Purchasing Dilemma

Being a purchasing agent for a metal-stamping facility can be a great challenge. After all, you’re being told to cut operational costs from management,  while the operations and production departments are begging for funds to keep presses and other equipment moving finished products out the door. You...
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The “PPAP” Excuse

It’s natural to be “risk averse” in manufacturing – especially in highly competitive industries and in our global economy. “PPAP” (Production Part Approval Process) and  "approved chemical" lists exist in part  to minimize potential risks. Yet on  many occasions these can pose just as many risks as they...
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IRMCO EXTREME's unique chemistry provides optimal protection for tubes & tooling. But leaves virtually no residue - optimizing weld quality.

Get in The Know

Fearing change can be a very natural response – especially in metal-stamping. The stories of tool-coating and lubricant trials run amok; get passed down like ghost stories from engineer to engineer and tool maker to tool maker. One bad experience can “poison the well” for every other product even remotely similar...this is very unfortunate. Anytime there...
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