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Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything


You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful Read more

Seven Things to Know About Qualifying Your Product to a U.S. Military Specification (MIL-SPEC)


Qualifying the SCS 81705 Series anti-static shield bags to military standards There are a few, sometimes complicated steps to go through before your product can qualify for a particular military specification. SCS recently introduced their new 81705 Series static shield Read more

Get Lean with 5S Workplace Principles


5S - Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain Recognized as one of the strategies associated with “Just in Time” manufacturing (Toyota Production System), the 5S system for workplace organization and standardization originated in Japan. The “5” relates to Read more

All-Spec Top Five – Manufacturing News Headlines

Posted on by Barb N. in Industry News, manufacturing news Leave a comment

Here’s a round-up of some of the top five manufacturing stories for the past few weeks –

U.S. manufacturing sector stabilizing; producer prices tame (REUTERS)

all-spec-blog-auto-manufacturingU.S. manufacturing output increased for a second straight month in October amid gains in the production of motor vehicles and a range of other goods, suggesting that the battered factory sector was slowly recovering…more

Apple could make iPhones in U.S. in future (Nikkei Asian Review)

iphoneTAIPEI — iPhones might one day soon carry “Made in America” labels. Key Apple assembler Hon Hai Precision Industry, also known as Foxconn Technology Group, has been studying the possibility of moving iPhone production to the U.S., sources told the Nikkei Asian Review…more

 CNC machine brings real-world manufacturing to students (The Chronicle)

— Goshen High School students are learning to use real-world advanced manufacturing technology with the Technology Department’s new CNC machine.
CNC — or computer numerical control — machines use digitized data to control, automate and monitor the movements of a machine…more

A strong manufacturing sector fuels economic growth (FORBES)

economic-growthManufacturing continues to be one of the most important bellwethers regarding the health of the U.S. economy. The broader U.S. economy will not be able to grow robustly without a rebound in manufacturing. Faster real GDP growth is possible, but not until we get manufacturing humming along strongly once again. Some analysts have posited that recent improvements show manufacturing is less important to economic growth than it once was…more

Make manufacturing great again? (U.S. News & World Report)

auto-manufacturingThe recent presidential election included calls for a return of good, high-paying industrial jobs to the United States. Such promises were well intentioned, yet failed to account for dramatic global and national shifts that are underway. These shifts are fueled by changes in economic and technological capabilities…more

Note – Starting December 1, 2016 Hisco will begin a three-part series of blog articles entitled Made in America. Topics will include how to label products made in the U.S.A. (Dec. 1), reshoring (Dec. 15) and the growing need for upskilling manufacturing workers.(Dec. 29)