The article offers information on three-dimensional (3D) printing and its disruptive impact on supply chains. Topics discussed include the ease in the process of design, prototyping, and manufacturing due to 3D printing; the reduction in logistics and production costs with 3D printing; and the impact that it can have on warehousing practices of companies.
CARBON manufacturing, PROTOTYPES, MECHANICAL behavior of materials, and SURFACE finishing
The article reports that custom plastic-injection molder Diversified Plastics Inc. has joined the Carbon Production Network (CPN), which enables the company to offer prototyping and end-use part digital manufacturing to its customers. Topics discussed include the views of Kevin Hogan, chief executive officer (CEO) of Diversified Plastics, on it; the Digital Light Synthesis technology from Carbon, which fuses light and oxygen; and the mechanical properties and surface finish of its materials.
BUSINESS expansion, PACKAGING design, PROTOTYPES, NEW product development, and PACKAGING
The article reports that JKG Group has expanded its Product Packaging Services in Florida . It mentions that packaging services include design, prototyping and finishing of health and personal care products. It also dmentions that refreshed packaging and new designs are vital to introduce new products.
BUSINESS expansion, INDUSTRIAL designers, PROTOTYPES, and CUSTOMER services
The article reports on the capacity expansion of prototyping department of the first aid, home healthcare and emergency medical supply (EMS) products manufacturer Fieldtex Products Inc. by hiring an industrial designer in Rochester, New York. The topics discussed include the rise in requests received by the company for prototypes from January to September 2015, the responsibilities of the newly hired industrial engineer, and the quality of services provided by the firm to clients.
MACHINERY periodicals, PROTOTYPES, MACHINE shops, QUALITY standards, and MACHINERY industry
The article informs that Modern Machine Shop Magazine has published its "Top Shops" issue, that highlights best practices of performing machine shops of the U.S. machining industry. It informs the issue offers suggestion for choosing a prototyping machine shop and guidelines quality standard of precision. The issue also offers tips on optimizing performance.
PROTOTYPES, PRIVATE companies, EMPLOYEE ownership, INFORMATION technology, and GRATITUDE
The article presents the views of Dirk Maroske, president of precision machined parts manufacturer Aztalan Engineering, regarding his first year as president of the company. He mentions projects completed by the company in 2014 which include implementing a prototyping cell, transitioning the organization from a privately owned company to a fully employee owned company, and adding information technology functions. Also he presents his gratitude to his employees and partners.