Is 3D Printing the Future of Manufacturing?

The main categories of the manufacturing industry have been the repetitive process, the discrete process, job shops, batch processes and continuous processes. Companies often use more than one of these processes to produce one product2. Depending on the item being produced, production time can range from weeks to months. However, with new technologies such as … Read moreIs 3D Printing the Future of Manufacturing?

To Understand The Core of Lean Management: Back To The Roots

Lean is a phenomenon, a mindset a mission statement. Many economic sectors establish the methods and procedures and are aware of the positive effects. But what is the core idea and how did it all start? For some readers of this blog, Lean Management may be new territory. Therefore today a little digression back to … Read moreTo Understand The Core of Lean Management: Back To The Roots

Toyota’s Lean Management Over Time: The Past and Present

Looking Back: How has Lean Management become what it is today? When Henry Ford introduced the development of the T-model at the beginning of the 19th century, he probably would not have thought that he laid the foundation for today’s production optimization. In order to meet the high demand, he unified the manufacturing processes at … Read moreToyota’s Lean Management Over Time: The Past and Present

Robot Colleague: With Automation in Manufacturing and Construction, A New Era is Dawning

Since the beginning of the industrial age, designers and engineers have continuously pushed to the limits of the feasible. In the past, the conversion of good ideas into marketable products often failed due to the fact that there were no production facilities either at home or abroad. The rapid progress in areas such as robotics, automation … Read moreRobot Colleague: With Automation in Manufacturing and Construction, A New Era is Dawning

10 Advantages of Plastic Injection Molding

Using injection molding or the molded parts has proven to be excellent ways to manufacture parts and products. This technology carries plastic to a heated barrel. Plastic is placed in the molding cavity then and the final product is molded in the molding cavity. Plastic injection molding is preferred over other plastic molding methods for … Read more10 Advantages of Plastic Injection Molding

7 Types of Waste in Injection Molding – “TIMWOOD”

As a trainer and consultant in lean manufacturing. I stumbled upon the 7 types of wastes – TIMWOOD. This kindled my curiosity to consider the different sorts of waste inside a typical Injection Molding process and classify them in to these 7 kinds of waste. Naturally, Injection Molding is really a complex procedure that involves coordination among various departments. There’s great potential for reducing waste in the Molding Process. 1. “T” for Transportation – The unnecessary … Read more7 Types of Waste in Injection Molding – “TIMWOOD”