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Three Reasons Purchasing Managers Love the UNIVERSAL Shim

Do you think purchasing managers enjoy three-hour lunches and leave work early? If you said yes, you never met a purchasing manager. This role is the glue that holds the organization together. By making smart decisions, a purchasing manager keeps the supply chain running smoothly. At times, it can be a bit of a juggling
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Beneficial Relationship With Pitt’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence

Dave Thomas, the founder of Wendy’s said, “What do you need to start a business? Three simple things: know your product better than anyone, know your customer, and have a burning desire to succeed.”  At AccuTrex Products, we consider that a good foundation for starting a business.  But how do you make sure your business
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The UNIVERSAL SHIM™ Celebrates an Anniversary

Anniversaries are a time to reflect on the past year, appreciate each other, and dream about what’s to come. We’re used to celebrating the day we met our sweetheart, but why not celebrate the invention of a new product? If we weren’t living during a pandemic, we might throw a huge anniversary party for the
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How the UNIVERSAL SHIM™ Saves You Time and Money

Did you hear that?  As the clattering sound from your unsteady equipment increases, so does the potential of damage. Your machine cost thousands—possibly even tens of thousands—of dollars. Plus, 2020 has been a rough year for most businesses, possibly including yours. Who has a few thousand dollars lying around to invest in a completely preventable
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What to Know About Coronavirus and Travel

It’s almost that time of the year—the marathon of big holidays! We’re at that point in 2020 when Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Chanukah, New Years and (believe it or not) even more holidays fill up our calendar space. These have traditionally been holidays where friends and family gather, but, just like everything else in the
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How a Face Shield Protects Against COVID-19

Unless you’re living on another planet, you know that coronavirus (COVID-19) has basically invaded, well, the world. You also know that some form of face protection—like a face shield or mask—is needed to enter any buildings, large gatherings aren’t encouraged and life as we know it is altered for the time being.  While we’ve been
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Face Masks vs Face Shields: Which Should You Choose?

It’s everywhere—on every news broadcast, newspaper, social media feed and conversation. Coronavirus thrusted itself into our “new normal,” and now you can’t walk into a classroom, store or restaurant without seeing everyone in face masks or face shields. But how do you know which type of face protection works best for your lifestyle? There are
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AccuTrex Announces Distributorship Agreement With Med Technology In Guidonia, Italy

AccuTrex Products is pleased to announce that they have entered into a European distributorship agreement with Med Technology, in Guidonia, Italy. Med Technology, in business since 1986, is a distributor for products used in the aeronautical, railway, space and military industries. They will be representing AccuTrex’s proprietary laminated shim stock, Accupeel®, Practi-Shim™ color-coded plastic shim stock, as well as
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5 Reasons Why You Need A Dedicated Account Executive

We understand how important it is to have a consistent point of contact when working with different suppliers. That’s why each and every customer that chooses AccuTrex has its own dedicated account executive, who serves as your single source of contact. You do not have worry about getting caught in an automated phone system when you
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Over 30 Years of Experience

AccuTrex Products Inc. boasts over three decades of experience in manufacturing custom shims, gaskets, and metal stampings as well as sheet metal fabrication and assembly. Over the last 38 years, our team of specialists have adapted, acquired and integrated new, advanced technology to improve processes and production. The acquisition of laser technology is just one
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AccuTrex Products, Inc. Is Now An AS9100 Registered Company

An external audit by an accredited register has proved that AccuTrex has met all of the requirements of AS9100 and is now an AS9100 registered company. As an AS9100, ISO 9001 and ITAR registered company AccuTrex strives to exceed industry expectations to quality and safety. AS9100 is a standardized quality management certification for the aerospace
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CentiMark & AccuTrex Products Named Charles C. Keller Corporate Philanthropy Award Recipients

The WCCF is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Charles C. Keller Excellence Award for Corporate Philanthropy are CentiMark Corporation (large category) and AccuTrex Products (small category). Both companies will be recognized for their generosity at the WCCF’s annual Philanthropy Banquet on Thursday, November 15. Named in honor of Founding Trustee and past
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AccuTrex Products – Small Category Honoree

There are few companies that understand the meaning of the word “service” quite like AccuTrex Products. From serving customers … to serving our country … and the community, AccuTrex employees share a passion for helping others that truly sets them apart. In fact, this leading manufacturer of custom shims, gaskets, stampings, and washers has maintained
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The Importance Of AS9100 And ISO Registrations

The ISO 9000 family of standards is among the most widely implemented in the industry. It is not the only quality management system (QMS) available to businesses, but it has been adopted globally and is the certification of choice among major purchasers. Reasons For A Registration Quality management and control are essential no matter the
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Shims Used In Reducing Hazards And Increasing Safety

As many in the manufacturing industry already know, shims can be an essential component in equipment design. Made from a wide range of materials including metals and plastics, these pieces are inserted between two surfaces to align or adjust the fit of the two surfaces. These components perform the equivalent function of propping up a
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The Cost Benefits Of Using Shims In Your Next Project

Sometimes the tiniest elements of a piece of equipment can be the most powerful component in the system. They can be completely unassuming and nondescript, yet have a large impact on the function, performance, and longevity of a piece of equipment. Shims are such components, easy to overlook but with the potential to greatly reduce
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Shims Change Outcome Of IndyCar Race

Shims, an integral component in equipment and parts design, are widely used across industries. They are powerful tools with lasting effects on many industrial processes. They can even change the outcome of professional races. Shims at the 2014 IndyCar Race According to Racer, Team Penske, a racing team that has competed in the IndyCar, Nascar, and
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The Benefits Of AccuPeel Laminated Polyimide Shims

Custom AccuPeel® Laminated Polyimide Shims AccuPeel® laminated polyimide shims are a proprietary offering from AccuTrex Products, Inc. They are made from a laminated polyimide shim stock that provides a host of beneficial properties. The AccuPeel® shims are manufactured to the standard AMS-DTL-22499 Composition 6 polyimide. Popular brands for polyimide film include Apical®, manufactured by Kaneka, and Kapton®,
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A Proactive Approach To Sealants

Sealants are used in conjunction with gaskets, or other joining pieces to help reduce the risk of leaks or breaks in the connection. Applying the right sealant helps ensure that your application will withstand the highest pressures and temperatures approved for that sealant. Often, a sealant will be used reactively – added to a connection when a
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Outgassing In Aerospace Design

Some materials will release gas or vapor when placed in a vacuum. This is called outgassing. The gas or vapor can be absorbed, dissolved, or frozen, and creates a challenge to maintaining a clean area in high vacuum environments. Designing in regards to outgassing is especially crucial in the aerospace industry. Outgassed products can condense
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