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A Feel for Quality

Posted By Promess | April 24th, 2018
While most industries rely on precision components, there are few where the need is as critical as in medical device manufacturing. Whether it’s a tool that ends up in the hands of a surgeon or a device used every day by a patient, the consequences of a poorly manufactured...

How to Assemble to a Function Ball Joint Assembly

Posted By Promess | April 2nd, 2018
“Quality” has been the holy grail of manufacturing for more than 40 years. It’s a worthy goal. High quality leads to satisfied customers, higher productivity and, if done right, lower costs and higher profits. But, if it’s not done right quality can come at a very...

How To Assemble to a Function

Posted By Promess | February 27th, 2018
Have you ever purchased a brand new set of pliers and upon opening the package found them so stiff that you felt like you needed the ‘jaws of life’ just to pry them open? Or had them flop open because the rivet joining the two halves was so loose that it felt like they...

Save Big Dollars when Buying Capital Equipment

Posted By Promess | February 14th, 2018
A difficult challenge even under the best of circumstances! But given today’s increased cost of materials and components, and ever-shrinking Cap X budgets, the ability to generate an acceptable level of savings has become more difficult than ever. This is especially true...

Controlling Control Arm Assembly

Posted By Promess | January 2nd, 2018
By: Jim Camillo Senior Editor camilloj@bnpmedia.com Assembly Magazine Assembling control arms for one of America’s most popular car manufacturers is a challenge at many levels for ZF at its Lapeer, MI, plant. The assembly process includes precision machining a cast aluminum...

Software Powers Productivity for Automotive Presses

Posted By Promess | December 3rd, 2017
Manufacturing Engineering: How can software help manufacturers improve overall productivity? Andy Joseph, Director, Software Development at Promess: Software can make a huge impact in productivity whenever workers can multitask. For example, I remember a day when personal...

The Challenge of Implantable Medical Device Batteries

Posted By Promess | November 1st, 2017
If the battery in your flashlight or cell phone fails, it’s an inconvenience. But, if the battery in your surgically implanted medical device (IMD) fails, it’s a medical emergency. Needless to say, batteries for the latter are very special and put together with extreme...

Working to be Lean, Green and Energy Wise

Posted By Promess | October 11th, 2017
Lean manufacturing is a concept that engineers often tend to over-think in design and over-complicate in execution. When it comes to assembly operations this often results in engineers stripping equipment back to the bare bones, which is almost always a huge mistake. Lean...

Smart Processes for Upstream Assembly

Posted By Promess | August 30th, 2017
The trend toward consolidating suppliers and buying modules or assemblies rather than parts is well-established and accelerating across a broad range of industries. It started in aerospace, where typically up to 70% of each aircraft produced today...

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