Going into this year, economic improvement was forecast for manufacturing after a sluggish second half of 2019. Things weren’t expected to boom, but a solid economic year was supposed to be in the offing.
Manufacturers need to create more production setups as batch sizes get smaller. Skilled labor continues to be hard to hire and keep. Higher levels of automation are needed, not just in material handling but also in fabricating, machining, assembly, and inspection.
Applying electrical heat to materials under vacuum can be an important manufacturing process to ensure product quality when drying, high-purity processing or when other vacuum-type heating is required.
Edye S. Buchanan, CMfgT, BriskHeat Corp., SME Member Since 1987
While water and fire tube boiler power plants may be considered archaic, they now power much of North America and will for some time, even as newer, cleaner, greener tech transitions into the mainstream and becomes practical.
Michael Bell - Director of Sales, Americas, Pemamek LLC
While most companies tend to postpone or cancel investments in challenging business environments, others view them as ideal times to invest in improved business processes, facilities, human resources, and technology.