Reliability Insurance – Alpha®’s Material Set Combinations

Reliability Insurance – Alpha®’s Material Set Combinations

Save time, increase efficiency and eliminate guesswork with Alpha’s Material Set Combinations Sometimes when combining certain electronic assembly products together, such as those used to assemble printed circuit boards, the performance results may be inconsistent. How can you be sure your combinations will be highly reliable? Alpha has taken steps to reduce your risk and…

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Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines 1-26-2017

Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines  1-26-2017

Some of the most recent headlines and stories about the rapidly changing world of manufacturing. “The Atlantic” reports on how manufacturing might help the Rust Belt economy; “Manufacturing.NET” reports on Toyota’s $600 million dollar expansion; “USA Today” brings response from the tech world if a border tax is initiated; “Sputnik” News provides an update on the TPP; and…

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Manufacturing’s Makers and Shakers, Juli Fortune – Edsyn

Manufacturing’s Makers and Shakers, Juli Fortune – Edsyn

The Edsyn logo displays a hummingbird within the design and if you knew Juli Fortune’s father–Bill Fortune, a lifelong innovator (SOLDAPULLT®) and the founder of Edsyn–you’d quickly understand the connection. As a maker of high-quality soldering, desoldering, rework and fume extraction tools, like the hummingbird–the Edsyn company adapts to the task and even though small in…

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Made in America – Part 3 – Advanced Skills Wanted

Made in America – Part 3 – Advanced Skills Wanted

There’s no doubt that the Fourth Industrial Revolution will bring about abundant change to the manufacturing industry and require a much more highly-trained workforce. With the blending of—cyber-physical systems, the Internet of Things, big data and cloud computing, robotics, artificial-intelligence based systems and 3D printing—things will never be the same again, as each of these advances…

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Part 2 – Made in America – Reshoring is real. Or is it?

Part 2 – Made in America – Reshoring is real. Or is it?

Part 2 of a special Hisco blog series, Made in America, covering some of the challenges and changes facing manufacturers. American manufacturing appears to be taking a turn and recovering from the decisions made by many businesses to take some of their operations offshore for varied reasons, mainly as a cost savings. The migration had…

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Part 1 – Made in America – Labeling (it’s complicated)

Part 1 – Made in America – Labeling (it’s complicated)

In the next few months Hisco will present a three-part series, “Made in America,” examining some of the most important shifts and emerging trends in modern manufacturing. In Part 1 – Made in America – Labeling (it’s complicated) we’ll take a closer look at what it takes to label your product “Made in America.” In…

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Manufacturing’s Makers and Shakers, Mike Jones-Microcare

Manufacturing’s Makers and Shakers, Mike Jones-Microcare

Co-writer Mike Jones – He started his working career as a “yard bird” smearing wet cement into concrete blocks to smooth their surfaces. Now, as MicroCare Corporation’s vice president of international sales, Mike Jones spends his days traveling, writing and communicating the cost-saving benefits of MicroCare’s critical cleaning products with customers around the world. Kismet…

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Manufacturing’s Makers and Shakers, Richard May – O. C. White

Manufacturing’s Makers and Shakers, Richard May – O. C. White

Richard L. May, president of O. C. White, began working at the company at around the age of ten-years-old sweeping floors for 25 cents per hour. He eventually became owner of the company (founded by O. C. White in the early 1800s), which his father, a lighting sales representative bought from the O. C. White…

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