Precision Engineered Products LLC names John Manzi president and CEO

John Manzi has been appointed to the position of president and CEO of Precision Engineered Products LLC. In May 2013 Mr. Manzi was named president and COO. He previously served as president of PEP’s Brainin business unit. Mr. Manzi has been with Precision Engineered Products for 18 years. He will be based at PEP corporate headquarters in Attleboro, MA. After nearly four decades with Precision Engineered Products, Alan Huffenus is stepping down from his current position of CEO. Mr. Huffenus will continue in a leadership role with the organization as Executive Chairman of the Board.

Precision Engineered Products design and development consulting now more robust with 3D printing

Precision Engineered Products has long focused on developing solutions that give our customers a competitive advantage. This includes finding ways to accelerate the commercialization of their product, reduce the overall cost of manufacturing, or improve product quality. Now PEP is excited to be enhancing our design and development solution portfolio with 3D printing, a technology with the capability to influence each of these goals. While 3D computer models are valuable, a real physical representation of the product or component can do a lot more to prove out a design concept before making the decision to invest in tooling. However, in […]

PEP Brainin expands manufacturing capability with move to new Foshan City facility

Brainin, a unit of Precision Engineered Products LLC and a global manufacturer of precision metal stampings and electrical contacts, has relocated operations to an expanded facility in Foshan City, Guangdong, China. Brainin produces complex parts and assemblies for high-reliability medical and surgical, energy, and automotive applications. The new site nearly doubles Brainin’s manufacturing footprint in China. “This move reinforces Brainin’s intention to be the supplier of choice to companies worldwide, by providing the best-engineered solutions at the best value,“ said Gunars Vinkels, Brainin vice president of operations. “Brainin’s relocation allows for immediate expansion of our production capacity,” continued Mr. Vinkels. […]

PEP microPEP featured in MICROmanufacturing magazine

Expert commentary from microPEP engineering and business development manager Oliver Rapp, and project engineer Bob Brown, is featured in the current issue of MICROmanufacturing magazine. Read “Milling: A top option for making microfluidic devices” here. Learn more about microPEP’s advanced microfluidics molding capabilities at http://www.pepmicropep.com/capabilities_mwam.php      

PEP Brainin to sponsor 2013 IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts

Brainin is pleased to support the 59th IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts as a platinum sponsor. The annual conference is a forum for engineers, physicists, scientists and designers to share and discuss developments in the field of electrical contacts and related technologies. According to Brainin president John Manzi, “The IEEE Holm Conference has a legacy of significant contribution to the advancement of electrical contact theory and practical application. PEP Brainin is proud to support this event.” The IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts will be held on September 22-25, 2013 at the Hotel Viking in Newport, RI. Complete information […]

Medical electropolishing client switches to PEP GMF, saves 50% in cost to process

This is a case of how, for one major medical OEM, unanticipated changes led to unexpected savings. When PEP’s medical stamping client needed to quickly transfer their in-house electropolishing to an outside supplier, General Metal Finishing stepped in – and saved them more than 50% in cost to process. Learn more by clicking on the image.

PEP Wauconda saves cancer treatment provider 46% with ‘impossible’ stamping

Wauconda recently defied conventional stamping limitations by converting a machined part with a .019” center hole – measuring only 57% of the thickness of the titanium material – to a stamping. The component is part of a radiation marker assembly. Other well-regarded stampers had declined to take on the challenging project, citing the impossibility of stamping a hole smaller than the thickness of the material the part was made from. Wauconda’s tooling experts were able to produce the component to functional specifications – and at a 46% cost savings over the machined part. Learn more.

Precision Engineered Products names head of Wauconda business unit

Precision Engineered Products is pleased to announce the appointment of Don Williams to the position of Vice President and General Manager of its Wauconda business unit. PEP Wauconda specializes in intricate metal stampings for critical applications in the medical and surgical, energy distribution and controls, transportation and electronics markets. Prior to joining PEP, Mr. Williams held sales, marketing and operations leadership positions with companies including Natus Medical, Cardinal Health, and Baxter Healthcare. He holds a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and an MBA. Mr. Williams will be based at the PEP Wauconda headquarters in Algonquin, Illinois.

PEP Brainin receives Raytheon 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award

Brainin, a unit of Precision Engineered Products, has been recognized by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems for exemplary supplier performance. At a recent ceremony in Andover, MA Raytheon presented Brainin with the 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award. Brainin and other winners were selected among thousands of suppliers based on quality and delivery criteria.