Month: March 2023

OEM Manufacturing Scaling

4 Reasons Custom OEM Automation Projects Fail

From managing projects in-house to changing product specs mid-stream, here are some common – and costly – mistakes that can derail OEM equipment design and build projects. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) produce equipment for use in manufacturing facilities (e.g. semiconductor fabs for microchips). The design and build of this equipment is sometimes outsourced for strategic […]

Factory Automation Equipment

6 Reasons Factory Automation Projects Fail

A few years ago, we were hired to create factory automation equipment for a manufacturer that would enable them to scale production. It was a complex job but nothing we couldn’t handle or hadn’t seen before. The customer’s product was not designed for automation and required a fair amount of back-and-forth between the client and […]

Join Our Seminar: The Valley of Death in Laser Manufacturing & Automation

As laser manufacturing continues to grow in popularity for its unique advantages of quality, reliability, and longevity, more manufacturers are exploring the possibilities for incorporating laser technology into their processes. Laser technology can be tricky, however, for manufacturers using it for the first time – stalling a project in the risk-strewn territory known as the […]

Determining the Right Laser Chart

How to Select the Right Laser: 10 Steps to Guide You Through the Process

Author: Mark Turner, PhD, Turner Laser Systems In the last laser blog, three common mistakes in selecting lasers were explored. This blog covers the 10 steps to finding the right laser with help from a trusted laser partner. Step 1: Articulate the Application Communicating your big picture, product vision, and process needs is crucial for […]

Picking Lasers School Blackboard Graphic

3 Common Mistakes in Selecting Lasers

Author: Mark Turner, PhD, Turner Laser Systems In the previous blog, we explored how to choose the right partner to support your process and integration needs at the very early stage of discovering lasers as a potential solution to your product development or manufacturing needs. In this blog, we cover one of the most common […]

Types of Laser Solution Providers

So You’ve Discovered Lasers – Now What?

Author: Mark Turner, PhD, Turner Laser Systems This is the first blog in a series to guide you through the key steps and challenges in laser process development — from concept all the way to manufacturing success. This article focuses on the early phase where you’ve just discovered lasers as a potential solution for your […]