Today’s rapidly changing economic climate has affected the forging community unequally, depending on which economic sectors companies serve. A post-crisis rebound strategy may help you decide how to cope with a reopening economy. Here are some matters to consider, in Q&A format, as your operation moves into the next economic phase.
August 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the forging landscape –seemingly overnight. With many in the industry initially expecting the impact to last a matter of weeks, most forgers are now preparing for a much longer recovery period that will likely last into early 2021.
The FutureForge program and model at the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC) encompasses collaboration across academia, research and technology institutes and industrial organization. This second of three articles discusses the future of forging as a part of the cyclical economy in which, ideally, nothing goes to waste.
In the manufacturing world, many people use technology readiness as a means of describing the journey within the valley of death, the gap between proof of concept and first use in the operational environment.
In March 2019, aluminum forger Anchor Harvey set an ambitious goal to be AS9100 certified by that year’s end. Having achieved their certification – plus the investments made in technology, equipment, systems and, above all, its team – they are in a position to continue operating safely and effectively at full capacity.
Once you have tasted flight, you will forever live with your eyes turned skyward. This line, often attributed to Leonardo da Vinci, is a sentiment that has been embodied by Anchor Harvey (AH) for decades.
Change. It is something that all of us are faced with these days. From COVID-19 to civil unrest, we are facing new business and personal challenges that can also provide opportunities, depending on how you look at them.
Mask-wearing showed up a little late in the strategy to mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 virus but has since caught on. Presently, masks have become more the norm than the exception, and many states, cities and towns across the country have been advised or ordered to wear them in public.
It looks like COVID-19 issues will continue to affect business for the foreseeable future. In our previous column, we introduced a cash-flow management tool. We hope you were able to download the tool and instructions.
Pressure-sensing digital flowmeters provide a way for plant personnel to monitor pressure throughout a compressed-air system along with flow. A pressure sensor is mounted between the two flow-sensing probes, and the display can be configured to show air pressure or airflow.
Non-Haz 32 and Non-Haz FRHF 46 feature biodegradable, water-based, non-glycol formulas, offering a premium, completely non-hazardous solution for hydraulic systems. Non-Haz FRHF 46 hydraulic fluid is Factory Mutual-approved and has unique fire-resistant and non-hazardous advantages.
MADISAN 75 is a four-chain quaternary surface sanitizer, disinfectant, mildewstat and virucide for hard, non-porous and inanimate surfaces in various settings, including industrial/manufacturing facilities.
Advanz FS carbide-tipped bandsaw blades feature triple chip tooth geometry and a positive rake angle, making them ideal for obtaining precise cuts and excellent finish results when cutting abrasive materials.