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Platter Slip Rings

2022-08-15 09:53:57
What is a Slip Ring? A slip ring is an electromechanical device that allows the transmission of power and electrical signals from a stationary to a rotating structure. A slip ring is a method of making electrical contact to form rotating assembly. It is an electric transmission device that allows…

What is Plating?

2022-07-25 08:49:51
Plating is a manufacturing process in which a thin layer of metal coats an underlying substance. This can be achieved through electroplating, which requires an electric current, or through electroless plating, which is in autocatalytic chemical process. Metal plating has been used for hundreds of…

Computerized Manufacturing

2022-06-22 08:39:04
Computerized manufacturing refers to the dynamic future of computer aided design and manufacturing. Often referred to as CNC, computerized manufacturing and machining plays a vital role in the evolving world of modern manufacturing. But what is CNC, exactly? How does it play a role in the manufac…

Printed Circuit Board Tape

2022-05-12 07:29:45
What is a Printed Circuit Board? Printed circuit boards, abbreviated as PCBs, are the foundational building block for most electronics manufacturing.  A high-density, high-speed circuit board may be used in supercomputers and servers. Printed circuit boards are the foundation on which all other e…

Nearshore Manufacturing

2022-04-18 09:25:47
What is Nearshore vs Offshore Manufacturing? You may be familiar with “offshore” manufacturing as a way to reduce production costs, but, for many manufacturers, that has started to change. More manufacturing operations are now considering “nearshore” manufacturing as a way…

Fiber Optic Polishing

2022-03-10 08:40:56
The fiber optic polishing process removes any excess epoxy or fiber stub left after cleaving, shapes the ferrule, and removes scratches in the glass, enabling an end finish that passes optical signals with minimum loss. It affects two types of optical loss: insertion loss and return loss. Inserti…

Where is Aerospace Manufacturing Located?

2022-02-15 07:03:52
The Aerospace Industry Cluster provides employment in a variety of operations from aircraft manufacturing, commercial airline travel, air cargo, and private and charter flights, to maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) facilities. With nearly 490,000 people in the U.S. engaged in the Aerospace …

Will manufacturing move out of China?

2022-01-19 09:26:24
Companies are leaving China in droves. A Gartner survey of supply chain leaders showed that 33% have plans to move at least a portion of their manufacturing out of China and away from Chinese companies in favor of other countries by 2023. The list of companies rethinking their subcontracting stra…

When Should Your Company Develop Its Own Software?

2021-12-22 17:22:56
Every company needs and uses software, and some is a significant driver of business success. But as small companies grow to midsize, software performance gaps can emerge. Finding new software solutions can fix problems and inefficiencies and help teams develop innovative products and services. Bu…

BF&S Succeeds in Providing COVID Vaccine to Employees Internationally

2021-09-20 08:55:53
BF&S is a manufacturing contractor providing products used in the aerospace, defense, medical, industrial, and commercial industries. Founded in 1988, BF&S has decades of experience manufacturing in Mexico, with over 500 employees in the state of Sonora. As the Covid-19 vaccine became wid…

Stator Assembly

2021-09-14 14:42:37
The stator assembly is a stationary coil in an AC motor. These types of assemblies include a stator core and a coil, which is wound and inserted in the stator core with ends connected to lead wires. Stator Core A stator core is used in things like hydroelectric power but is also used in more…

Electrochemical Machining

2021-08-20 10:06:05
Electrochemical machining (ECM) is a method of removing metal by an electrochemical process. The electrochemical machining process is a function of electrochemistry: the branch of physical chemistry concerned with the relationship between electrical potential, as a measurable and quantitative phe…

Manufacturing in China – The True Cost

2021-07-27 11:05:26
Manufacturing in China For decades, manufacturing companies have relied on Chinese factories to produce their products. This evolution in manufacturing practices has become commonplace across several sectors. However, the true cost of manufacturing in China is often unexplored. What is the true c…

Aerospace Industry in Mexico

2021-06-04 10:40:26
According to the International Trade Administration (ITA), the aerospace industry in Mexico has played an integral part in Mexico’s economic growth for decades. What is aerospace? How long has the aerospace industry played a role in Mexico’s economic development? Why is Mexico an ideal location f…

Machine Shops in Mexico

2021-05-18 16:37:51
A manufacturing machine shop is defined as a “room, building, or company where machining, a form of subtractive manufacturing is done.” One of the functions of a machine shop includes performing CNC machining, adding to the precision and quality of the overall manufacturing process. I…

Mexico Contract Manufacturing – The Benefits

2021-03-01 21:01:42
In 2018, Mexico imported $371.9 billion worth of goods into the U.S. Manufacturing imports included vehicle components; agricultural products; medical instruments; and much more. Each year, more companies choose contract manufacturing in Mexico as the solution to their supply chain needs. Despite…

Mexico vs China Manufacturing

2021-02-04 14:21:44
Mexico is the United States’ second-largest supplier of imported goods. In 2018, Mexico imported $371.9 billion worth of goods into the U.S. Manufacturing imports included vehicle components, agricultural products, medical instruments, and much more. In 2019, the North American Free Trade Agreeme…

Christmas Delivery

2020-12-23 09:00:00
US Based Manufacturing Company Brings Warmth to Those in Need in Hermosillo by Donating Blankets  On December 21, BF&S Manufacturing donated 170 blankets to the State Capital of Hermosillo, Sonora (Mexico) to aid those in need during this cold winter season.  CEO Carlos Fernandez spent over a…

American-Based Near Shore Manufacturing Company Donates Life-Saving Medical Supplies to a Hospital in Moctezuma, Sonora

2020-10-30 07:00:00
  On October 30, 2020, American-Based Aerospace and Medical near-shore manufacturer BF&S Manufacturing (MEFASA), donated life-saving medical supplies to Hospital Comunitario Moctezuma. The Moctezuma municipality welcomed this donation by hosting an event at the University de la Sierra in…

American-Based Aerospace Manufacturer Adds 225 More Jobs to a Local Community

2020-02-18 07:00:00
Companies Can Help Boost Local Economies as Well as Their Bottom Line by Outsourcing to Mexico On February 18, 2020, a well-established, American-based contract aerospace manufacturing company known as BF&S Manufacturing broke ground to expand operations in the small town of Cumpas, Mexico. C…
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