A recent report released by Credence Research suggests that the US plastic welding equipment industry is undergoing a period of explosive growth. This industry was valued at $595.3 million in 2015, and the latest report includes a forecast of nearly $840 million by 2023—a growth rate that should raise eyebrows around the country, at the very least.
Rapid bedside diagnosis using a stethoscope has played an integral role in the healthcare field for decades. As technology caught up with the industry, quicker methods of diagnosing patients were introduced, although not perfected. Enter the world of handheld ultrasound (HHUS) imaging systems, which when paired with stethoscopes bring a new dynamism to expedited hospital care.
Infrared (IR) welding has been utilized in manufacturing for around thirty years, becoming a mainstay in the assembly of larger materials and materials that may have high hermetic or strength requisites. In a traditional infrared welding process, parts are held in pairs near an infrared platen that melt adjoining surfaces. Once the temperature is sufficient, the platen is removed, and both parts are pressed together, remolding under pressure.
When it comes to automation projects, staying on task and on budget are of high importance. Finding ways to manage costs and to stay in check with project estimates means employing logistical strategies to help everyone on the team succeed in completing overall tasks.
We have come a long way since the very first days of the original assembly line and the Ford Model T; however, many of the same principles are still in play when it comes to modern manufacturing. But what is the major difference that separates modern manufacturing from that of 100 years ago? Pull principles. Continue reading “Modern Manufacturing: What to Know”