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How FlexMation Helped Santa Save Christmas (A Manufacturing Miracle)

Of all the clients we’ve helped over the years, there’s one that may surprise you — Santa Claus. That’s right, Father Christmas himself. Trust us, we were just as shocked as you are right now. Here’s how it came to be… Eons ago, the North Pole was having a hectic season. Thanks to the success…
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FlexMation owners Steve McClintick and Jim Eng.

A Fun Glimpse of FlexMation’s Booth at MinnPack 2021

FlexMation had a booth at the 2021 MDM/MinnPack show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. While the event was smaller than previous years, it was still a great time. We had fun meeting with people and sharing technology that helps companies optimize assembly areas and manufacturing processes. Snapshots of The Event Our fabulous booth was ready…
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Visit FlexMation at MinnPack 2021

Exciting news—FlexMation will be attending the 2021 MDM/MinnPack show at the Minneapolis Convention Center from November 3rd-4th! We’ll be located in Booth 730 and will be showcasing equipment that helps improve assembly areas and manufacturing processes. Smart Klaus Demonstration John Johnson, Founder of Electronic Assembly Products LTD, will be with us to present demonstrations of…
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Now Hiring—Territory Manager (TM)

At FlexMation, we’re committed to forging new paths and partnerships that advance manufacturing performance. Your sales talents will be pivotal to our continued success and provide you the opportunity for personal benefit and accomplishment. The Territory Manager (TM) will stand at the forefront of the FlexMation team to initiate sales activities, support customers, and position…
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Jake Conant — FlexMation’s Engineering Manager

At FlexMation, our goal isn’t simply to provide aluminum extrusions to customers. We want to bring their visions to life. Whether our customers want workstations or other structures, our aim is to deliver the perfect items for their needs. Jake Conant is a key player when it comes to making this happen. Jake has been…
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FlexMation: T-Slot Aluminum Framing Specialists

FlexMation may sell aluminum extrusions and hardware, but we’re more than simply a commodity provider. For customers, we serve as a problem-solving partner who helps them find the right solutions for their needs! No Filler, Just Expertise Fun fact: We’re the only T-slot aluminum framing specialist in the upper Midwest and we don’t carry dozens…
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Visit Our Open House for FlexMation DemoDays 2021!

Exciting news—FlexMation will be hosting an open house and you’re invited! This casual event will be a great opportunity for customers (and anyone else who’s interested) to talk with our team, enjoy some snacks and check out some demonstrations of several cool pieces of machinery. What’s FlexMation DemoDays? Basically, it’s a “kick the tires” event….
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Thoughts about “That 8020 Stuff”

“That 8020 stuff” is something I hear a lot when people are referring to t-slotted aluminum extrusions. T-slotted aluminum extrusions are a popular means to make almost anything industrial duty ranging from fixtures and frames to guards to workstations. Flip through pretty much any trade magazine and you will likely come across a picture showing…
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In our previous article, we discussed how Smart Klaus technology can be used for Assembly Assistance. In this entry, we’ll examine how it can be used to improve the Final Inspection process.

Improving Final Inspection in Manufacturing

Rework is annoying and drains manufacturing companies of time, money and resources. Fortunately, it can be effectively reduced with lean principles. If your aim is to decrease rework, it’s imperative to focus on three areas: Incoming Goods Inspection Assembly Assistance Final Inspection In our previous article, we discussed how Smart Klaus technology can be used…
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Reducing Manufacturing Errors Through Assembly Assistance Technology

Rework is maddening and wastes time, money and resources for manufacturing companies. Fortunately, it can be virtually eliminated through lean principles. If your goal is to reduce rework, it’s essential to focus on three areas:  Incoming Goods Inspection Assembly Assistance Final Inspection In our previous article, we discussed how Smart Klaus technology can be used…
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