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ADM – Cleveland 2017

Posted on: March 22nd, 2017 by The Technology House

2017 Advanced Design and Manufacturing Cleveland

What is Advanced Design and Manufacturing (ADM) Cleveland?

ADM Cleveland will deliver the full spectrum of advanced design and manufacturing technology. Engineers and executives will get access to the latest solutions in the product development process with cutting-edge technologies, networking events, and educational opportunities.

Who Should Attend?

Engineers and executives who use or are interested in 3D printing and additive manufacturing in key industries such as automotive, medtech, aerospace, robotics, automation, plastics, packaging, and design technology. The conference will have interactive events and exhibits for people of all skill levels.

Will I See TTH There?

Of course!  We will be exhibiting at the conference at booth #523.  Be sure to stop by to see firsthand the innovation and benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.  Also, we will have plenty of free giveaways.

Sign Me Up!

Individual registration is $75, which includes all speakers, presentations, exhibits, and meals.

Registration 2017 Advanced Design and Manufacturing Cleveland

The Future

Posted on: August 18th, 2016 by The Technology House

With The Technology House’s 20th anniversary this month, I have done much reflecting on how and why we got to this mark. If you ask someone that has worked with us, they will say that we do Rapid Prototyping, Additive Manufacturing, 3D printing, Injection Molding or CNC Machining. They will tell you the services we provide. While driving in to work today it hit me like a ton of bricks when I asked, “Why do we do what we do?” Yes, The Technology House can make parts but the reason we are here is bigger than that.

While working at a leading consumer goods company our owner Chip Gear began noticing thousands of dollars being spent on rapid prototypes from his engineering team. As he starting to dig into WHY they needed these parts, he found his answer. Time.

It saved them time. See, time is the one thing we can never replace or get back. You can rework a project or fix a tool, but you will never get the time spent on that back. He realized that this process was a disruptive technology, able to cut new product launches from years to months.

So, 20 years later, here we are. Still working every day to save people in this world time. Pushing the limits to reduce product launches from years to months to weeks.

There is a lot of hype and excitement in the 3D Printing industry today. Entrepreneurs like Chip are the reason this excitement can be found in classrooms, universities and companies worldwide.

Today, we celebrate Chip and his family. We celebrate all our customers, vendors, suppliers and especially the employees that helped to get us to where we are at today. And we celebrate The Future and all its unknowns. We will all keep pushing the boundaries of time with innovative design and technologies to help better the companies of the world and future.

With the utmost appreciation, we thank you! We would not be here today without all of you!

Manufacturing Exhibition at the Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase

Posted on: July 19th, 2016 by The Technology House

 

Next Wednesday, July 27th 2016, we will be exhibiting at the Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase in Columbus, OH. This event is part of the [M]EDNEXT series presented by MAGNET in partnership with BioOhio. The idea of this [M]EDNEXT series is to connect established manufacturing companies to critical biomedical resources to help create new revenue streams, create jobs and strengthen the economy here in Ohio. The Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showcase, in particular, was created to help local Ohio company’s like ours, find and connect more closely with local medical companies.

Ohio Bioscience Expo & showcase

BioOhio is a membership organization that builds and accelerates bioscience industry, research and education in Ohio. They have almost 400 members ranging from start-ups, universities, research institutions and medical manufacturers.

MAGNET is a networking, nonprofit organization to support, educate and champion manufacturing in Ohio. They are dedicated to help manufacturers grow and compete.

We (Sea Air Space Machining & Molding with The Technology House) decided to attend and exhibit this year at the BioOhio event because we see the growing need for medical companies to connect with local resources like us for engineering, design, prototyping, and production manufacturing. The medical industry is growing and is unique when compared to some other industries because of quality requirements, materials and, often times, low volume production required.

This creates a niche area for a company like ours that can provide Additive Manufacturing, Cast Urethane Molding, Custom Injection Molding and CNC Machining all under one roof. Many component manufacturers are setup to run high volume production with running the same part over and over. This can be different in the medical industry. Sometimes we may run two different parts on the same machine in the same day. But, the production parts still need to be turned around quickly, with high quality and a fair price.

