A Question of Industry: Are Four-Slide Machines Obsolete?

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Reading some LinkedIn posts recently, we came across a discussion that we couldn’t help but jump into. A fellow engineer asked whether the reliable and versatile four-slide machine had become obsolete. You can probably guess our answer! Although four-slide machines were originally invented to fabricate springs and wire forms (and continue to do so today), […]

Circuit Breakers and the Environment: Two New Products

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One of the many diverse uses for metal stampings is in circuit breakers, which prevent electrical circuits from blowing out or short circuiting. Two new circuit breaker products that we’ve learned about are used in cutting-edge environmental technology that provide a great look at the continually evolving nature of the industry: Siemens’ electric car charging […]

An International Outlook: Metal Manufacturing in Mexico

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As discussed in this article, Mexico is now the largest supplier of metal automobile parts to the United States. In addition, 11% of cars sold in the U.S. are manufactured in Mexico. Although a large number of car manufacturing jobs are moving back to the U.S. from Mexico, it’s apparent that automotive manufacturing there is […]

Partners in Production

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At Keats Manufacturing, we’re always on the lookout for new ways to assist our manufacturing partners and clients.  Our metal stamping expertise prepares us to meet just about any challenge, and we welcome the opportunity to look at problems in different and innovative ways to come up with a solution.  One of our partners, Pylon […]

Application Spotlight: Delphi’s HD Radio Line

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Sometimes it’s difficult to remember that the radio still exists. We all love our iPhones, iPads, Pandoras and Spotifys, and music is seemingly more accessible than ever. When we’re driving our cars, we still love to turn that radio dial in search of the perfect tune or program: now Delphi’s line of HD radios makes […]

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