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DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Creates “One of a Kind” Automated Fastener Insertion Machine

Marne, MI (February 22nd, 2016) DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West – Michigan based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce their newest innovation of a robotic fastener insertion machine. This machine is the first of its kind in the United States allowing up to eight fasteners in an automated process. The customer’s complex parts will be generated in one setup, ensuring every fastener is installed correctly and in the proper orientation.

automated insertion machineThe insertion machine features a Fanuc robot that positions parts into a custom made press which is supplied with eight vibratory bowl feeders. The bowl feeders are proficient in supplying studs and nuts automatically. The robot is equipped with an automatic tool changer to switch between fixtures that are designed to work with flat material, and use a series of vacuum cups to maneuver the parts. This new innovation will improve production efficiency allowing customers to see consistent and accurate insertion of fasteners.

The automated fastener insertion machine was created around the lean manufacturing concept known as one piece flow. One piece flow helps to limit work in process inventory, decrease lead time, and improve quality. This will help improve the scheduling process for both current and future customers. DeWys Manufacturing looks forward to increasing our contract manufacturing capabilities and meeting our customer needs utilizing this new automated fastener insertion machine.


DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Adds New Riveting Capabilities

Marne, MI (January 21st, 2016) DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West – Michigan based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce the addition of an Orbitform Model B-310. This forming machine, also known as an orbital riveter, can be used in a wide variety of applications serving numerous industries from furniture to medical equipment. This new addition to DeWys Mfg. production processes adds additional permanent fastening solutions alongside PEM and POP rivets.

IMG_1652The new orbital riveter is a cold forming process that forms rivets using 80% less force than an average press. It can form up to .840” in diameter at 100psi input pressure and includes features like an HS-310 orbital head with developed peen. In addition, the new machine will allow DeWys Mfg. to create articulating joints and it is 100% made in the United States.

The Orbitform Model B-310 allows DeWys Manufacturing to be able to create hinge joints for our customers that are higher in quality and more captivating to the eye. Adding this orbital riveting machine will give DeWys Mfg. the next level of value our current and future customers are searching for.


DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Gives Back to the Greater Grand Rapids Area in 2015

Marne, MI (December 16th, 2015) – DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West – Michigan based metal solutions company, would like to recognize the volunteer efforts our team members gave during the 2015 calendar year. Not only does DeWys Mfg. value our relationships with our customers, but also with local organizations that are in need of supplies and services to continue the positive growth of the greater Grand Rapids area.

DeWys Manufacturing team members contributed their services to four organizations that devote their time and efforts to the community. In February and November, DeWys Mfg. held food drives that allowed team members to donate canned food items to Feeding America of West Michigan which in turn is donated to one of the 1,100 food pantries, soup kitchens, or homeless shelters in their service area. During the month of August, DeWys collected back to school supplies like pencils, folders and notebooks to contribute to North Kent Community Services for children who were in need of these items to start their school year. In October, DeWys celebrated MFG Day by teaming up with another local manufacturer and Habitat for Humanity of Kent County to winterize their learning garden which is used to help train future homeowners on how to maintain their yard once they move into their home. To finish up the year, DeWys Manufacturing team members collected new and unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots. These toys will be donated to children in the lakeshore area to help spread the message of hope and joy on Christmas.

Volunteering time and/or donating supplies are just a few ways to give back to those that are less fortunate than others. DeWys Manufacturing team members are humbled to know that they helped make a difference in the greater Grand Rapids area, and are looking forward to new volunteer activities in 2016.

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DeWys Manufacturing Inc. Welcomes a New Weld Engineer

Marne, MI (November 20, 2015) – DeWys Manufacturing Inc., a West – Michigan based metal solutions company, is pleased to announce the addition of Ryan Crandell as our new Weld Engineer. In his new role, Ryan will be overseeing all manual and robotic weld processes as well as improving current technology. He will also train all team members on proper weld procedures and provide weld expertise to our customers.

IMG_2112Ryan is a graduate of Ferris State University (FSU) with a Bachelor’s of Science in Welding Engineering Technology. While in school he had a yearlong internship at DeWys Mfg. where he worked to improve automation capabilities. Prior to attending Ferris State University, Ryan was a production welder for 9 years and received an Associates in Welding Technology degree from FSU and an Associates of Science degree from Grand Rapids Community College.  Ryan has been a member of the American Welding Society for the past 5 years and is looking to continue his membership and receive his CWI (Certified Welding Inspector). Ryan’s years of industry experience and education will give him the knowledge and understanding needed to be a valued addition to the DeWys Manufacturing team.