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Do you have an Autoclave Composites Curing Improvements Bucket List?

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Feb 13, 2018 1:59:38 PM

The concept of a bucket list isn’t a new one. The idea is to define a list of things you’d like to accomplish before you “kick the bucket.” The same bucket list approach could easily be applied to the goals you set for making improvements to your autoclave composites manufacturing operations. 

 

 

The team at TE Wire has a bucket list of continuous improvements we help aviation/aerospace composites manufacturers address every day:

  • Reduce/Eliminate vacuum leaks
  • No stripping insulation at vacuum seal
  • No loose connections with pins
  • No reversed polarity
  • No connector covers popping off onto part or floor
  • Reduced non-conformity reporting and QC tags
  • BAC5621 Compliant, accepted during NADCAP audits

Are any of these on your bucket list? Want to learn more about how to achieve these goals and improve your bottom line?

 

For the fifth year in a row, we will be a vendor at the Wasatch Front Materials Expo (WFME). Hosted by the Utah SAMPE Chapter, there will be 62 vendors and close to 500 people attending.

 

Mark your calendar:

The 13th Annual Wasatch Front Materials Expo (WFME)

When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)

Where: Salt Lake Community College Miller Campus, Sandy, UT  

 

Be sure to stop by Table 36 and chat with us about your autoclave composites curing challenges and how we can help you check-off a number of things on your autoclave operation's process improvements bucket list. 


Learn more:

 

Aerospace Autoclave Composites Thermocouple Resources Guide

 

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Topics: continuous improvement, composites curing, Tradeshows, thermocouple, SAMPE

4 New Year’s Resolutions Every Autoclave Composites Manufacturer Should Make

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Jan 24, 2018 8:51:43 AM

 

Many of us start out the year with grand plans and positive resolutions to change or improve something in our lives, be it personal, professional or both. Ironically, January 17th, otherwise known as “Ditch New Year's Resolution Day” is gaining popularity. Sad but true. It’s the day when many people abandon their New Year's resolutions.

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Topics: Thermocouple Traceability, Aerospace Composites, Autoclave Thermocouples, NADCAP, continuous improvement, composites curing

Experience Matters with Thermocouple

Posted by Joseph Ugalde

Feb 16, 2017 11:57:58 AM

 

I recently had the privilege of chatting with our very own VP of Manufacturing, Pat Arnone. Pat has a vast knowledge of our product and the industries that use it. As of this year, his experience in the business spans 40 years. He eats, sleeps, and breathes wire and he’s proud of it!

 

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Topics: continuous improvement, new year

4 Ways Thermocouple Wire Vendors Build Value, Long Term Relationships

Posted by Vlad Fedorchak

May 5, 2015 10:30:00 AM

In all aspects of our lives, personal and professional, each of us strives to build valuable, lasting  relationships and the building process continues through the course of our entire life. The topic on building business relationships came to me this past weekend when I got the sudden and inexplicable urge to revisit some old marketing articles from my MBA marketing class. In particular, I dove into materials on innovation as well as risk and reward management of new product portfolios.  Since I'm now more immersed into my marketing role and working with new thermocouple wire and cable product ideas, it seemed like a  progressive and productive thing to do on a weekend where the weather, quite frankly, wasn’t my definition of springtime.

 

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Topics: Innovation through Synergy, continuous improvement, supplier relationships

Applying 6S Continuous Improvement to Shipping

Posted by Dana Weinstein

Mar 17, 2015 9:55:30 AM

Have you ever been completing a task, deep in concentration, and suddenly you’re interrupted – a coworker with a question, you ran out of staples, you lost your pen – and now you’ve lost that concentration? It takes you extra time to get your train of thought back, and you’re more likely to make costly errors. Something so simple as a mis-placed tool can distract anyone, whether in the office or on the shop floor, from the task at hand.

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Topics: continuous improvement