The decision of whether to use plastic vs. rubber molding is often encountered by manufacturers developing a new product. This is no simple “either/or” decision. If the wrong material is selected, designers could end up with components with inappropriate tolerances, low quality, and costly production. By considering a few details about the component in question,
CASTING FOR DIE-CAST ALUMINUM PARTS – FROM CONCEPT TO PACKAGING When working with aluminum designs, the decision of how and where you will process your material is crucial. Businesses have the choice of various manufacturing processes to cast aluminum parts, and at PHB, die casting is our specialty. From the automotive industry to the production
Ever since aluminum parts were first introduced into various industries, manufacturers have been working to determine the best, most efficient processes to produce these parts and ensure that they function properly. One such process is die casting, which can be further divided into subcategories: high-pressure die casting (HPDC) and low-pressure die-casting (LPDC). Choosing the best
Prototypes are an extremely valuable and practical asset to have. They allow you to see, feel, and test a product, as well as ensure that it will fit where it’s supposed to and the way it’s meant to. Of course, most designs require some degree of tweaking; it’s likely you’ll go through a few iterations
As a global leader in manufacturing for die casting, PHB pours vast quantities of aluminum and zinc every year. We are a global aluminum die casting manufacturer that does it all, serving clients ranging from automobile manufacturers to the U.S. military and beyond. PHB is also one of the world’s leading zinc die casting manufacturers,
Companies in North America are working to reshore and find more localized supplier partners to create resilient supply chains. According to the above Thomasnet survey, 69 percent of companies across the manufacturing and industrial sectors are likely to bring manufacturing production and sourcing back to North America. Several factors driving supply chain reshoring include: “The
On September 28th, 2020, PHB Inc. received a visit from U.S. Secretary of Labor Eugene Scalia. The purpose of this visit was to discuss the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on their business, economic recovery, and the company’s successful apprenticeship program that trains employees in advanced manufacturing skills (among other topics). Scalia previously served
Just like the rest of the world, manufacturers and their customers are living in unprecedented times. As supply chain interruptions and border shutdowns continue to grow alongside the COVID-19 pandemic, many manufacturers are unable to receive components from their international suppliers and are therefore seeing reduced production operations. PHB is an IATF 16949 certified U.S. leader, and full-service supplier, in the fields of automotive parts manufacturing, injection molding, CNC machining, tool and die, and a variety of die-casting processes. We feel that now, it is as important as ever to emphasize the services we are always capable of providing to our customers during this difficult time.
As the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak affect the world around us, we at PHB would like to explain where we are as a company.
Recently, the United States, Canada, and Mexico reached an agreement to revise the 25-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The USMCA, or “NAFTA 2.0.,” has been finalized, and in this updated agreement, the goal is to have more car and truck parts made in North America to qualify for zero tariffs. Ultimately, the USMCA will require the supplier-to-OEM relationship to be much stronger and closer than in the original NAFTA. Companies like PHB Corp., a U.S. die casting manufacturer for the automotive industry, understand that their strategic advantages over other U.S. and Mexican suppliers make them more proactive in preparing for the new marketplace rules.