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Switzer Acts to Reduce Cardboard Waste

  Did you know that the average person in America uses about seven trees worth of paper yearly? That means America uses roughly 2,000,000,000 trees every year! A major majority of the paper produced is for cardboard packaging, and the demand for packaging material has made cardboard the single largest waste product by weight. Isn’t…

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Switzer Upgrades Wastewater Treatment System

Switzer, a precision metal parts provider, announces a major project to replace the wastewater treatment system at its production facility in Blasdell. The upgrade is part of a company-wide initiative to improve energy efficiency and safety of its operations. Minimizing Our Environmental Footprint Among many benefits, the new system will assure that Switzer’s discharge water…

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Metal Shortages and Record High Prices

The prices on important resources such as steel are continuing to soar due to high demand and low supply. The pandemic had a negative impact on many industries which led to supply shortages on critical goods. As restrictions are lifted and businesses are returning to full capacity, the metal shortages are not only continuing, but…

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Switzer’s Success in The Automotive Industry

At Switzer, we supply precision crafted metal components to numerous OEMs within a variety of industries. From aerospace-to-automotive, our expertise extends from above the clouds to on the road, and we never fail to deliver the quality the project deserves. Switzer Takes the Wheel Thanks to our hard work and continuous success in the industry,…

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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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Maintaining a Tight Tolerance for Heat Flux Gauge Masks

  In the aerospace industry, instrumentation is an important point of concern. Researchers are constantly searching for ways to design precise, reliable instruments that deliver accurate measurements.

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Enhancing the Tooling and Manufacturing of Metal Parts

  The way products are manufactured has a crucial impact on their success in the market. This is true not only of the processes behind their development but also the design and engineering of tools used for fabrication—or what’s known as tooling.

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How UAV Design Has Evolved Over the Years

  Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have come a long way in recent years. Lightweight parts and sophisticated sensors are now the norm, and cutting-edge technologies once reserved for industrial and military applications are available to consumers at relatively low costs.

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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…

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