• Linear Mold & Engineering
  • Acieta LLC
  • Zodiac Aerospace
  • Boeing
  • EVS Metals
  • Endustra Filter Manufacturers
  • Hitchiner Manufacturing Co. Inc.
  • Hendrickson
  • GF AgieCharmilles

Featured Content

Profiles

Vision Engineering Solutions

Experience means more than just witnessing something happen – it also involves interpreting the information and learning how to apply that information to the future. That’s why Vision Engineering...
Read More...

Vantage Plastics

Being a vertically integrated thermoformer enables Vantage Plastics to create innovative products for its customers. “We do not depend on off-site suppliers’ timelines to supply our needs in extruded...
Read More...

UEC Electronics

When it was founded in 1995 as an entrepreneurial start-up, UEC Electronics focused on providing engineering and electronic manufacturing solutions for a diverse set of customers and industries. Today,...
Read More...

TSC Corp.

Flexibility has been key for TSC Corp. as it serves its clients, Vice President Charles Smith says. “We are truly a solutions-driven company,” he says, noting that it specializes in offering custom...
Read More...

Thermwood Corp.

From its beginnings, Thermwood Corp. has incorporated a high level of technology in its business. The company was established in 1969 as a plastic molder of wood-grained parts.  During the last 40-plus...
Read More...

The Plastic Forming Co. Inc.

Secure transportation of delicate instruments is always a challenge, and one of the best ways to do that is with a dedicated double-wall, blow-molded carrying case with either a foam insert or an integral...
Read More...

Taper Roller Bearings Inc.

Tapered roller bearings are used in a wide variety of equipment, including automobiles, printing presses, military vehicles, food pumps, and even in equipment to hydraulically fracture oil and natural...
Read More...

Systemes LMP

In 1987, the United Nations ratified the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer as an effort to reduce the production and use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons...
Read More...

Star International Holdings Inc.

After more than 90 years, Star International Holdings Inc. stands as a leader in its industry, President Brian Kearins says. “We are known for our technology, innovativeness and value to our customer,”...
Read More...

Spectra Logic

Technology is always changing, and for a company specializing in data storage solutions like Colorado-based Spectra Logic, keeping up with the advances in technology can keep even a company with decades...
Read More...

Space Vector Corp.

When it’s T minus 15 minutes and counting until liftoff of a rocket from its launch pad, it isn’t easy to get to a malfunctioning piece of equipment to fix or replace it. “Getting a rocket ready...
Read More...

Space Information Laboratories (SIL)

America’s space program has been a triumph of technology for decades. For every one of the thousands of components each rocket or space station carries, one or more companies are behind their design...
Read More...

Columns

Technology

Vendors know things. They speak a special language, an information technology dialect that most small and midsize manufacturers can’t fathom, but that they respect nonetheless – perhaps because it’s...
Read More...

Supply Chain

In today’s fast-paced world of business, owners and managers are looking for ways to streamline the supply chain process, reduce costs and increase efficiency. When looking to implement the most effective...
Read More...

Space Tech

During the Space Tech Expo in Long Beach, Calif., from May 19 to 21, numerous exhibitors, visitors and delegates will attend the premier event, all looking to discover the space and satellite industry’s...
Read More...

Rapid

It has been determined that there is nearly no limit to what 3-D printing and additive manufacturing can produce, and this is great news for the manufacturing industry, which was mainly seeing negative...
Read More...

The Big East

There is no question that the manufacturing industry is a major economic driver, and it continues to fuel business throughout the Northeast and nationwide. This is why more than 12,000 business owners,...
Read More...

Washington

Whether 2015 legislative prospects regarding reform of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) are real is anyone’s guess. On the environmental front, TSCA reform is the only viable contender for serious...
Read More...

Technology

Much of the credit for the recent revival of the U.S. automotive industry has been given to the doggedness of the American workforce. The media has personified the manufacturing worker as a rugged, never-give-up...
Read More...

