Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. has re-engineered its PEMSERTER(reg) Series 4 press system to run 35% faster than the previous model. Longer-life components have been added as well, along with user-friendly controls. The 6-ton manual press system has an 18-inch (45.7 cm) throat depth for a generous work area. It can install self-clinching fasteners in sizes #0 through 3/8-inch, and M2 through M10 in steel; and sizes up to 1/2 inch and M12 in aluminum or circuit boards. Penn says the system's pneumatic power delivers speed, consistency, and simple operation. The press also features a "point-of-operation" safety, and adjustable insertion forces from 500 lbs to 6 tons (2.2 to 53.3 kN). PEMSERTER Systems Div., Penn Engineering & Manufacturing Corp. Product Code 4324
Wal-Mart will hold its second Made in the USA Open Call July 7-8, at its headquarters in Bentonville, Ark. The event will be a repeat effort by the world’s biggest seller of consumer goods to increase the amount of US-made products it sells in Wal-Mart stores, in Sam’s Club members-only wholesale outlets, and on walmart.com.
From design feasibility, to development, to production, having the right information to make good decisions can ultimately keep a product from failing validation. The key is highly focused information that doesn’t come from conventional, statistics-based tests but from accelerated stress testing.
There’s a good chance that a few of the things mentioned here won't fully come to fruition in 2015 but rather much later down the line. However, as Malcolm X once said, "The future belongs to those who prepare for it today."
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