The Arnold Machine Blog

How Concurrent Engineering Saves Cost in Manufacturing

When designing new components or products, cost is always a driving factor. To save manufacturing costs, concurrent engineering, wherein the design and manufacturing team works together during the development phase, can be used. Rather than making the design and subsequent manufacturing processes discrete operations, in concurrent engineering, parts are designed with manufacturing in mind. If a set process is planned for production of a part, the part can be optimized based on those parameters. If… Read more

Manufacturing Cost Reductions: 6 Actions to Avoid

For the procurement, sourcing, and purchasing specialists, cost reduction is a way of life. While there are several reliable ways to reduce overall costs, there are just as many decisions that may initially seem promising, but ultimately lead to an increase in cost. To prevent production delays and unexpected costs, the following recommendations are seven things not to do when reducing costs. #1 – Don’t Choose the Lowest Quote First, do not automatically choose the… Read more

The Benefits of Working with a Contract Manufacturer

Are you still doing manufacturing the old way? You know; your company develops a product, engineers the components, sends the specs to your manufacturing plants, then to the finishing and assembly facilities, and finally to the distribution center for delivery to your customers. This model has worked for years, and in many situations this model is still preferred. However, there is another model many companies currently use and it may be perfect for your application—contract… Read more

How to Decrease Cost and Increase Quality in Part Design

The ability to decrease the costs of manufacturing while increasing the quality of a part might seem to be contradictory goals. However, by following a few simple techniques in today’s manufacturing environment, these goals are brought closer together. It is important to examine three decision making phases prior to the removal of any material. These phases are Evaluation, Selection and Implementation. Evaluation: Evaluation is the examination of the designs and drawings of parts prior to… Read more

5 Tips on Material Selection for a CNC Machined Component

Modern CNC Machining allows for high precision, high speed production of specialty parts for nearly any use or application. A very flexible approach to manufacturing, it can cut and form hundreds of different metallic and polymer materials without sacrificing design complexity. Most importantly, CNC Machining allows for amazingly tight tolerances on part dimensions, a characteristic that sets it apart from other manufacturing approaches. If you’re considering a CNC Machining you will be no doubt satisfied by… Read more

Spray Application Equipment benefits

Cutting edge spray systems can now be used to apply important coatings like adhesives, corrosion protection, lubrication layers and attractive finishes. Directly integrated into the production process, these systems offer excellent production capacity and per-unit cost savings over traditional methods. Not sure which system is best for your manufacturing processes? Read on! Spray equipment from companies such as Arnold Machine come in specialized varieties, each suited for replacing a particular purpose, especially for adhesive spray… Read more