friction welding

Inertia Friction Welding vs CNC Machining

November 6, 2017

Why should a printing or material handling OEM care about the difference between Inertia friction welding and CNC machining? You’re about to find out. As the primary decision maker for your manufacturing company, you’re responsible for the survival of your…

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Company Finds Significant Savings Through Inertia Welding

October 17, 2017

An OEM of material handling machines was searching for a way to reduce product costs for the rollers used in its machines. The company was buying products from various vendors and wanted to reduce excessive handling as the part was…

How to Choose Conveyor Rollers

October 11, 2017

As the leader of your manufacturing company, the survival of your business depends on sales. Your family, your employees, and their families are counting on you to make decisions that will get your products sold and produce a profit. That…

industrial rollers

How to Get Better Industrial Rollers from Your Roller Manufacturer

August 12, 2017

Are you happy with the quality of the industrial rollers you’re buying? Does your roller manufacturer provide fast enough turnaround times? Low enough prices? If not, you may need a better process for reviewing their offerings and your design drawings…

inertia friction welding for cnc machining

How to Reduce CNC Machining Time & Cost

May 3, 2017

We’ve met many manufacturing businesses that could maximize their profits by combining CNC machining with innovative manufacturing techniques. Combining innovative techniques, such as inertia friction welding, with CNC machining can significantly reduce lead time and material cost. Let’s take a…

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Reduce Manufacturing Costs with Custom Roll Forming

March 2, 2017

In the manufacturing industry, lowering costs through innovative processes is always highly sought after. In order to stay competitive, most manufacturing companies look for ways to lower labor costs, reduce material waste, find ways to lower needed maintenance, and add…


What Is Remanufacturing? (And What It Isn’t)

January 31, 2017

As Pierce Industries defines the term, remanufacturing is taking a used product, or component of that product, and converting it to a like-new condition so that it is the equivalent of a new product in terms of: performance specifications appearance…

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What Is Inertia Welding?

December 20, 2016

Are you looking to reduce production time and material cost? Don’t risk losing a competitive edge in the marketplace by overlooking inertia welding. Categorized under friction welding, inertia welding joins metal parts together by force: a rotating component is pressed…

Ultrasonic Testing of Components

Ultrasonic Testing of Components

July 8, 2016

Ultrasonic testing is an inspection method which is part of the family of nondestructive testing processes. In ultrasonic testing, short, high frequency sound waves are transmitted through a component or raw material. This inspection method detects internal flaws such as…

manufacturing rollers

Manufacturing Jobs in America

May 3, 2016

Author: Tom Scheurer, Materials Manager, Pierce Industries The candidates who are running for Presidency have focused a lot of their discussions around bringing manufacturing jobs back to America. As a professional in this industry, I decided to do a little research to see…

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