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?

-Updated 6/11/2021 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 […]

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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 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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Powder Coating Vs. Painting

Two of the most common options for putting a finishing coat on metal products are powder coating and liquid painting. Each option has its own set of advantages and disadvantages, which means different things depending on the part you’re producing. Many industries rely on metal finishes, including aerospace, auto, appliances and more. Powder coating involves […]

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MIG vs. TIG Welding

-Updated 6/11/2021 Joining metals together through welding gives you several options for the best method. Among your choices are MIG and TIG welding. The MIG vs TIG welding debate has been a popular one in the manufacturing industry for some time, and we’re here to provide the facts for each type of welding. Each has […]

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Supply Chain Management for the Manufacturing Industry

In the supply chain management for the manufacturing industry, two assets are crucial to the success of the operation — time and money. Though this may be an applicable statement for many other industries, as well, using your time and money wisely in the manufacturing industry is especially important. One mistake or setback can cost […]

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