West

The California High Speed Rail Authority broke ground in early January on the nation’s first high-speed rail system, but additional attention also is focused on the fact that some of the world’s...
Read More...

South

It is no secret that the manufacturing industry needs skilled workers, and members of the military have always been attractive options to fill open spots in manufacturing. Atlanta-based Bradley-Morris...
Read More...

Northeast

The National Institute for Metalworking Skills’ (NIMS) administration recently expanded its apprenticeships through an $100 million competitive grant program to launch apprenticeship models in high-growth...
Read More...

Special Focus

From the Great Depression to the Great Recession and all of the economic and technology changes in-between, Stanek Tool has survived and outlasted many of its contemporaries for one main reason. “We’ve always operated as a family business – we value our employees and value building relationships with our customers and suppliers,” owner and President Mary Wehrheim says. “I think we’re respected in the industry because we’ve done what I feel are the right things.” For Wehrheim, doing the right thing includes treating employees, customers vendors and suppliers with respect. Wehrheim represents the third generation of family ownership at the company, which celebrates its 90th anniversary in 2014. Her grandfather, Edward Stanek Sr., a native of Czechoslovakia, founded the company in 1924 after leaving his home country and settling in Milwaukee.  Read more...
Car collectors know the impact coatings have had on automotive products. Nowadays, glass and silver aren’t needed to provide reflectivity in auto headlights – just a light aluminum coating on injection-molded plastic does the job and gives automakers increasing design flexibility. A similar story can be told about cutting tools, which are manufactured with tribological coatings that reduce wear and can double or triple their lifetimes. Enabling manufacturers to provide these benefits is the business of Mustang Vacuum Systems Inc. The company is a global manufacturer of industrial-scale vacuum deposition equipment, including sputtering systems, evaporation systems, optical coating units and roll-to roll-systems. The equipment it manufactures is used to apply coatings to automotive, decorative, medical and industrial tools, and thin-film solar products.  Read more...
It seems that no one desires to wait for anything these days. Fortunately, they often don’t need to. Today, a product can be ordered on Saturday morning and arrive at a doorstep on Monday. As it is in the consumer world, so it is within the business world as well. Manufacturers like LMT Onsrud that are able provide their customers with what they require and almost immediately are the ones that will win.  LMT Onsrud began in 1946 and since that time it has been committed to providing the best-quality router bits and cutting tools within the industry. Tooling lines range from wood materials to plastics and composite machining to the latest end mill lines utilized to cut aluminums and exotic metals. Its products are used in industries such as aerospace, defense and medical. Read more...
When Linear Mold & Engineering launched in 2003, the economy in its native Michigan was on shaky ground. Nevertheless, the company’s founders believed there would always be a need for manufacturers who could perform rapid tooling for the automotive industry. More than a decade later, Linear has been proven right, as it has grown to become one of the most successful providers of tooling for molds in North America. Director of New Business Development – Tooling & Manufacturing Lou Young says the company has become a leader in the industry through its dedication to upgrading its equipment and embrace of innovation as well as a solid reputation for handling customers’ requests in a timely fashion.  Read more...
CNC Engineering Inc.’s business is centered on machines, but its key element is its staff, Vice President Patrick Harrington asserts. “We’ve surrounded ourselves with very talented people,” he declares. They include its team of gifted engineers, which are among the best in the business. “We’re always on the look-out for the right type of engineer,” Harrington asserts.  Based in Enfield, Conn., CNC Engineering provides FANUC integration services for multiple industries, including aerospace, automotive, bearings, and oil and gas clients. “Aerospace is year in and year out probably our largest customer,” Harrington says. Co-owner Gary Caravella started CNC Engineering more than 30 years ago. Although his father specialized in manufacturing, “Gary studied electrical engineering,” Harrington says, noting that the younger Caravella focused on updating various machine tools. Read more...

Search

Our Blog