to reduce those costs?
Fortunately, we here at Packsize are here to help you. Learn more about dimensional charges and how On Demand Packaging® can reduce them by watching our latest whiteboard video.
Once you've finished watching the video, you can learn more about dimensional charges by downloading our newest white paper.
The world of hardware startups is filled with long trips and longer stays in nations with large manufacturing infrastructures. Electronics manufacturing giant Flextronics, though, wants to bring the process home with a facility just north of San Jose, reports Engadget, that will manufacture your device or even work with you to bring a …
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