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How Vacuum Impregnation Supports Environmental Responsibility

Posted by Andy Marin on Wed, Jul 29, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

Automotive manufacturers realize that being environmentally responsible and profitable are not mutually exclusive. Being environmentally responsible can achieve better growth, cost savings, improve brand recognition, and increase profitability. The environmental impact of the responsible use of resources is beneficial to everyone, and automotive manufacturers play a leading role.

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Video: API System Seals Transmission Cases

Posted by Andy Marin on Fri, Jun 12, 2020 @ 08:46 AM

Back by popular demand, John Halladay (aka Johnny Impreg) shows our latest vacuum impregnation system, the Advanced Powertrain Impregnation system (APi). The APi allows powertrain manufacturers to have the benefits of vacuum impregnation in a simple, easy to use machine. 

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ISM Manufacturing Index Increases to 43.1 in May

Posted by Andy Marin on Wed, Jun 03, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

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)

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2020 Global Light Vehicle Sales and Production Forecasts

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, May 05, 2020 @ 08:00 AM

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. 

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Eliminating the 7 Wastes of Lean Manufacturing with Vacuum Impregnation

Posted by Andy Marin on Thu, Apr 09, 2020 @ 09:30 AM

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.

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How IoT is Used in Vacuum Impregnation

Posted by Andy Marin on Fri, Apr 03, 2020 @ 10:01 AM

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.

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4 Reasons to Seal Powder Metallurgy

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Mar 09, 2020 @ 08:49 AM

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.

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Case Study: Improving Vacuum Impregnation Production Flow

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Feb 18, 2020 @ 09:00 AM

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.

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Video: Continuous Flow Impregnation System Walk Around

Posted by Andy Marin on Tue, Feb 04, 2020 @ 01:31 PM

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:

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State of the Die Casting Industry

Posted by Andy Marin on Mon, Jan 27, 2020 @ 03:48 PM

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. 

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