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A subreddit for anyone in the manufacturing industry. Content is very diverse: you'll find videos, articles and self posts just to name a few.

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    How Suzuki Bikes Are Manufactured

    0 Comments
    2024/04/04
    05:13 UTC

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    An internship about control cards?

    I am in my final year of university where I have to complete an internship and write about a project I did in the company for 2 months and present it at the end, which we call PFE (French system, sorry if it's not well explained).

    The person in charge at the company (it's a confectionery and chocolatier) said I have to make control carts to monitor the weight of the final product in the biscuit sections.

    My question is: is this a good project? Do you have any advice for me? I am afraid this is going to be very repetitive and I won't learn much from this internship.

    1 Comment
    2024/04/03
    19:46 UTC

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    Advice on where to get custom shaped boxes made

    Hi guys! I’m currently planning to launch a small product that I want to package in small boxes that are shaped like backpacks. The product wouldn’t be heavy so I’m wanting to find somewhere that offers custom packaging I could have created for it at a reasonable price? I’m thinking hopefully I can find somewhere that uses paperboard material. Thank you!

    2 Comments
    2024/04/02
    18:30 UTC

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    Implementing MPS to Pull demand production?

    Hi all,

    We've been running our production on a Kanban ticket triggered system for two years with great success.

    So far we've succeeded without relying on a Master Production Schedule as we've been able to stay agile and build to order as and when required (our wholesale production is to order, as an example, so we aren't holding loads of finished stock).

    Are there any benefits to using an MPS when we're seeing positive results without one? Our MRP system works fine for managing inventory, consumption of componentry, and procurement but I'm curious to see what benefits using the MPS may bring to a pull system such as ours.

    Thanks in advance.

    6 Comments
    2024/04/03
    07:07 UTC

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    Suggestions on how to solve warping issues of a PP injection molded box

    I'm trying to make a box to ship glass in out of PP. I did my first injection molding run but the sides of the lid warp inwards too much and hit the glass so the box can't close. I'd like to modify the top part of the box so the edges of the lid don't warp inwards and the front of the box can be latched from the outside. I also need to ensure that the box can be latched in the front and the front of the box doesn't deform inwards too much to prevent this. I've attached a picture of the injection molded box with the edges warped but I'm not sure the best way to accomplish this. Would really appreciate any suggestions/pictures of how to best accomplish this. Thank you!!

    https://preview.redd.it/76ku8gbt05sc1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=b4e579b8fbb6aae4c10699a01d627e380b634768

    https://preview.redd.it/vlvllgbt05sc1.jpg?width=1290&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=f5f59d3146268b3c3bc4b4a745969b6ea2bf9208

    6 Comments
    2024/04/02
    21:53 UTC

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    Manufacturing tracking apps

    Hello!

    I own a manufacturing business - we have a team of 6 people putting together our products and we are doing $2.5M in sales a year.

    Currently we are logging activity and tracking tasks in a google doc. It’s pretty pointless since the data goes nowhere.

    Anyone have a similar size business and what are you using to track daily activity of employees and production tasks?

    0 Comments
    2024/04/02
    00:01 UTC

    2

    2 bin kanban

    After implementing 2 bin kanban system in an industry , do you guys still face any issues in production ? Or is there any area you think about improving ? TIA.

    2 Comments
    2024/04/02
    05:15 UTC

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    Looking to manufacture nylon bags in Mexico

    I cannot find a manufacturer online and would love for any info or contacts y’all have. There’s so much contact info for factories in Asia but nothing in Latin America which is where I’d rather be. Nearshoring it would be best so please let me know!

    0 Comments
    2024/04/02
    03:18 UTC

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    IMS Suggestions

    Currently looking at implementing Katana MRP.. looking for an easy-to-use cloud-based system that can handle multiple inventories combined into packages or bundles.

    Biggest concerns are (not all will be solved):

    1. Manage inventory of individual parts
    2. Manage inventory of combined bundles
    3. Track orders for individual products
    4. manage warehousing and logistics
    3 Comments
    2024/04/01
    20:40 UTC

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    Pet food manufacturing and licencing

    Is there any such thing? I did some research and didn’t come across anything concrete.

