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How Specialty Ring Products Uses Lean Manufacturing

One of the key elements in Specialty Ring Product’s continuous improvement efforts has been the adoption of lean manufacturing principles to improve productivity and efficiency as we design products such as rolled rings.

What is lean manufacturing? It’s a practice created in the Japanese auto industry – by Toyota, more specifically – to eliminate waste and inefficiency.

Going lean was so successful that it was embraced by manufacturers around the world. For an American company, being lean is critical when competing against countries where it costs less to do business.

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Join Specialty Ring Products at AGMA’s new Motion + Power Technology Expo

Oct 15, 2019 - Oct 17, 2019 
Located at TCF Center in Detroit, MI

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Rep. Fitzpatrick Visits Specialty Ring

U.S. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick took time recently to stop by Specialty Ring Products to better understand how manufacturers like us are dealing with an environment that has made it increasingly difficult to find qualified employees.

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The Benefit of Near Net Shapes

Among companies in the forging industry, Specialty Ring Products is a leader in the design and manufacture of near net shapes with a ring geometry.

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The Importance of AS9100 Certification

Since 1996, Specialty Ring Products has been an AS9100 certified as a manufacturer of seamless rolled rings. AS9100 is the international quality management system (QMS) standard for the aerospace industry, providing suppliers with a system to ensure they produce safe and reliable products according to civilian and military aviation requirements.

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How Seamless Rolled Rings Are Used in the Aerospace Industry

Earlier this month, we came across a story about a plan by NASA to send a nuclear-powered tunneling robot to explore the ocean beneath the icy surface of Europa, one of the moons of Jupiter.

There may be life in that ocean – or at least evidence that life once existed there – and NASA is hoping the tunnelbot can burrow into the ice – which may be as much as 18 miles thick – to look for clues, as Popular Mechanics reported December 17.

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The History of Metalworking

In 2020, Specialty Ring products is going to hit a pretty significant milestone: 130 years in business. That’s four generations of expertise in crafting seamless rolled rings and forged discs.

But the roots of our industry go much, much deeper. In this blog post, we’re going to take a look at the history of metalworking.

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A Comparison of Open Die and Seamless Rolled Ring Forging

In this blog post, we’re going to explore the differences between two types of forging: open die and seamless rolled ring.

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Seamless Ring Forging Process

You can find seamless rolled rings at work in a variety of applications: crushing rocks in the mining industry, helping turn windmills for power generation companies and keeping military jets in the air.

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Ring Forging & Milling Materials

Rolled ring forging is a process that works with several different materials, all with their own advantages.

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