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Will Gen Z Throw the Manufacturing Industry a Life Jakcet?

As the manufacturing industry deals with a lack of labor now, employers worry about the supply for future candidates. According to Deloitte, there will be a manufacturing labor shortage of 2.4 million by 2028. However, there is potential for a saving grace: Gen Z. After seeing Millennials drown in student-debt, many more Gen Zers are…

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A Company without a Boss

According to the Volaris Group, the difference between a boss and a leader is the following: “a boss is someone who manages their employees, while a leader inspires them to innovate, think creatively and strive for perfection.” Across industries, you can find thousands of bosses giving orders and demanding results to keep their business running…

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Engineer Feature: Kim Murray

From joining Switzer’s team four years ago, Kim Murray – Switzer’s senior engineer – has always been an innovative thinker who pulls from creativity and experience to overcome challenges and do the impossible. What is the most innovative project you’ve worked on? Throughout her time here at Switzer, Kim has worked to develop and execute…

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Drones Helping Out During the Pandemic

As the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus sent people inside for safety, something came out to clean up the mess: drones. While humans couldn’t interact with one another, drones took over some roles to help people in the midst of the worldwide pandemic. enforcing social distancing While the pandemic resulted in strict stay-at-home orders…

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Looking Back as Switzer Drives Forward

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement and success would have no meaning.” One company which can attest to the truth of Franklin’s statement is Switzer: a contract manufacturing company that has embraced continual change and expansion to become an industry leader since its establishment in 1988. Headquartered…

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How EMI Shielding Techniques Are Powering the Future of EV/Hybrid Vehicles

It’s hard to remember a time where streets were void of electric and hybrid vehicles. In fact, it’s quite common these days to see plug-in stations in parking lots and hear of well-known automotive brands embracing the electric culture.

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The Stack Up: Metal Etching Versus Laser Cutting

When designing or sourcing a manufacturer for a flat precision metal component, trying to determine whether laser cutting or photochemical etching* is the best alternative method to produce it can be difficult. And as with nearly every component, the answer may not be black and white.

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5 Techniques Used in Sheet Metal Fabrication

Sheet metal fabrication is a process that involves various techniques. While each comes with its own advantages, it’s important to consider how these benefits apply to your specific design.

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What is a photo tool? And how is it different than hard tooling?

Short Version: Photo tools are an essential step in the etching process. They are the means by which we transfer your design from your CAD file onto the metal.

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: 5 Trends Leading the Industry

While drones may not be a new technology, it’s only recently that their mass adoption and use has grown. Amidst this growth, the majority of opportunities have come from the commercial and civil side. In fact, according to 2016 research from Goldman Sachs, commercial and civil organizations are expected to spend $13 billion on drones…

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