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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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5 Benefits of Aesthetic Agricultural Equipment

When it comes to agricultural equipment, better looking doesn’t always mean better quality. You can have a piece of equipment that looks shiny and new, but breaks under regular use, as well as equipment that doesn’t look so pretty, but lasts for years.

Customers aren’t buying your equipment solely for its looks. They want equipment that lasts — equipment that can withstand the beating it will receive on a daily basis and keep running. Durability and reliability wins out over looks.

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7 Reasons Ag Equipment Design Matters

When it comes to taking your agricultural equipment manufacturing business to the next level of customer demand, we can sum up our advice in two words: Design Matters.

Your ag equipment design — and all of the component parts that go into that equipment — is crucial to reducing manufacturing overhead and assembly time, and increasing your ability to keep up with demand.

The right ag equipment design can improve your equipment, manufacturing process, and your reputation in the eyes of potential clients. The wrong ag equipment design, though, can do just the opposite — cause your equipment to break down, increase your manufacturing time, and ruin your reputation.

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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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Partnership for Ag Equipment Success

Partnerships are important for the success of your agricultural equipment manufacturing business. The right partnerships – those that come alongside your current manufacturing process, assess your needs, and provide valuable solutions – have the potential to take your business to the next level. Decreasing manufacturing costs, increasing equipment output, and providing expert tips and advice along the way are just a few ways your business can benefit from a business partnership.

That’s where Fusion Tech comes in.

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8 Reasons to Choose Us for your Ag Needs

When it comes to your agricultural equipment fabrication needs, you need a partner who can come alongside your current manufacturing process, assess your needs, and provide design and fabrication services that increase your ability to keep up with equipment demand while decreasing your manufacturing costs.

That’s where Fusion Tech comes in.

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3 Tips to Improving Agricultural Equipment Design

When it comes to manufacturing your innovative and new agricultural equipment, the better your design, the better your product.

Perfecting the design of your component parts, and equipment overall, is essential to the reputation and success of your business. A flawed design not only costs you time and money in the manufacturing and assembly of your equipment, it also can lead to increased breakdowns and decrease the durability and longevity of your equipment.

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