Manufacturing

Economic forecast for Manufacturers: Free Presentation

The Cincinnati CPA firm Barnes Dennig has a special emphasis on manufacturing.   On November 7, 2018, Barnes Dennig and a few other local companies will sponsor a wonderful presentation that features nationally known speaker Alan Beaulieu, who gives a terrific presentation with a very valuable message.  It’s free, too! Mr. Beaulieu’s company is ITR Economics which claims to be the oldest, privately-held, continuously operating economic research and consulting firm in the United States.  Their value proposition is… Read More


DOD, Aerospace and Medical Devices

We feature a precision machining company that specializes in the small and difficult.  In particular, the company is expert in micro and precision machined parts such as cannulated bone screws, fixation devices, laser/photonic devices, gimbal, missile and drone navigation devices and weapons firing parts.  Note these parts are produced for applications where failure is not an option. Their special focus is medical devices, DOD and aerospace parts and products.  The company has these certifications and… Read More


Capability: Springs

Our ISO and ITAR spring source specializes in the design and production of extension and compression springs for industries where precision manufacturing techniques are of paramount importance. The company is able to offer rapid turnaround, and can economically manufacture both simple and more complex spring shapes, by the tens or by the millions! Completely new spring configurations can often be produced with no tooling costs! Reach Out to Me Directly for Questions Just give me… Read More


The Manufacturing Factory: A Key Human Life Improver

Almost every object we touch in life came from a factory somewhere.  This is a relatively new thing in human history, and took a great deal of combined innovations to become possible.  A large number of people working in an organized and coordinated way did not occur until the late 1700’s.  Since Proficient Sourcing is involved in finding sources for your factory’s outsourced parts or assemblies, we are most interested in such history. Recently we have… Read More


Several Choices for Medium to Heavy Fabrications

Whether you need someone to fabricate a complete system or component parts these companies can often do the entire job, and do it well.  Stainless and the various steel alloy plate and sheet, rolled, formed, cut, machined, drilled and welded to other parts is the wrok of these shops daily.  They have an excellent history of on-time delivery of medium to heavy fabricated parts made to spec and within budget. In one of these companies,… Read More


What’s a Good Deal in International Trade?

We claim no expertise in international trade, but found an interesting view on the subject in the July, 2015 Modern Metals worth re-issuing.  The author made several points about recent trade deals, and concludes, “the [Obama] administration’s claims about he pure benefits of TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) should be viewed with a great deal of skepticism. With Trump on the trade warpath, and especially concerning trade deficits, we were interested to hear some conservative note that the… Read More


One Stop Metalworking Shop: Does (Almost) It All!

To solve a procurement problem, you need to find a supplier for many different capabilities, with high precision, and with the ability to interact along-the-way for design confirmation. This situation might demand detailed milling and/or turning.  To generate the material for this part water jet and/or laser cutting could be needed, and the part then needs forming, drilling, knurling, threads cut, and welding, or any number of secondary operations. Perhaps your requirement is to laser… Read More


Equipment and Machinery: Engineering, Machining, and Fabrication

Perhaps your business needs large parts, weldments, and/or design engineering.  If you are in the machinery and large equipment business, you may be seeking sources for large, bulky and heavy metal parts and assemblies. You may be seeking equipment/machinery refurbishment, including rolls, journals, gears and gear boxes, and other drive train components.  Another possibility is reverse engineering of older parts and equipment components. We will be pleased to help with your equipment or machinery.  Machining… Read More


Are You a “Customer of Choice” to Your Suppliers?

There are actions available to most buyers that will surely lead to better supplier relationships. A Dell Computer executive dealt with the issue of “what your suppliers really think of you and what you can do about it” in a recent webinar.  Proficient Sourcing helps buyers seeking new custom manufacturing sources.  “Commitment to Utilization” was one webinar point that has particular application for these circumstances. It is wise to keep in mind that with a… Read More


Custom Metal Enclosures

Fabricated custom sheet metal enclosures and heavy plate metal enclosures are a specialty for several companies in our network.  Whether sheet metal custom enclosures or heavy plate cabinet enclosures for more severe applications, this is a frequent requirement for metalworking suppliers.  We have several excellent candidates waiting to provide just what you need. Reach Out to Me Directly for Questions Just give me a call (513) 489-5252! Click here to send an email A typical… Read More