Goodbye summer, hello fall! While we enjoy all the apple and pumpkin spice goods our hearts desire, we must be prepared for the unpredictable weather. The fluctuating temperatures make it impossible to pull the plug on the air conditioning, or to hold out on the heat for a few more weeks. Fact is, as much as we want to save a pretty penny, office temperature has a direct affect on productivity.Read More
Concrete curing sounds like a simple process, just combine the cement with water and wait for it to dry, right? Wrong! To maximize the strength of the concrete, you’re going to have to control the moisture and temperature, so plan ahead of time.Read More
Years before an aircraft or spacecraft takes flight it undergoes stringent testing to ensure safety and reliability. To achieve total confidence, the aerospace industry and the military relies on multiple monitoring applications to detect vulnerabilities within the system that could lead to catastrophic failure.Read More
Whether you are shopping at a store or online, more than likely the goods you’re buying arrived at their final destination through a system of cargo ships and freightliners. Everything from food and clothes, to art and vehicles are shipped every day from one side of the world to the other. While some products can withstand the long haul without being damaged, there are many shipments that require constant monitoring to guarantee products get from Point A to...Read More
Barbeques, fireworks and parades all make up the quintessential American tradition. On the Fourth of July, patriotism runs deep as we celebrate the United States’ independence from Great Britain and all the things that shape our great nation. With the holiday approaching, we reflect on our many freedoms and recognize the millions of Americans that work hard every day to produce products that are proudly labeled Made in the USA.Read More
Although the names may sound similar, Muda, Mura and Muri are three very different, but equally important factors in maintaining a safe and efficient manufacturing facility. When analyzed together, the 3M's can be considered the three enemies of an efficient work place.
Muda can be simply defined as uselessness, or, more simply, waste. As if three M's wasn’t enough, Muda can be broken down into eight different types.
- Defects – Time and effort spend...
Modern manufacturing wouldn’t be possible without manufacturing engineers. While production workers have a strong understanding of the equipment they use on a daily basis, the manufacturing engineers must have a complete, top to bottom understanding of every piece of equipment in a facility, and how all of the parts work together to create one cohesive unit. In many ways, manufacturing engineers are the hub that holds a modern production facility together...Read More