DANIELSON, CT—Spirol International Corp., a leading producer of coiled spring pins, slotted spring pins, disc springs, inserts, shims and other fastening components, has received the 2020 General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award.
Evolution is inherent to the materials and equipment used in assembly, regardless of the product being made. For example, semi- and tank trailers increasingly feature composite-material components, along with those made of traditional steel or aluminum.
In the classic game Pin the Tail on the Donkey, players use a push pin to attach the tail to the donkey. On a metal or plastic toy donkey, however, a push pin would be unable to hold the tail in place, especially if it needs to move in some way. A better choice for this application is a solid metal dowel pin.
Diabetes is on the rise worldwide. Some 10 million people are diagnosed with the disease every year. That unfortunate statistic has led to increased demand for insulin pens. These medical devices are used by diabetics to inject insulin.
Clichés have a place in manufacturing, so long as they truly fit the application. For example, the expression "It's not rocket science" is perfectly appropriate to describe the use of a small manual press for a punching operation in the assembly of a consumer product.
An ad hoc team of management, assembly and mechanical engineering personnel at Promess are producing PPE for local hospitals, first responders, dentists, traveling nurses, homeless shelters and nursing homes in Southeastern Michigan.