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The Advantages of Working with a Contract Metal Manufacturer

As manufacturing methods become increasingly complex and delivery deadlines increasingly tight, many companies are choosing to outsource production to a contract metal manufacturer. A contract metal manufacturer is a third-party provider that produces a component, which will be used in your final product. It’s a partnership that can bring significant benefits to your operation, including:…

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Why Choose Photochemical Etching for Bipolar and Cooling Plates

As the global fuel cell market continues to rise, manufacturing companies are seeking more affordable and efficient ways to produce the bipolar and cooling plates that are essential to this technology. Fuel cells are produced by stacking these precise plates that are machined with elaborate channels to enable liquids and gasses to flow. The bipolar…

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What Is Particle Size Reduction and How Switzer Micro Screens Can Help

  Particle size reduction is the process of reducing large solids or bulk material masses into smaller uniform-sized particles. Particle size reduction is necessary for processing products, enhancing and improving a material’s performance properties, or meeting stringent processing requirements. Particle size can affect the viscosity, flow rates and stability of a given product. In high-production…

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How Exactly EMI/RFI Shielding Manages Interference

  Electromagnetic interference (EMI), also called radio-frequency interference (RFI), is a disturbance produced by an outside source that affects an electrical circuit due to electromagnetic induction, coupling or conduction.  EMI/RFI shielding is designed to protect electronic devices from malfunction by blocking unwanted external electromagnetic waves or preventing internal electromagnetic waves from emitting and interfering with…

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How to Maximize Yield in Pharmaceutical Production with PCM Micro Screens

  As an industry, pharmaceutical production is governed by strict standards to ensure medication is always safe for use and achieves its required performance. We know that drug manufacturers must implement rigorous quality control measures, such as fine particle filtration and separation processes to obtain the appropriate particle size distribution (PSD) for maximum efficacy. Micro…

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How Switzer Showed Support When the Community Needed It Most

Core Value: Community We help others succeed and celebrate their success. We respect, understand, and care for each other, the community, our vendors and our customers. Local Businesses Switzer was lucky enough to survive the difficult year of 2020. Sadly, the changes the pandemic brought effected some industries worse than others. Of these industries, restaurants…

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Engineer Feature: Jack Pilie

A member of Switzer’s team for now four years, process engineer Jack Pilie thrives off of the collaboration and problem-solving involved in the chemical etching process. Pulling from a wealth of experience, Jack offers insights onto the highlights of his work in the manufacturing industry. What is the most innovative project you’ve worked on? A…

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The Importance of Choosing the Right Etcher

When it comes to finding a supplier of metal components, there are dozens of options; but choosing the right one can make all the difference in terms of obtaining exactly what you need. While there are many more relevant factors in selecting an etcher, we have picked three that Switzer considers most important: experience, capabilities…

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What Makes Switzer Home for Jill Re

Jill Re first joined Switzer’s team two years ago as the company’s HR Manager. Since then, Jill has gained a wealth of experience, newfound knowledge and even a new title: Director of Finance and Administration. Now, she reflects on what has made Switzer such a great place to work. What originally attracted you to Switzer? Do…

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Will Gen Z Throw the Manufacturing Industry a Life Jacket?

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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