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Watch: How Domestic Manufacturers Will Be Affected by Biden’s Executive Order

A discussion about the implications of President Biden’s executive order on the review of critical supply chains with two experts from Kroll Inc.: Daniel Hartnett, associate managing director with the Compliance Risk and Diligence Practice, and Stacy Scott, managing director in the Cyber Risk Practice. The actual outcome of the Biden executive order will depend… Continue reading Watch: How Domestic Manufacturers Will Be Affected by Biden’s Executive Order

7 Common Plastic Injection Mold Tooling Development, Approval, & Maintenance Pitfalls [Podcast]

Tooling is a large investment for any manufacturer, so what do we need to be wary of..? Andy Bartlett, an experienced British product designer who has 25 years of experience in product design, development, and working with manufacturers in China, returns to join us again on the podcast for a lively discussion about the kinds… Continue reading 7 Common Plastic Injection Mold Tooling Development, Approval, & Maintenance Pitfalls [Podcast]

An OEM’s Guide to Modernizing Operations

Modernization has become more than just a buzzword in manufacturing; it’s a survival tool for established original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the era of born-in-the-cloud competition. Innovative technology — including the industrial internet of things, artificial intelligence and cyber-physical systems — accelerates manufacturing, enables hyper-demand economics, and reduces the impact of inefficiencies from the manufacturing… Continue reading An OEM’s Guide to Modernizing Operations

Here’s How The Biden Administration Can Revive U.S. Manufacturing

Politicians of every stripe can rest assured that no one will disagree with the idea of bringing back U.S. manufacturing. So it’s no surprise the Biden Administration has already introduced a revitalized Buy American campaign and a “foreign policy for the middle class,” fueled by “massive investments in [domestic] technology and infrastructure.” That’s music to… Continue reading Here’s How The Biden Administration Can Revive U.S. Manufacturing

Automakers Seek Biden’s Help To Ease Semiconductor Shortage

The auto industry, through its primary lobbying group, has asked for the Biden administration’s help to mitigate a microchip shortage that has already forced extended plant closings and could reduce vehicle production by more than 1 million units this year.   The Alliance for Auto Innovation wants the U.S. Commerce Department to direct some of… Continue reading Automakers Seek Biden’s Help To Ease Semiconductor Shortage

U.S. Manufacturing Surges Most Since 1983

U.S. manufacturing expanded in March at the fastest pace since 1983, catapulted by the firmest orders and production readings in 17 years. The data add to evidence of an economy poised to accelerate. A gauge of factory activity jumped to 64.7 from 60.8 a month earlier, according to Institute for Supply Management data released Thursday.… Continue reading U.S. Manufacturing Surges Most Since 1983

List of 12 Plastic injection mold fabrication companies in China

High-pressure plastic injection molding is one of the most common fabrication processes. Tens of thousands of factories in Ningbo, Shenzhen, and in many other places have at least a few presses running near-continuously. If you develop your own product and it includes some custom plastic parts, you will probably need to invest in a mold.… Continue reading List of 12 Plastic injection mold fabrication companies in China

Global Manufacturing Picked Up in March—in Some Cases at Record Levels

There were definite signs of improvement in global manufacturing in March as demand grew and new orders increased. However, the global pandemic was still leaving its mark around the globe in limiting expansion, and supply chain woes such as the bottleneck aftermath of the Suez Canal crisis put a damper on expectations. United States March…… Continue reading Global Manufacturing Picked Up in March—in Some Cases at Record Levels

Why Pilot Runs Are So Important [Podcast]

Pilot runs aren’t just a ‘good idea,’ they’re a must when manufacturing new products as you are about to find out… Renaud and Adrian from the team explore an important part of the new product launch process: pilot runs. In this episode, they’ll be exploring the following questions: What is a pilot run, why is… Continue reading Why Pilot Runs Are So Important [Podcast]

150-percent Bills of Material Are Hurting Your Business

Lean 150-percent Bills of Material Are Hurting Your Business Throwing every option into a master BOM, followed by turning elements on and off is not lean, efficient, or effective Published: Monday, April 5, 2021 – 12:03 During the last several decades, the ability to manufacture customized products for customers has become increasingly attractive to a… Continue reading 150-percent Bills of Material Are Hurting Your Business