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4 Tips for Buying a Tilt Cart

Having an industrial cart or dolly at your warehouse can help to improve the manufacturing process. Carts and dollies tend to serve the same purpose, so they are basically interchangeable. Tilt carts are more efficient and safer to use than forklifts, and tilting equipment and can be manually maneuvered to carry parts and tools. At American Manufacturing, we offer our customers heavy-duty industrial carts that can roll, rotate, and tilt. Our versatile products are great for moving equipment and parts around when you need to. Let’s look at some of the benefits of buying a tilt cart for your [...]

2021-09-08T17:26:44-04:00September 8th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How Microchip Shortages Are Affecting the Auto Industry

If you’ve tried buying any electronics in the past year, you may have noticed a significant increase in pricing and a decrease in supply. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a massive surge in demand for electronic goods and other related products such as computers, gaming systems, and cars. The pandemic affected many industries because of the high demand for products due to people being stuck at home. In particular, the auto industry has especially been affected due to a worldwide microchip shortage. Here is a look into how semiconductor production shorted out and what this could [...]

2021-08-11T17:15:24-04:00August 11th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Steel Pricing Guide 2021: When Will Steel Prices Go Down?

Many industries slowed or even stopped the production of their products during the COVID-19 pandemic. The steel industry is no different, and with a continued supply shortage problem, there’s no clear indication of when the cost of steel will go back down. As a company that heavily produces steel products, American Manufacturing is constantly monitoring the steel market. Although it’s challenging to predict the steel price forecast for the last half of 2021 into 2022, American Manufacturing is working to keep costs low for customers. What Determines Steel Prices? Like most products, steel price changes are mainly determined by [...]

2021-07-01T12:27:14-04:00July 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

The Role of Automotive Suppliers

Automotive suppliers can range in scale and size from very large corporations to small or medium-sized companies. They play an integral role in both the manufacturing process and the automotive supply chain. There are also different roles and categories of automotive suppliers which we will further define. Keep reading to discover what automotive suppliers do and how they impact the automotive industry and supply chain as a whole.  What do automotive suppliers do? Automotive suppliers are commonly defined and referred to as companies that manufacture goods or products that are utilized within the production process of an automobile. This [...]

2021-06-07T11:58:11-04:00June 7th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

How Automotive Racks Help With Shipping

Industrial automotive racks are key to a seamless transit and shipping experience. They serve a great purpose in protecting automotive parts during transportation while also increasing the number of parts able to be shipped in one transit. A quality automotive rack should be able to withstand its environment as well as helping facilitate a smooth transition of automotive parts from one facility to the next.  Who needs industrial shipping racks?  Everyone who manufactures parts in multiple locations and has them sent to an assembly plant has a need for industrial shipping racks. Some industries that greatly benefit from industrial [...]

2021-04-20T14:08:40-04:00May 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

What is Steel Fabrication?

Steel fabrication is an extremely technical process that involves taking raw steel and shaping it into its desired form. It requires a high level of skill and proper equipment as there’s nearly no room for error. It is a necessary part of many industries and plays a large role in creating parts for mass consumption A closer look at steel fabrication  Industries and manufacturers often work with steel because of its high durability and opportunities for customization, especially since plastic is solely dependent on molds that are expensive to build. Steel is also a strong and versatile metal which [...]

2021-03-23T14:26:58-04:00April 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Benefits of Steel Pallets and Pallets With a Lip

Pallets serve an important role in the manufacturing process. It’s no surprise that because of their high level of functionality, pallets have become a basic component in our modern-day supply chain. There are a variety of different types of pallets that can be extremely helpful for manufacturers and serve their own purpose. Knowing the different benefits of each type of pallet can help manufacturers use them to their fullest capability.   What are the benefits of using a pallet with a lip?  Pallets with a lip are helpful for a variety of reasons. A lip pallet has a raised edge [...]

2021-02-26T13:47:36-05:00March 1st, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Integrating Ergonomic Equipment Into the Manufacturing Process

What is ergonomics? Ergonomics is defined as “an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely,” according to Merriam-Webster. Ergonomics, as it applies specifically to manufacturing, relates to the science of creating the process to fit the worker rather than pushing the worker to fit the job. The worker is the central focus and their capabilities shape deciding factors. Ergonomic equipment makes performing tasks more comfortable for the worker by limiting awkward motions and positions such as twisting, bending or stretching past a feasible and safe [...]

2021-02-09T12:21:26-05:00February 9th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

Benefits of High Volume Manufacturing

High volume manufacturing or production can be advantageous for consumers and manufacturers alike. Although they benefit in different ways, high volume manufacturing is a key aspect of manufacturing that individuals can capitalize on. Whether it’s finding a competitive advantage for a manufacturer and their business, or reaping the benefits of readily available, more cost-effective products, mass production has the ability to offer extraordinary benefits.  What is high volume manufacturing?  High volume manufacturing, commonly referred to as mass production, involves producing a large volume of goods over a short period of time. Usually, high volume manufacturing also means producing the [...]

2021-01-14T09:21:14-05:00January 11th, 2021|Blog|0 Comments

What to Expect for the Future of Manufacturing

Manufacturing industry overview The manufacturing industry is of high importance to the American economy. In 2016, the United States manufacturing sector would’ve stood alone as the ninth-largest economy in the world, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. As with many industries, the manufacturing industry faces both unique challenges and opportunities for advancement. Some of the challenges manufacturers are facing include market volatility, rising material cost and growing pressure to reduce prices. In an effort to combat these challenges, many manufacturers are also working to improve their performance across capabilities, strengthen their relationships with consumers and are seeking out [...]

2020-12-15T09:19:51-05:00December 14th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments