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Keeping it Lean

Principles of what have become known as ‘lean’ manufacturing were first developed as part of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and have become increasingly popular ever since. While the term is applied today to sectors ranging from hospitals to office workspaces, it remains best-known for its principles in manufacturing.

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February 17, 2019, 5:53 PM EST

In Focus

Keeping it Lean »

Principles of what have become known as ‘lean’ manufacturing were first developed as part of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and have become increasingly popular ever since. While the term is applied today to sectors ranging from hospitals to office workspaces, it remains best-known for its principles in manufacturing.

Reducing Errors with Lean Manufacturing

Generating Results »

The solar sector continues to generate results as installation costs drop and research and development into cheaper materials and manufacturing processes flourishes. Pundits predict a big spike in solar installations and capacity in five years. However, tariffs and other issues are currently posing challenges to the sector.

The Rise of Solar Energy

Are You Wired for IIoT? »

To keep moving, one needs the capability to do so. Data works in the same way and it is increasingly changing how we interact with our surroundings. Just as we got used to the Internet of Things (IoT) taking care of everything from automotive controls to health applications, IIoT arrives.

LAPP

In the Business of Solving Problems »

Edgewater Automation provides the highest quality turnkey solutions for the energy, transportation, life science, consumer products, and electronics markets. The company is in the business of solving problems and creating workable solutions to make manufacturing environments operate as efficiently as possible.

Edgewater Automation

Serving Customers Worldwide »

With a lengthy history of innovation, Reinhausen Manufacturing Inc. continues to break new ground in the field of transformer technology. Providing products and solutions for distribution network systems and equipment, Reinhausen Manufacturing remains an industry-wide leader many years after the company was founded.

Reinhausen Manufacturing

Electrifying the Mining Community »

Manufacture Adria is no stranger to the mining community. The company, which started out as an offshoot from another electrical contractor, has been a part of the industry for over a quarter of a century. The expertise that has been harnessed over this time, coupled with the growth and determination that comes with its newly independent status, has resulted in revolutionary new developments, not j

Manufacture Adria

Marine Experts »

For over forty years, Kropf Industrial Inc. has been one of Canada’s foremost suppliers of quality floating dock systems, boat handling equipment, boat stands, hydraulic boat trailers, and custom-built equipment solutions for clients in both commercial and residential sectors. The company seamlessly performs every aspect of every project from design and engineering to fabrication, sandblasting a

Kropf Industrial

Engineering Innovation and Manufacturing Excellence Since 1958 »

Lytron’s thermal management components and systems have been incorporated into space applications, medical and industrial equipment as well as military and commercial aircraft. Founded sixty years ago and based in Woburn, Massachusetts, the firm owes its longevity to a combination of engineering prowess, a culture of innovation, business savvy, and excellent customer relations.

Lytron

Two Canadian Companies Merge to Form an Additive Manufacturing Powerhouse »

Javelin Technologies is a leading provider of design engineering, product data management, automation, and additive manufacturing solutions. Cimetrix excels in additive manufacturing and laser scanning solutions with unique expertise in advanced manufacturing. In May 2018, the two came together to form the leading design engineering and additive manufacturing solutions provider in Canada.

Javelin and Cimetrix Solutions

Solving Customer Problems, on Time and to the Highest Quality »

With a dedicated and highly knowledgeable staff of 70, the Ohio Fabricators Company (OFCO) continues to serve a base of long-time and new customers in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and as far afield as Europe and Asia. As one of America’s leading experts in the field of custom filtration, Ohio Fabricators provides high quality products for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and private

Ohio Fabricators Company

These Early 3D Printing Pioneers Continue to Innovate »

Innovation is key at Advantage Engineering, Inc. of Tecumseh, Ontario, as evidenced by the fact the firm was one of the first in Canada to purchase a three-dimensional (3D) printer. Advantage uses 3D printers for rapid prototyping work, and this is a company speciality along with polyurethane and cast prototype parts.

Advantage Engineering

Leading the Future of Power Electronics »

Located in Stockton, California, a stone’s throw from Silicon Valley, is where the engineers of West Coast Magnetics strive to push the boundaries of technology. Started as a build to spec company that assembled transformers and inductors, WCM was initially a far cry from what it would become today. Then, twenty-five years ago, the company was taken over by Weyman Lundquist.

West Coast Magnetics