Industry Insights Archives - I. G. Marston Co., Inc.

Industry Insights

IG Marston’s comments on industrial uses of non-metallic washers, gaskets, fasteners and more.

January 18, 2018

Robot Helps Doctors Perform Delicate Microsurgeries

It's much more exciting to read about life-changing applications like this than it is to read about washers, gaskets, and fasteners. But hidden inside each amazing device like this are boring but hard-working, dependable and very precisely-made components. Many of them made in the USA, including right here in Holbrook MA. File under, #WhyWeDoWhatWeDo 

December 18, 2017

Heavy metal: Hiring by U.S. manufacturers since 2010 tops 1 million new jobs

Will you ramp up production in January? Would having a blanket order and release on certain washers or gaskets help keep your production steady (and clients happy)? We're happy to work with our clients to set up blanket orders. Get in touch and get the New Year started right. 

December 15, 2017

Metal vs. Plastic

Indeed 2017 has been an interesting one in terms of innovative plastics (and hybrid materials) showing up in more manufacturing niches. While we agree with that famous movie line, "The future is in plastics," we know metal will be around for a long, long time. The key is working with new materials that are compatible with and offer additional productivity/longevity when paired with legacy materials. 

August 9, 2017

Plastics Recycling in the Automotive Industry

Fuel efficiency is just one reason the automotive industry works with plastics manufacturers. Read more about why an average vehicle today consists of 12-15 % plastic parts.