This is why the Ohio Bioscience Expo & Showces is important and a great opportunity provided by BioOhio and MAGNET. This event will help to spread the word to both sides, in order to support, grow and better each other and the way our businesses operate. In this day and age, it is critical for manufacturing and medical companies alike to create networks in order to provide the most efficient part from the most efficient process.

With both The Technology House and Sea Air Space Machining & Molding, we have seen the needs from design to prototype to production. In the last couple years, we have also seen the need for specialized processes for the medical industry, like validated injection molding. Last year, we worked with another local medical company to help develop a validated injection molding process. Hopefully we can help more companies too.

We hope you come to visit us and all we can offer down at the Ohio Bioscience

Ohio Bioscience Expo & showcase

Technology House In The Akron Beacon Journal

Posted on: July 11th, 2016 by The Technology House

The Technology House featured in The Akron Beacon Journal

Recently the Akron Beacon Journal came to the Technology House to do an article focused on additive manufacturing and the new Carbon CLIP 3D printer. Click below to read the article on how Northeast Ohio is becoming the leading region for additive manufacturing.

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Quality Management: Quality Leadership 100

Posted on: August 18th, 2015 by The Technology House

The Quality Leadership 100 in Quality Magazine recognizes many top-performing plants and facilities for their dedication to quality. Quality Magazine notes that the results are “evaluated on continuous improvement and internal quality programs in place; contribution to quality to profitability and shareholder value; average number of hours monthly that employees receive quality training; scrap and rework as a percentage of sales; warranty costs as a percentage of sales; and registration to various standards such as ISO 9001.”

This year, our sister company, Sea Air Space Machining & Molding, was listed in the TOP TEN. Of course we are proud to be noted on this list at number 7, but what does this mean for you?

This means that we are committed to ensuring that yours parts meet your specific requirements. We take pride in being parts of your team, and strive to be a value-added supplier. One way that we be a value-added supplier is that our project managers and engineers provide a “fresh pair of eyes” on your project. This involves reviewing all files at no extra cost so we can verify file accuracy and suggest time- and money-saving design, process, and material changes.

Click here to learn more about our commitment to you.

Quality Leadership

3 Benefits of Working with a Small Business

Posted on: May 13th, 2015 by The Technology House

Last week as National Small Business Week.  This is a time where the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) highlights the impact of small businesses and entrepreneurs on job creation, competitiveness, and innovation. But you may say to yourself, what’s in it for me?  Below are three benefits we feel our customers receive when working with a small business like us:

The Feeling of Family

We try to transcend the feeling of being a part of a family not only through our team, but also to our customers. This feeling of family often creates a tremendous amount of energy during projects. Rather than simply deliver parts, this family atmosphere allows us to be a value added vendor to our customer.

Lean Structure

A small business is, by nature, very lean. This can allow for decision and response times to be much quicker, which allows for more flexibility and adaptability. The lean structure of a small business also allows almost every employee to be much closer to the business and the customer, allowing for both an understanding of how the company works and increased customer satisfaction.

Quick to Meet the Customer’s Needs

A small business has the distinct advantage of changing plans or tactics much faster than your larger competitors. This allows a small company to adapt and tailor its products and services based off customer feedback.

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March Manufacturing PMI shows growth. But What Does this Mean?

Posted on: April 3rd, 2014 by The Technology House

The Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) published by the ISM (Institute of Supply Management) registered 53.7 percent for the month of March. This is an increase of 0.5 percent from February’s reading of 53.2.

But, what does this number mean? And how are they calculated?

This index number is based off a monthly polling of businesses that represent the makeup of various manufacturing sectors. 400 purchasing managers are surveyed in five different fields; production level, new orders from customers, speed of supplier deliveries, inventories and employment level. Respondents report either better, same, or worse conditions than the previous month.  Any reading above 50% indicates growth, and any reading below 50% indicates contraction.

Manufacturing numbers

Based off our insight and these numbers, the sector appears to be strong, and looks to continue this trend.