    I am exploring the feasibility for pet food manufacturing for geographical niche in the east and instead of investing capital into our own formulations is anyone aware of pet food formulation licensing in this space?

    I’d like to add that licensing is so that we can “manufacture locally” and rightfully advertise as a “locally produced in X” since there is a lot more value to that at the moment. Else finding a private or white label isn’t an issue.

    2 Comments
    2024/04/01
    10:44 UTC

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    How much would it cost to manufacture a pen?

    Hello,

    I am working on a school project for my business class and I was wondering if anyone here might know a estimate price of how much it would cost to manufacture say 10,000 pens For example.

    On the internet I have found information about costs for cheap pens costing less than £0.10 to make. However my pens would be of a higher quality possibly made of metal not plastic and would have a few custom parts that you would be unlikely to find on other pens.

    Any help would be appreciated, thanks :)

    12 Comments
    2024/03/31
    19:25 UTC

    3

    Career pathways from manufacturing engineering

    I’m joining a spacecraft manufacturing company as a manufacturing engineer in the tube shop for their launch vehicle. I’m graduating with a degree in aerospace engineering but my extracurriculars have been manufacturing-related (as opposed to design) and I’ve enjoyed it.

    Ive been doing research about potential pathways upwards from this position. My interests right now aside, what has your journey been? Or what professional journeys have you seen of other manufacturing engineers? Or any insight in general regarding this is welcome.

    3 Comments
    2024/03/31
    02:51 UTC

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    Can anyone here cut HDPE via CNC?

    I need to manufacture plastic tiles that are about 1000mm x 1200mm and 20mm thick out of HDPE100. Looking for US manufacturers, especially Midwestern.

    11 Comments
    2024/03/30
    22:05 UTC

    2

    Composite manufacturing

    Hi everyone! I would like to start learning about the process, theory and techniques to manufacture composite materials parts, I am planning to start a project related to it in a couple of months so I wish to learn everything I can meanwhile so I would appreciate a lot if you can share any links,online course, youtube channels, books or wharever which helps me to start in this amazing field! Thanks in advance!

    7 Comments
    2024/03/30
    20:11 UTC

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    Stacking totes 3 high

    Received a container load of full 1000L totes and it takes up considerable space in our smallish warehouse.

    Was hesitant to stack them 3 high for safety purposes but wondering if they could. Each one weighs approx. 2600 lbs. TIA.

    2 Comments
    2024/03/30
    14:57 UTC

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    Cylinder Liner Manufacturer in India

    Hi guys,

    I'm looking for a good cylinder liner manufacturer in Mumbai, India who uses centrifugal casting process and can supply in bulk quantity orders.

    Thank you. ☺️

    1 Comment
    2024/03/30
    07:13 UTC

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    Tips/Advices for finding outsourcing leads for CNC manufacturing company in Europe

    Hello everyone,

    I am from the balkans in Europe and I am owner of small manufacturing business (11 employees) and I am looking for some tips and advices.

    We're currently in the midst of rebranding and expanding our family business. For over 20 years, we've specialized in manufacturing various constructions and metal interior/exterior parts such as large constructions, tables, chairs, balconies, and staircases—utilizing materials like steel and wood.

    Additionally, we offer services including MIG/TIG welding, CNC cutting, CNC milling, and Lathe parts production. Recently, we've ventured into producing ready-to-use components for products like pellet stoves and boilers, primarily serving local companies.

    We are working as family business for more than 20 years but it was kind of old school working, now we are looking to rebrand and proceed with just manufacturing parts and other services that can be outsourced to EU and other places as we have the knowledge and workforce. Being located in the Balkans in Europe, we benefit from lower labor costs, enabling us to provide competitive pricing.

