Technology

The Real China: Read it and Weep

A friend sent us this piece by History Professor Victor Davis Hanson, and we think it’s good enough to pass along in its entirety. By: VICTOR DAVIS HANSON October 3, 2019 6:30 AM A man stands in front of riot police officers during a protest in the Sham Shui Po district of Hong Kong, China, October 1, 2019.(Athit Perawongmetha/Reuters)But did she wake up just in time or too late? In these times of near civil… Read More


Rare Earths: Once Again With Feeling!

”Chinese state media is now suggesting that rare earth (17 elements that serve as key components in devices ranging from defense weapons, lasers, hi-tech smartphones and cameras to flat-screen televisions and computers) exports to the US could be cut in retaliation for American measures sparking fear among manufacturers.  If Beijing chooses to make good on these threats, the impact on US manufacturers could be disastrous”. Rare earths are present and critical in such vital items… Read More


Servicing Rotating Machine Components, Motion Control and Drive Train Parts

Proficient Sourcing is focused on machinery and equipment components.  One family of these items consists of processing machinery rolls, gears, gear boxes, journals, self lubricating bearings/bushings, and sprockets.  We have a group of companies that prosper with these sorts of items. Equipment with process rolls, idlers, presses, and carrier rolls may require services such as OD grinding and even hard chrome plating, not to mention repairs.   Here are a couple of articles that deal with… 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


Thermoformed Plastics

Thermoforming, vacuum forming and pressure thermoforming are variations of a versatile plastic process used in all manner of industries—perhaps yours! If and when your plastic requirements suggest the use of a terrific thermoforming supplier, we hope you will contact us. Reach Out to Me Directly for Questions Just give me a call (513) 489-5252! Click here to send an email Thermoforming is the insertion of a cold thermoplastic sheet into the forming area, heating it… Read More


3D Printing: Fused Deposition Modeling

There are several methods of 3d printing but fused deposition modeling, or FDM, is the most common. Using a thermoforming technique, FDM can quickly and affordably fabricate prototyped products and their parts. As a non-laser-based process, it’s frequently used by engineers and designers to create and perfect their ideas before mass production. We feature a superior source for this exciting technology. Are you ready to get your prototyped products fabricated? Call 513-489-5252 today! Why Choose FDM… Read More


Technological Changes Influencing Today’s Supply Chains

“Five technology trends are shaping a future where mobility, integration, complexity, and competition will be the defining characteristics of successful supply chain strategy”. So begins the thought-provoking lead article from the Council of Supply Chain Management Professional’s (CSCMP) Supply Chain Quarterly. This article remains as valid today as when it was published. The Council’s research, supported by Penn State’s Small College of Business’s Center for Supply Chain Research, “identified 5 game-changing technologies and related emerging… Read More