On The Hunt For Savings and Assembly Speed - Gleicher's New Solution Review Program for Applications Using 3M Products

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Gleicher Manufacturing Corp Opens its “3M Solution Review” Program to New Customers until March 31, 2016

Gleicher Manufacturing Corp is a leading specialty converter and distributor of engineered fastener materials and adhesives

Solution Review for Product Assembly Applications Using 3M Products

...a new component comes onto the market - perhaps a new pressure-sensitive adhesive with faster set time that could speed up assembly by 10 percent - that has a real business impact.

To help manufacturers get products from concept to final assembly faster and at a lower cost, Gleicher Manufacturing Corporation created a Solution Review Program for Assembly Applications Using 3M Products. The goal of this solution review is to ensure customers are current with the best available, cost-effective 3M products in their manufacturing solutions.

Normally reserved for existing customers, Gleicher extends the solutions review offer to new customers through March 31, 2016.

“It’s almost limitless how many ways adhesives and fasteners can be combined into solutions,” said Doug Sanderson, president of Gleicher Manufacturing Corp, a 3M Preferred Converter. “New developments over time make it worthwhile to re-visit almost every tape or adhesive fastener solution.”

3M’s constant improvement means manufacturers face a challenge keeping up with the newest options. Is the new component better for the application? What would a substitution do to the other components? Gleicher streamlines the decision process for customers and qualified manufacturers who participate in their “Solution Review Program.”

“Our customer, the Product Engineer, has put sweat and tears into wading through the available options, and they’ve designed the best way to assemble their product at that time,” says Sanderson. “But then a new component comes onto the market - perhaps a new pressure-sensitive adhesive with faster set time that could speed up assembly by 10 percent - that has a real business impact.”

Designed to help engineers identify the ideal 3M Product Solutions for fastener or bond line solutions in electronic, medical, and military devices, Gleicher’s 3M Application Review Program investigates:

  • Cost Savings – newer materials and product designs can lower piece cost, but can also lower labor costs in assembly
  • Material Compatibility – ensure substrates, adhesives and liners combine for the optimal solution
  • Assembly Speed – for manual or automated assembly, we’ll review converted formats (rolls, pieces, etc.) assembly time, required pressure, addition of release liners, and optional positioning guides.

How it Works: Product Engineers request a Solution Review for Assembly Applications Using 3M Products. A 3M Product Expert from Gleicher will take them through sets of questions to reach the optimal solution for each assembly. From there, Gleicher’s team will assist in the design of the bond line, selection of a material or combination of materials, and offer prototype samples.

ABOUT GLEICHER MANUFACTURING CORP
Gleicher Manufacturing Corp is a leading specialty converter and distributor of engineered fastener materials and adhesives. Since 1949 Gleicher has become an industry leading resource for reliable assembly and fastener solutions in medical, electronic and defense markets. Gleicher specializes in the technical expertise, state of the art converting capabilities, and consistent quality needed to meet complex production requirements of device manufacturers. Visit Gleicher.com

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