The ISM Manufacturing Index measures manufacturing activity based on a monthly survey of more than 300 manufacturing purchasing managers. The survey is conducted by the Institute of Supply Chain Management (ISM).
In its latest analysis, IHS Markit has revised its global light vehicle sales and production forecasts due to the COVID-19 impact. IHS Markit's latest study now projects light vehicle sales to be 69.6 million units, while production is predicted to fall to 69.3 million units.
Waste is any activity that consumes resources but brings no product value. Eliminating non-value, unnecessary waste is crucial for a company's success. If not removed, waste can lower profitability, increase costs, decrease quality, and lower employee satisfaction.
In a quest to increase competitiveness, automotive OEMs are seeking ways to reduce costs, more effectively manage operations, and improve quality. Many have adopted the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to help them achieve these objectives.
Like most manufacturing processes, porosity is inherent to powder metallurgy. Porosity is only considered a defect if it is interconnected and creates a leak path can affect the part's structural integrity and performance. This blog discusses the four main reasons why vacuum impregnation is used to seal powder metallurgy leak paths.
An effective production flow involves work stations and equipment to be arranged in a sequence that supports a smooth flow of parts and materials with minimal delays. Implementing an efficient production flow leads to increased production and flexibility, as well as a reduction in capital requirements.
Godfrey & Wing's Continuous Flow Impregnation (CFi) system seals porosity in a short cycle time with minimal labor. In this video, John Halladay (aka Johnny Impreg) will show you some of his favorite features:
In the latest issue of Die Casting Engineer, NADCA President Stephen Udvardy reports on the overall North American die casting health. This piece discusses a variety of manufacturing topics ranging from political factors, macroeconomics, and surveying current business challenges.
Godfrey & Wing’s Continuous Advanced Powertrain Impregnation system (CAPI) allows high volume OEM and suppliers to have the benefits of vacuum impregnation in a simple, easy to use machine. In this short video, Johnny Impreg shows how this system is one of the fastest and safest at sealing die casting leak paths.