Electroactive Polymers (EAP) Components – What’s Next?

Electroactive Polymers (EAP) Components – What’s Next?

For the first time, electroactive polymers (EAP) will enable manufacturers to mass produce EAP components. Wacker’s ELASTOSIL® film, like all EAPs has dielectric properties capable of responding to electrical stimulus under certain conditions. When laminated with electrodes, the silicone films act as dielectric elastomers. The layers create a flexible capacitor that can store an electric…

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Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines March 2017

Hisco’s Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines March 2017

Hisco Wins Three Awards at IPC APEX EXPO 2017 Hisco’s Tommy O’Connor Named One of Seika’s Top Performing Representatives Seika, a leading provider of advanced machinery, materials and engineering services announced its top McDry representatives for 2016 at the IPC APEX EXPO 2017. Tommy O’Connor, Vice President and Zone Manager for Hisco garnered a top spot as…

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The EPA’s Expanded and Stronger Chemical Safety Oversight Powers

Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act The Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) rolled out in June 2016 and took the place of the Toxic Substance Controls Act (TSCA) of 1976. Along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), manufacturers may need to take certain steps in relationship to the new rules. More…

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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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