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2 Interesting Manufacturing Infographics

Friday is National Manufacturing (MFG) Day — a day devoted to giving manufacturers an opportunity to show the country what manufacturing is all about, and address some of the misperceptions about the manufacturing field.

Below you will find 2 interesting manufacturing infographics that give you a glimpse into manufacturing in America (no, everything isn’t made China), and how the manufacturing industry impacts the American economy.

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5 Fun Ways to Participate in Manufacturing Day

Friday is National Manufacturing (MFG) Day — a day devoted to giving manufacturers an opportunity to show the country what manufacturing is all about, and address some of the misperceptions about the manufacturing field. It is a day designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and help their communities and future generations thrive.

It’s a day to celebrate the achievements and impact the manufacturing industry has had, and continues to have, on the lifeblood of our country and our economy.

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4 Reasons to Reverse Engineer Component Parts

Purchasing pre-made component parts for your agricultural equipment seems like the best route to go, especially for small to growing equipment manufacturers.

You get exactly what you need without putting in the work of designing or fabricating it yourself. You save time, money, and get your equipment out to the customer faster.  It’s a win-win for you. Or so it seems.

Pre-made component parts are great, but often those parts are highly overpriced and not always made to the highest of quality standards. They may seem like the best best in the short term, but in the long term — those parts may be costing you quite a bit in quality, reputation, and money.

The solution? Get those pre-made component parts reverse engineered.

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Top 4 Benefits of Consistent Component Parts

Human error — when it comes to the quality of the agricultural equipment you’re manufacturing, you want to avoid it at all costs.

Fabricating the exact same shapes and measurements, getting quality cuts, utilizing raw material to it’s fullest, and guaranteeing consistent component parts is near impossible without the right machinery. You can try it on your own, and make adjustments as needed to make inconsistent component parts fit, but when you’re trying to grow your business and process more equipment orders, consistency is your friend.

Why Does Consistency Matter?

Why does component part consistency play such a big role in growing your business?

Simple. Part consistency makes it easier for you to process equipment orders and get them to your customers faster — giving you time to take on even more orders. The faster and easier it is to fill your orders, the more you can fill, and the larger your business grows.

Here are four other benefits to using consistent component parts:

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5 Benefits of Hiring an Outside Fabrication Company

As a manufacturer of agricultural equipment, you know the pressures of increased demand for your product.

You put in the hard work of developing a new piece of equipment, spent months marketing it to increase demand, sold a few units, got your name out there, and now the hard work is paying off — more people want to buy your equipment.

A Good Problem

Congrats! It’s a good place to be. Your business is growing, you’re making more money, and people love your product.

However, at some point, the increased demand for your equipment will create a problem – you won’t be able to manufacture your equipment fast enough to keep up with the demand. Fall too far behind, and you’ll end up losing sales, clients, and ultimately, money.

The Best Solution

So how do you keep up with increased demand for your agriculture equipment? How do you get all the parts and pieces fabricated, assembled, finished, and out the door on time? How do you take on more orders for your equipment and not eat away your profits by having to hire more staff?

Simple. Hire an outside fabrication company to do some of the work for you.

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Bagging More Than Just Food

Bagging stations are fairly common in the food packaging industry. Everything from poultry to meat to breads to snacks come packaged in some kind of bag – making companies in the food processing and packing industry some of the biggest buyers of bagging stations.

But these stations aren’t limited to just the food processing industry. There are a number of uses for custom designed bagging stations in other industries as well.
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