Metal Conversations interview series

Advice from manufacturing experts about designing components

Listen to interviews of experts from companies that fabricate components and supply materials.

Hear how to develop successful component designs and work with suppliers. Learn how to avoid these unpleasant surprises:
  • Component costs too high.
  • Desired fabricator no-quotes a critical component.
  • Products taking too long to develop because it's difficult to make your components.
  • Components meet specifications, but don't perform as needed.
  • Component quality and reliability problems take too long to fix.

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Interview: Metal Stamping
This interview is with Rich Nielsen, Director of Engineering at IMS Buhrke-Olson, a metal stamping and assembly company. We discussed […]
Interview: Metal Fasteners
This interview is with Mike Connelly, retired VP of Engineering and Quality at Casey Products, a fastener distributor. We discussed […]

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