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Proposition 65 List – Warnings and Signage

In 1986, California voters addressed growing concerns over toxic chemical exposure. The resulting initiative was coined the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic enforcement as of 1986, commonly referred to as Proposition 65.

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10 Profound Manufacturing Lessons from Elon Musk’s Latest Memo

Amidst building rocket ships and pondering whether AI is likely to destroy humans, Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently took over direct control of Tesla’s troubled Model 3 Production. A leaked memo shows the acute nature of Elon’s expectations. Here are Elon Musk’s top 10 brilliant pieces of advice from the company-wide memo.

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Cleanroom Installation Examples by CleanPro®

Here are some best-in-class cleanroom projects, in which the PAC cleanroom division, CleanPro, provided expertise and turnkey execution for design and installation of cleanroom enclosures, furniture, and components.

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Finding a High Performance IC Socket Manufacturer

Overall size and method of attachment is crucial to ideal fit and function. Off-the-shelf solutions don’t always fit specific requirements for outdated or rare hardware. Custom designed IC sockets accommodate rare device configurations, odd sizes, and alternate mounting configurations.

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What’s the Best Automatic Shoe Cover Dispenser or Remover Machine?

There’s one crucial thing you need to consider before purchasing an automatic shoe cover remover or automatic shoe cover dispenser.

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Should the Ban on a Specific Type of PPE Glove Worry Pharmaceutical, Electronic, and Packaging Manufacturers?

Should pharmaceutical, food, packaging, and electronics industries be concerned about new PPE regulations? According to the FDA, yes.

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Chemical Compatibility – Metals

KEY: Hazards: Only primary ones are shown. For example, chlorine is not shown as an asphyxiant because its toxicity will kill you first. A =

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Electropolishing Standards and Guidelines

Reprinted with permission by Terra Universal, Inc. Overview This document provides a description of the electropolishing (EP) procedures performed by Terra Universal. It also specifies

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Pros and Cons of Solder Paste Stencils — Alpha Assembly Solutions

All electronic devices have a printed circuit board fit into them. It is the most basic component, needed for all electronics to function the way

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The Importance of Receiving and Putaway

Reprinted with permission by Newcastle Systems, Inc. You could argue that all areas of the warehouse are equally important but the bottom line is if

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Optimize Your Wireless Facility: The Top Three Reasons to Implement Mobile Workstations

Thanks to wireless technology, mobile powered workstations (MPWs) are opening up new frontiers of efficiency and productivity. These workstations with integrated power supplies can maneuver computers, printers, scales,

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Why Do I Need Fume Extraction?

There are many applications where fume extraction is necessary and/or required by law. Manufacturing and assembly operations, repair centers, salons, ect. Anywhere where there are

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The Dangers of Isopropyl Alcohol

Hazards of Isopropyl Alcohol (IPA) As we’ve discussed in a previous post, there are many advantages of using isopropyl alcohol in the manufacturing process because of

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Personal Protective Equipment Infographic

This infographic is courtesy of Compliance and Safety and is a great visual guide to Personal Protective Equipment. If you would like to read more,

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Just-in-Time Production & Kanban

Introduction to Just in Time Production We’ve covered 5S Manufacturing processes and Cellular Manufacturing, so today’s focus is on another lean thinking method: Just-in-Time Production

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Lean Cellular Manufacturing: Processing, Methods, Layouts, and Implementation

Cellular manufacturing helps reduce waste by reducing defects that result from processing and product changeovers. Since products or components move through a cell one piece at a time, operators can quickly identify and address defects. Autonomation (jidoka) in cellular systems helps prevent waste by signaling when defects occur.

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40 Suggestions for a Safer Lab

The Laboratory Safety Institute’s Laboratory Safety Guidelines Steps Requiring Minimal Expense Have a written health, safety and environmental affairs (HS&E) policy statement. Organize a departmental HS&E committee

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