I don’t know that any enterprise can give you a better idea of the scope, width, and breadth of American manufacturing quite like the automotive industry:
*Pick a raw material – rubber, steel, plastic, glass, just to name a few – modern day production of all of these has been heavily influenced by the way they’re used in automobiles.
*Pick a manufacturing process – welding, cutting, molding, machining, mechanical & electrical assembly, again; just to name a few – car makers have revolutionized them all, oftentimes to the benefit of many other industries that have used…and adopted…these technological improvements.
*Pick a business. OK; this is going to depend on where you are. I’m in Cincinnati, Ohio. I can be on Interstate 75 Northbound in under 10 minutes, and four hours later (and on one tank of gas, thanks to the fuel efficiency of my American made automobile,) I can be in Detroit, Michigan – the land of the “Big Three.” And I’ll pass dozens, if not hundreds, of buildings within sight of the highway that house businesses whose largest customers are automotive industry types.
We brag on American manufacturing occasionally, because we’re proud to be a part of it, and to support so many different aspects of it. What got me thinking about all of this was a call I got recently about our Cold Gun Aircoolant Systems, and how one might be used in a particular machining application. They machine transmission parts and, due to the specifics of a new material and a subsequent operation, they needed to eliminate the liquid coolant. This is a ‘textbook’ situation for a Cold Gun – the part in question is small, and just needs a quick shot of cold air during the process, so they got a Model 5215 Standard Cold Gun, put it on the machine, and turned off the coolant…forever.
This is one of, literally, hundreds of applications where EXAIR’s line of engineered compressed air products is making all the difference in the world. If you’d like to discuss how we can help you keep up with the speed of technology, give me a call.