At Mueller Custom Cut, our ability to create innovative solutions for our customers is enhanced by our business partnership with 3M.Read the full article here
When you come to Mueller Custom Cut with a new design for a product, we want to know everything about it.Read the full article here
When you need an innovative custom cut solution, you should work with a company that can deliver what you want.Read the full article here
“Begin with the end in mind.”Read the full article here
Mueller Custom Cut is heading into 2021 on a high note.Read the full article here
When choosing a material for your project, you need to know two things:Read the full article here
If you’ve thought about using closed cell foam for your next project, you should learn everything you can about the material, so you can make the best decision.Read the full article here
Efficiency is everything.Read the full article here
Even before the pandemic became a serious matter back in the spring, Mueller Custom Cut hit the ground running and never looked back.Read the full article here
By now, it’s clear COVID-19 isn’t going away anytime soon.
After months of staying home and trying to flatten the curve, it’s time for students to get back into the classroom and companies to bring back workers to do business.
At Mueller, we are closely following the recommendations of the CDC to ensure we are doing everything in our power to provide a hygienic and safe work environment for our employees.Read the full article here
As schools and businesses work to get their students and employees back inside buildings, there’s growing concern these facilities may have to close again if there are new outbreaks of the coronavirus.
There’s good reason to worry. We’ve already seen it happen.Read the full article here
When you’re stuck trying to come up with an answer to a problem, sometimes it’s best to walk away and let it come to you. Other times, you need to go in search of the solution—and get a second opinion.Read the full article here
Going back to school has never been so complicated.
As leaders continue to make decisions about sending students and teachers into classrooms again, they are considering a wide range of precautions in the hopes of preventing the spread of disease.Read the full article here
There’s always a better way.
A better way to handle conflict.
A better way to manage your time.
A better way to use your market development funds.
Market development funds (MDF) are often overlooked. They tend to be used at the end of the year for branding on items like golf balls, t-shirts, and hats.Read the full article here
Ready? Set? Pivot!
Once the reality of the COVID-19 outbreak set in, governments, businesses, and schools were forced to find new directions. However, no one really had an “in case of pandemic, break glass” box in their office.Read the full article here
“We’re all in this together.”
Influencers and commentators utter these words repeatedly on TV and online as we try to figure out how to live in a world with COVID-19. Though it’s beginning to sound like a broken record, the sentiment is one Mueller takes seriously.Read the full article here
We’ve learned a lot from the COVID-19 outbreak so far.
Our need for face-to-face interaction with family and friends is substantial. The number of times we touch our faces every day is absurd. How much we rely on imported materials is frightening.
The global pandemic has put a serious strain on our economy and disrupted the way we do business. It’s vital to support U.S. companies now more than ever.Read the full article here
As lives are lost, routines are disrupted, and priorities are shifted, we at Mueller have found ourselves in a unique position to pitch in during this turbulent time.
We want to contribute to the effort to help first responders shield themselves in their dauntless attempts to treat patients. We also know you want to do your part in providing for medical professionals who are in dire need of personal protective equipment (PPE).Read the full article here
People are in need of face shields more than ever. That’s why we’re ramping up our production of PRO-SHIELD 1 here at Mueller.
We’ll explain what a face shield is (they are not the same as surgical face masks and respirators), Mueller’s experience creating them, and an introduction to the face shield we’re creating to help those in need.Read the full article here
The medical industry is highly regulated, with little room for error or unsatisfactory products. That’s why it’s important to know what you need from your materials before you go into production, including the numerous factors that contribute to selection: tests, certifications, and other processes.
In this guide, the health and safety experts at Mueller will explain the factors and questions that should guide your material selection and inventorying processes. We’ve listed the different sections below, so feel free to select the topic most pertinent to your business before moving on to others.Read the full article here
In the medical world, clean and sterile equipment is very important. As businesses that operate in this industry, we often have to produce parts that users can sterilize. How do you know what sterilization process is correct? And what materials can even be sterilized?Read the full article here
Your business works hard on your products, carefully planning and testing before sending them off to customers. However, mistakes can happen, and they often have serious consequences.Read the full article here
Products used in hospitals, dentist offices, and medical practices often save lives, and everything from IV bags to MRI machines relies on reliable materials. As a result, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking that those materials cost more than those in, say, the HVAC industry.Read the full article here
Medical devices are often complicated and full of moving parts. These components usually generate heat, which can have a negative effect on products if the temperature gets too high.Read the full article here
Recently, there has been a movement in the manufacturing world to decrease inventory overhead. Without realizing it, your business might be overspending on inventory management and stocking.Read the full article here
When you think of conditioned air, you probably imagine walking into a cool room on a hot day. With the help of air handlers, we have found ways to control the temperature and keep both our living and working spaces comfortable.Read the full article here
There are numerous environmental factors that can affect the performance of a product, but fire might be the most destructive. To counteract this force, manufacturers developed flame-resistant materials and chemicals to protect our products.Read the full article here
That’s where adhesives come in. Adhesives make an excellent case for replacing mechanical fasteners in many applications: they perform multiple functions at the same time, can decrease assembly time, and create more aesthetically pleasing products. But how do you know if adhesives are the right substitution for your project?Read the full article here
Transportation is a massive and ever-changing industry, with countless opportunities for profit. However, you can only do this by creating products of the highest quality. Quality starts with materials, which means you have to make the right choices when it comes to parts.Read the full article here
There’s nothing worse than a noisy product. Some items, like generators or air conditioning units, are noisy by nature. However, when something begins buzzing, squeaking, or rattling, there might be more considerable problems.Read the full article here
When you manufacture a product, you want it to be durable and work efficiently. However, factors like heat and noise can affect your product negatively.
When you manufacture products across different industries, it’s important to find materials that meet multiple needs. If your business is in this situation, chances are you’ve heard of PVC foam.Read the full article here
It is crucial for automotive manufacturers to be aware of all potential issues with the vehicles they produce. These issues all start with the materials that make up a product, which makes choosing the right one is key.Read the full article here
Most products that your business produces will require adhesives to help them function properly, which is why choosing the best tape or adhesive for your products every time is so important. If you don’t make the right choice, your products increase their risk for failure.Read the full article here
Great products start with great materials, making sourcing an important step in any supply chain.
As procurement officers, choosing the right material source for both you and your customers can be a difficult decision. Should you source materials domestically? Or should you look offshore for materials? Does the source even matter?Read the full article here
Electronics are likely a massive source of business for your company. With that in mind, you must be confident that the products you’re producing are built to last and get the job done. At Mueller, we’re here to make sure that your electronics do just that.Read the full article here
As long as machines, tools, and devices have running parts, they will have heat, and as we all know, too much heat can be problematic. With heat dissipation materials, those issues can be avoided in electronic products. However, it isn’t always clear what material to use to dissipate heat in your products best.Read the full article here
As consumers, we know there’s nothing worse than a noisy product. But as manufacturers, we also understand that ensuring our product’s functionality is the number one priority during production.Read the full article here
When looking for the perfect way to seal your next product, the variety of potential gaskets on the market can be overwhelming. Chances are you’ve determined you need a gasket, but may not be sure of the material you need to use.Read the full article here
When choosing the proper adhesive for your part it is imperative to know the application. Will the part be wrapping around an object? Will the parts be laying flat? Is there an extreme bend (90°, 180°, etc.)? These are the types of questions that when answered up front can determine whether your part will perform to expectations or fail once placed on the production parts.Read the full article here