dowel pins

A Simple Guide to Dowel Pin Types & Materials

Today, dowel pins are most often used to either join different machine components together or to retain alignment. If you’re in the process of selecting the right dowel pin for your application, then it’s helpful to know the different types of pins and their “fits.” 

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Success in Aerospace Machining

All workplaces have their pain points. In manufacturing, delivering high-quality output and keeping costs controlled are just some of the challenges the industry faces. When it comes to aerospace, an even greater focus is placed on ensuring quality and compliance never slip through the cracks.

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Success Story: Horberg Industries

The following case study about Horberg Industries and their use of M1 manufacturing ERP software was recently posted by ECi Solutions:

M1 manufacturing ERP provides a strong foundation for QA and continuous improvement

For Bob Leety and his team at Bridgeport, Connecticut-based Horberg Industries, aerospace manufacturing is a high-stakes undertaking. Bad things can happen if the entire order fulfillment process doesn’t go exactly as planned.

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Senator Chris Murphy

Sen. Chris Murphy Highlights Horberg Industries

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) announced on Monday that Horberg Industries is this week’s “Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.”

Horberg Industries’ 15 dedicated employees create custom and standard precision straight headless dowels, taper pins, and shafts for customers in the private sector and the U.S. government. The Bridgeport manufacturer works with a wide range of ferrous, aluminum, and copper alloys as well as specialty metals critical for use by the aerospace and defense industries. Horberg Industries is AS9100D and ISO 9001:2015 accredited and is ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) registered. They are also Conflict Minerals, RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances), and REACH (Registration, Evaluation and Authorization of Chemical Substances) compliant.

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40-year Service Anniversary

Rick Sorensen marks 40 years of service with Horberg Industries

Horberg’s President, Bob Leety (L), thanks Escomatic Dept Supervisor, Rick Sorensen (R), for over 40 years of continuous service.

At Horberg Industries, we realize that our team members are our greatest asset. They uphold our corporate principles, demonstrate our vision of quality and integrity, and make us the passionate organization we are today. We are delighted to honor the dedicated service and commitment of Rick Sorensen, which began in January of 1977.

Horberg’s success is a direct result of the efforts and dedication of Rick and his fellow team members. On behalf of the management and staff at Horberg Industries, it is with great pride, admiration, and thankfulness, that we congratulate Rick on this service anniversary milestone.


Continuous Improvement

But wait, there’s more (TLS explained)

Our dedication to continuous improvement and customer satisfaction is not confined solely to the production aspect of the business.  There are tools and techniques, such as TLS, that are applied company-wide to ensure a superior customer experience at every level. 

TLS is a unique blend of Theory of Constraints (TOC), Lean Manufacturing and Six-Sigma:

  • Theory of Constraints (TOC): A methodology for identifying the most important limiting factor (or constraint) that stands in the way of achieving a goal and then systematically improving it until it is no longer the limiting factor.
  • Lean Manufacturing: A systematic method for the elimination of waste within a manufacturing system.
  • Six Sigma: This seeks to improve the quality of the output of a process by identifying and removing the causes of defects and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes.

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