Blog

Ways to the Future: Battery Enclosures


Tightened emission regulations, tax credits, and a governmental push has thrust electric vehicles (EV) into the limelight, resulting in OEMs introducing exciting new models, and consumers are taking notice. In the first quarter of 2022, EV registrations soared by 60 percent, and the overall market share hit a record 4.6 percent.


EVs are Nothing New


Although there has been a recent push for EVs, they have a fascinating history, first appearing well before internal combustion engine vehicles. The first prototype car with a rechargeable battery was introduced in about 1884. A decade later, an EV created quite the sensation at the 1893 Chicago World Fair. The ...

Read more

The Importance of Product Design and Prototyping


Taking a sheet metal component or product from concept to production can be an involved process. Understanding engineering principles for sheet metal fabrication becomes imperative. Sheet metal itself adds to the complexity since it can be made from various metals (stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum, etc.) and comes in a range of thicknesses, each with their own challenges. The best way to validate a product’s design is to create a product prototype that can be used or tested in your application.


Understanding Your Product


Before you begin the product design, there are questions about the product that must be answered about its purpos...

Read more

temp-post-image


Does Your Sheet Metal Manufacturer Offer Warehousing and Distribution?
This is what you could be missing.


Most manufacturing requires some level of warehousing, whether it be for raw materials, work-in-process, or finished products. Maintaining and managing a large warehouse, however, adds significant costs. Vendor-managed inventory and warehousing, when done right, is one way you can reduce those costs without negatively impacting your business.


Automotive is just one industry example that has long used just-in-time inventory and management systems. These strategies align raw materials or component orders from suppliers directly with production schedules to increase efficiency and reduce was...

Read more

temp-post-image




In-house Packaging, Contract Packager, Or Is There Another Way?


Whether you realize it or not, how your sheet metal product is packaged is a critical element of its success. Damaged products from underpackaging or, conversely, excessive packaging waste from overpackaging can turn customers off. Those customers may share their experience with others, which can cost you sales.


If your product has a polished or painted surface that can easily be scratched, proper packaging is even more critical. When it comes to packaging, you typically have two choices: you can package it yourself or send it to a contract packager.


Impact of Packaging In-house


Packaging your own products may require higher upfro...

Read more

temp-post-image



Considerations for Onshoring: Finding the Right Sheet Metal Manufacturer


Current supply chain disruptions and backed-up ports have left many companies without needed components and products. It has also refueled the debate on whether or not American companies should onshore their sheet metal manufacturing.


Although many Americans feel strongly about “made in America” products, there are times when offshoring makes sense. What is important is that you compare costs, evaluate your risks and the additional costs associated with those risks, and know the level of risk you are willing to take on.


Here are some things to consider when choosing the right sheet metal manufacturer, whether ...

Read more

At Tusco Display & Manufacturing, we are excited about the future of modern manufacturing! The industry continues to grow and innovate, as we welcome more creators into the field of manufacturing. On MFG Day 2021, we join with the National Association of Manufacturers in promoting the careers available in manufacturing by welcoming you into our facility to see some of our staff as they make modern manufacturing happen!






Tusco Display - Welcome to MFG Day 2021!





In-house Powder Coating Provides Customers Great Benefits


Powder coating traces its roots back to 1940s Germany when a fluid bed process was created to apply thermostatic resins. Modern electrostatic processing of powder coating, however, didn't make its debut until the 1960s. Today, powder coating is preferred over wet painting for its many benefits. Contract metal manufacturers that offer in-house powder coating provide even more significant benefits to their customers.


What is Powder Coating?


Powder coatings contain a mixture of polymer resins, pigments, curative additives, leveling agents, and flow modifiers that are melted together, cooled, and then ground into a powder that will be used t...

Read more

Coming Soon!

Contact