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Supplier Selection, New Vendor Consideration

Published June 10, 2020 Many different items and services in multiple business categories are sourced and purchased in the course of daily procurement duties. Qualifying a new vendor and building a supplier base is essential for any business, especially during … Continue reading

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A Crisis Plan For When Manufacturing Suddenly Stops

Published May 22, 2020 There is no easy way to say this, times are tough right now.  When a crisis happens, the first thing that comes to mind is to panic, and we have seen a lot of that over … Continue reading

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Understanding UV – The Benefits of UV and UV Curing

Published May 6, 2020 When I tell people that I work for a manufacturer of UV curing equipment and parts, they usually have no clue what I am talking about.  I then tell them about the benefits of UV and … Continue reading

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Working with a UV Chemist: Get the Right UV Formula for Your Product

Published February 6, 2020 You are an engineer.  They are chemists.  You will get the best results by talking to the UV Chemist using Engineering vocabulary (application and product performance).  Unless you are the rare individual who is capable of … Continue reading

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Ergonomic Solutions in the Workplace

Published January 24, 2020 Have any of you ever had a small pebble in your shoe that made it uncomfortable to walk, but you just ignored it and continue until you had the time to remove it or found you … Continue reading

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Managing a Manufacturing Team and Multiple Jobs

Published January 9, 2020 Managing a manufacturing team is complex.  You will face challenges, opportunities, and difficult decisions, all while overseeing a staff with different personalities, strengths, and abilities.  When you add multiple jobs into the mix, you have a … Continue reading

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UV RADIOMETER TYPES AND HOW TO USE THEM

Published December 30, 2019 When curing with UV, maintaining consistent and accurate results may be a bit challenging without the use of an instrument called a UV radiometer. Each UV process, whether microwave, arc, or LED, requires a specific output … Continue reading

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Types of Resilient Flooring

Published December 5, 2019 The resilient flooring market has grown over the past few years and continues to do so. Due to its long-lifespan, attractive appearance, low maintenance, and ease of installation, resilient flooring has come into high demand.  Engineered … Continue reading

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Selecting the Right Wood Floor

Published February 25, 2019 Selecting the right wood floor can be one of the most important decisions you make for your home, since it’s often the one piece that ties a room together.  Not all wood floors are created equal … Continue reading

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Capital Equipment: Avenues of Payback & Return On Investment

Published January 7, 2019 Capital equipment can be defined as equipment used for the manufacture of another set of products or components and depending on your industry can be valued anywhere between $5,000 to $2,000,000. The purchase of capital equipment, … Continue reading

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Christmas Tradition

Published December 27, 2018 It’s the most wonderful time of the year across the globe. People from all over the world celebrate a Christmas tradition that you may not have ever heard of. For several weeks, people’s spirits seem to … Continue reading

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21 Ways to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

Published November 26, 2018 Recent news stated that the earth has between 2030 and 2052 before their are disastrous levels of global warming, unless you reduce your carbon footprint. The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) stated the planet … Continue reading

Work Instructions – Sustainable, Accessible and Documented

Work Instructions – Sustainable, Accessible and Documented

Published November 13, 2018 Science of Work Instructions Hands-on training in a Manufacturing environment is often the best method for measurable success, but what happens when reinforcement of said training must be made sustainable, accessible, and documented for posterity? Enter … Continue reading

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A Real-Life Ghost and Spirit Story, and Then Some…

Publisher October 29, 2018 Be warned, these are true encounters with spirits and ghosts.  It’s up to you whether you choose to believe in the paranormal or not. For a fun Halloween blog, we decided to interview Miltec UV employees. … Continue reading

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Tackle Your UV Curing Issues in Our Applications Lab

Published October 22, 2018 Miltec UV’s applications lab allows prospective customers to test drive Miltec’s equipment and products.  Miltec makes premium UV Equipment and products with various options.  The test drive helps clarify what options and upgrades are needed and … Continue reading

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Why can’t we just talk? Reinventing the Performance Review

Published October 12, 2018 Performance Review Time And here we are again … the dreaded annual performance review process! As a Human Resources professional with more than 20 years’ experience, I’ve been chasing down this process for far too many … Continue reading

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What’s in the Pantry? Quick Dinner Idea – Using Canned Food

Published October 10, 2018 The Dilemna I have been reading so much lately about metal cans that I wanted to share my real life “quick dinner” experience relying on the canned food in my pantry.  This was my dilemma.  I … Continue reading

Maintaining a healthy UV curing system

Maintaining a Healthy UV Curing System

Published October 1, 2018 Is your UV curing system performing as it should?  Are you constantly replacing over-heated lamps?  Maintaining a healthy UV curing system is crucial for obtaining successful results in curing and saving money.  There are five main … Continue reading

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Top 5 OSHA Safety Violations in the Workplace

Published September 24, 2018 The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was established in 1970 “to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.”  … Continue reading

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The Popularity of Metal Cans

Published September 17, 2018 Whoever thought that reading a magazine called CanTech International could be so interesting?  The magazine includes articles about manufacturing metal cans and the metal decorating industry, which utilizes UV.  UV systems, such as our HPI, cure the ink … Continue reading