How Technology Makes Manufacturing Work | Clark Rubber and Plastic

How Technology Makes Manufacturing Work

Manufacturing is the backbone of America, playing a part in so many different industries. Evidence of its importance can be found on stickers at the bottom of toys, tags on clothing, and even political discussions over the last decade. With China being a major competitor, it’s small differences that can make a plastic & rubber […]



How 3D Printing is Advancing Business Transformation | Clark Rubber and Plastic

How 3D Printing is Advancing Business Transformation

Additive manufacturing or 3D printing is no longer a distant technology, becoming more mainstream all the time. This printing uses specialized equipment to create a physical object from a digital model and processes that bond and mold materials together. The two main components that set this type of manufacturing apart. Deposit Process: layers of raw […]


Wearable Augmented Workforce | Clark Rubber and Plastic

Wearable Augmented Workforce

The days of the future have arrived. Using robots in manufacturing isn’t new, but the robotic technology is advancing. Instead of hydraulic arms along an assembly line, new robots are coming to town. The Ford Motor Company is piloting a new device that is an exoskeleton worn by assembly workers who do a lot of […]


MES and the Future of Manufacturing

Global manufacturing is continually growing and expanding to include new technology. Since incorporating the use of manufacturing execution systems (MES), growth in the manufacturing sector has only increased. In 2014, the global MES market was valued at around $7.86 billion and is projected to be worth $19.36 billion by 2023. To understand the full picture […]


Liberating Design How Retailers and Designers are Embracing 3D Printing | Clark Rubber & Plastic

Liberating Design: How Retailers and Designers are Embracing 3D Printing

One of the biggest benefits of using a 3D printing technology is customization. Mass producing products work in some industries, but not everyone can make a profit off this business model. Even when mass producing products is the main manufacturing plan, there are still plenty of opportunities to make a bigger profit from offering customization […]


How to Optimize Your Production Planning and Scheduling to Save time and Money | Clark Rubber & Plastic

How to Optimize Your Production Planning and Scheduling to Save Time and Money

One of the most complicated parts of being a plastic and rubber manufacturer is managing production times. As a vital part of a supply chain, each company relies on another to stay on a schedule and do their part to complete the job. The most successful companies have a plan that is realistic and well organized to […]


How to Put Human into Your Manufacturing Process | Clark Rubber & Plastic

How to Put Human into Your Manufacturing Process

As a rubber and plastic manufacturer, we see that in manufacturing, it seems that the human-factor is disappearing when you look from the outside. It is easy to make that assumption when you think about all the machines, software, and automation that is currently there, as well as the innovation that is ongoing. However, there is […]


3D Printing Disrupting the Supply Chain | Clark Rubber and Plastic

How 3D Printing is Disrupting the Supply Chain

Supply chains must be efficient to be successful, which is why innovative ideas are always hitting them. Processes are refined, added to, taken away from, and improved over time. Each improvement takes effort, creative ideas, money, and time. As digital technology improves, and automation becomes more common, changes have happened more frequently. The biggest advancement […]