    As I do not have much experience with finding leads for outsourcing in the manufacturing I am looking for some advices how to proceed with it. I would be glad to have some tips and also if someone is interested in our outsourcing services feel free to contact me and we can discuss what we can offer.

    Thanks and sorry for the long story :)

    1 Comment
    2024/03/29
    10:12 UTC

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    Does the United States use arsenic in any manufacturing today?

    Just wondering if we use it to manufacture anything right now because I can't find any articles about it online. I see that we still do import arsenic but what is it used for?

    1 Comment
    2024/03/28
    17:30 UTC

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    I'm looking for some advice on manufacturing. Can you help?

    Hi everyone,

    I'm from Australia and I've created a digital journal for a very specific niche and I would like to make it into a hard copy journal. I don't know much about manufacturing and would like some guidance if anyone is in this business. First of all, is there anyone in this group who recommends a mentor in Australia who is within the journal business and can offer guidance on manufacturing/supplier for journals?

    Second of all, for anyone who is in the journal business, what does the economics look like? factoring the cost of production/supply chains etc. Is it worth doing a hard copy? or can you make hard copy work where it is an affordable price to sell but have wiggle room to still make profit and not breakeven or be at a loss?

    Sorry if these questions are dumb, I'm trying to learn it from scratch and any guidance would be appreciated.

    Thank you.

    10 Comments
    2024/03/29
    03:49 UTC

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    IQ/OQ/PQ REQUIREMENT

    Hi all, Do you need to conduct IQ/OQ/PQ if you are non pharma/non FDA product? If not, is there any guidance that explicitly notes such? Thank you for any guidance you can provide.

    3 Comments
    2024/03/28
    18:11 UTC

    3

    Manufacturing in India

    What are things that can be manufactured in India and supplied globally ?

    4 Comments
    2024/03/28
    17:26 UTC

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    Best way to manufacture a pyramid

    Some aditional info:

    base 75x75mm or ~3"

    height 65mm or ~2.55"

    thickness 2mm

    Aluminum

    The pyramid is for a lamp, some sides of the pyramid will have cuts for ventilation and parts

    What are your thoughts on how to manufacture something like this?

    7 Comments
    2024/03/28
    03:00 UTC

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    My Chinese supplier says the circled one is a female xt60 am I going crazy!

    I think I am going crazy because I just looked up what a female xt60 is and the circle one is coming up. I am American and a electrician engineer and I was always taught that was male. Am I crazy or do the Chinese thing it’s the other way around.

    24 Comments
    2024/03/28
    01:24 UTC

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    Looking for a Heavy/Fixture/Pallet modular Conveyor manufacturer in the Midwest.

    Basically what the post says. My company is replacing a legacy assembly line and I’m looking to branch out from what we are used too.

    I work in the Automotive Seat industry. Looking for some new innovative concepts. Ideally a company that offered a turn key system. Controls, Conveyor, and Pallets/Fixture.

    I don’t want to give out too much information but feel free to DM me for more info. Thanks.

    1 Comment
    2024/03/27
    21:19 UTC

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    Automated Cardboard Box maker

    Just got hired as a junior engineer in a large retail fulfillment center.

    I noticed the employees spend a ton of time folding and taking empty cardboard boxes.

    One thing to note is that the products we ship are mostly shirts and apparel. So doesn't have to assemble gaylords or anything. Max size would be a 2' x 2' x 2'.

    Are there any reputable machines on the market that can automate this process?

    12 Comments
    2024/03/27
    19:37 UTC

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    Manufacturing question

    Hello,

    Have a quick question about manufacturing in general. I have a plastic and aluminum product that can likely be made with insert molding. I would like to have a layer of felt added on top of that which I’m assuming would have to be after the molding process. How much extra is that manual process likely to cost?

    7 Comments
    2024/03/27
    17:02 UTC

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    Looking for a pill manufacturer with MOQ of 500 bottles in US

    Hi - I'm looking for a GNP facility in the U.S. to manufacture a neutraceutical product with an MOQ of 500 bottles or fewer.

    1 Comment
    2024/03/27
    16:56 UTC

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