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Lean manufacturing activities reduce backlog, increase production

T&K Machine, Inc., in Paris, Texas, manufactures over 500 precision-machined components and assemblies on eight platforms and supplies parts to aerospace companies such as Boeing, Vought Aircraft, Goodrich and others. But the company had a backlog at their deburring operation that supports all machined parts within the organization. One part in particular, the Spear - a part for a Boeing airplane fuselage - was experiencing long lead times due to the backlog in the deburring area.

2010 Government Procurement Conference August 11 at the Arlington Convention Center

The University of Texas at Arlington Automation & Robotics Research Institute and its Extension Centers announces the 14th Government Procurement Conference at the Arlington Convention Center on Wednesday, August 11.


Robot racing, body scanning and company tours are just a few activities Edinburg High School students participated in during the “Ideas to Reality: How Engineering Can Change Your Lives” summer camp, held at The University of Texas-Pan American June 14-16.

The summer camp pilot program is a collaborative effort of the Edinburg schools’ CATE (Career & Technology Education), TMAC and UTPA Engineering Department.

“This is our pilot project and we’re very excited,” said Henry Oh, director of TMAC. “We have put this together with our experience with private industries and hopefully the kids will learn what the necessary skills are to pursue their ideal careers.”

TMAC helps implement nation’s first energy efficiency program for mid-size manufacturers

TMAC South Central partnered with CPS Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency to help implement the nation’s first energy efficiency program for mid-size manufacturers.

Inventors and MFGs Connect through Website

Inventors need companies to move their ideas forward. Companies need inventions to help their businesses grow. Both have trouble finding the perfect match. Now a Web-based service provided through The Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) offers a new tool to help the matchmaking.

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