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What Is Turnkey Manufacturing?

With turnkey manufacturing, one company oversees all aspects of a project from beginning to end, including product design, machining/tooling, quality assurance, vendor interactions, manufacturing, packing and shipping. This does not mean that one company does all of the work in-house, turnkey refers to one company serving as a project manager to successfully bring your project […]

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2021 Steel Price Trends

Steel prices fluctuated greatly throughout 2020 because of multiple factors. Understanding the reasoning behind steel price fluctuations allows you to plan ahead based on pricing projections.  Last year’s unstable economy affected the steel industry significantly, and, with the effects of COVID-19, the steel industry is still recovering. Explore more steel industry insights below. Factors That […]

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Advantages of 3D Laser Cutting

The 3D laser cutting process is a top choice for automotive, aerospace, electronics and other engineering applications that require complex parts to be manufactured at high production rates. This high-precision process uses a laser beam to make cuts in various materials. Compared to traditional cutting methods, 3D laser cutting is significantly more efficient. What Is […]

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Custom Manufacturing vs. Mass Production

Production processes fall into two main categories — custom manufacturing and mass production. The process best-suited to your specific application depends on numerous factors, including the level of product customization you need, how quickly the product must be ready to go to market and your desired quantity.  Read on to learn about the similarities and differences […]

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Hot Rolled Steel vs. Cold Rolled Steel: Which Should You Use?

Steel is a versatile material used for a nearly infinite number of projects. From railroads to buildings and furniture, steel is one of the materials that surround us. When you are in the process of manufacturing a product and are unsure of what kind of steel to use, we’re here to help. There are two […]

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Types of Aluminum Alloys

Aluminum is a popular manufacturing material for its versatility. This corrosion-resistant element calls for minimal upkeep when included in designs for vehicles, electronics, wrappings and industrial machinery. Businesses work with aluminum because it can be combined with other materials to heighten its natural qualities. With numerous types of aluminum alloys available today, opportunities for production […]

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How to Find a Contract Manufacturer

As an OEM, you invest a lot of energy and resources in developing new products, from design to safety testing to finalizing the details. But to launch your innovative new product, you need a contract manufacturing partner to produce it.  Working with contract manufacturers is essential to bringing your idea to market. You need to […]

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Contract Manufacturing vs. Private Label

If you’re looking to produce and sell a new product but need to partner with a larger manufacturer to meet your production needs, two popular options are contract manufacturing and private label manufacturing. Both types have an end goal of making high-quality products, but the processes for accomplishing this goal have several significant differences. What […]

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10 Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain

An efficient supply chain is essential for getting your products to customers quickly. As your company’s needs develop, your supply chain strategy will also need to change to reflect that growth. Here are some top tips for supply chain management improvement. 1. Implement Automation Implementing automated components in your supply chain strategy can lead to […]

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PBZ Featured in an Article by The Fabricator

Recently, PBZ Manufacturing was featured at thefabricator.com website. In this article Rick Gehman, president of PBZ Manufacturing, discusses PBZ’s powder coating processes and capabilities offered through its associate company, Keystone Koating. Rick shares his thoughts on substrate preparation, product characteristics, and isolating/resolving problem causes. Click the button below to read more about the role of […]

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