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What is Kanban and What does it Mean for Manufacturing?

Kanban is a type of lean manufacturing that uses a pull technique, as opposed to a push. It is a way of slimming down manufacturing resources, meaning it is beneficial for businesses and manufacturers. How does Kanban work?  Kanban doesn’t rely on forecasts that may or may not be accurate. Instead, it uses actual market demand to dictate manufacturing volume. This helps to eliminate waste and is one of the most efficient ways of producing […]

Server Storage – how to Look After your Servers

Servers should always be kept somewhere safe, within the right conditions. Usually, a server will contain a lot of important information, making it essential to keep the server safe. You should always store it in a cool, dry place away from the possibility of damp. Use rack panels to store servers efficiently. This will keep them stacked in order and will make sure they are kept neat, organised and, importantly, well ventilated. Many server rack […]

Taking a Product from Design to Manufacture

As a product designer or inventor, you don’t just need to think about the product you are designing. Before it is able to fulfil its purpose, there is one very important step to bear in mind – getting it into production. The production process isn’t always easy and can stand in the way if it is not something you have considered ahead of time. Whilst you are in the design process, think about how the […]

Jobs for Electronic Engineers

Studying to become an electrical or electronic engineer will usually involve undertaking an undergraduate degree programme, giving you a degree-level qualification. This process takes around 3-4 years, depending on whether you choose to go on placements and get some real experience in the industry as well. It is a good degree to have and will open up lots of doors, providing good opportunities for people who are intelligent, hardworking, gifted in maths and science and […]

Creating a Building Management System

In larger commercial spaces and in some very premium homes, a building management system may be installed. This will control all of the electronics within the building and all of the various functions. A management system allows everything to be controlled from one place, giving residents or business owners more freedom and flexibility. This can, in turn, allow for a more flexible approach to running a building. Sometimes a building management system can be controlled […]

What is Product and Manufacturing information?

Product and manufacturing information, or PMI, allows product teams to create a visualisation of a product’s manufacturing process through the use of CAD. This can be used to inform the manufacturing process and to instruct manufacturers on what needs to be done with the product in question. PMI is compliant with industry standards for the definition of 3D products. This means that PMI can be used to fully document manufacturing information and this information can […]

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