The manufacturing process of ballpoint pens is fairly similar across brands. The essential parts of the ballpoint pen include the ball point, which acts as a buffer between the ink and the paper, the point support, which... More »

There is no specific term for people who collect pens, and most refer to themselves simply as pen collectors. Pen collectors primarily pursue vintage pens, including fountain pens, ink dip pens and ballpoint pens. More »

There is no difference between a USB pen drive and a USB flash drive; the names are used interchangeably. They're the same product: a tiny data storage device for computer users to insert into an open Universal Serial Bu... More »

Liquid steel works as a very tough yet elastic material by having its metal atoms tightly-packed but randomly arranged in an amorphous matrix during its manufacturing process. It is an alloy that is rapidly cooled to pre... More »

A computer-integrated manufacturing system (CIMS) is beneficial to the manufacturing process because it reduces the cost of direct and indirect labor and increases machine utilization. A CIMS automates the entire manufac... More »

Element Electronics, an American-owned company, outsources some of its parts to other countries but assembles the televisions in the United states and is committed to bringing more of its manufacturing process back into ... More » Business & Finance Industries Manufacturing

The main steps involved with making pens include stamping and forming the metal components inside the pen, molding the plastic housing and filling the pens. Some companies make the ink, as well. More » Business & Finance Industries Manufacturing