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January 23, 2018

Which Type Shipping Container Should I Use?

We know you're excited about this topic but try to contain yourself! (Ha! That’s a little inside shipping humor from our customer account analyst, Allison)

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January 18, 2018

How Engineering Support Can Affect Quality Control

Here’s the scenario: You have a part that you’ve been making and selling but you’ve decided to put it out to quote. You send your drawings package and samples of the part to a contract manufacturer that has a reputation for providing quality engineering support. In reviewing the drawings, the project engineer picks up on a small but significant...

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January 16, 2018

10 Factors That Influence The Cost of Making Your Product

Very few people walk into a store, take an item off the shelf and purchase it without looking at the price. Even if you’re reasonably certain you can afford it, you’ll glance at the label to see how much it’s going to cost. If it’s what you want, and the price is in line with your desire for the item, you’ll buy it. But retail prices aren’t...

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January 11, 2018

The Importance of Product Testing for Quality, Reliability and Durability

Raise your hand if you thought developing your product was going to be easy. Yeah, that's what I thought.

Product development takes time, creativity, resources and more time. One really vital piece of the development process is product testing for quality, reliability and durability. You need to find out whether your product will do what it's...

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January 09, 2018

Finding a Product Design Services Firm: What to Look For [Infographic]

We've said it before and we'll say it again — product development is not for the faint of heart. It will eat up your time, drain your bank accounts and possibly suck the joy out of your soul. It can also be a thrilling, fulfilling creative experience that can change the world for the better. What's not to like?

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January 04, 2018

Protecting Your Supply Chain From Disaster

Wouldn’t it be nice if you could anticipate everything that could adversely affect your business? But let’s face it, some things defy imagination.

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January 02, 2018

Sourcing PCBA: Can Your EMS Supplier Do More?

You’re in the market for some printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) for your new product and you need to find the right supplier. You've looked online, gotten recommendations from friends and the choices are dizzying. Should you look domestically or overseas? What do you do now? Sourcing PCBA doesn't have to be difficult, but there are two...

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December 28, 2017

Overseas Manufacturing: Guarding Against Risk

We've written a lot about protecting your facility and processes from cyberattack. As these incursions continue to escalate, in number and in scope, companies of all sizes must address the issue of cybersecurity.  

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December 26, 2017

NPI Transition Checklist: Items to Include

Distractions. We all fight them.

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December 21, 2017

Robotics, Culture & Spectacular Product Failures: A Content Roundup

It’s time to share some of our favorite content from the past few weeks. We have stories for you ranging from the tale of a small company in Seattle building its brand through a much larger company in Seattle, three reasons why your corporate culture needs help and a story about a museum that celebrates failure. Hope you enjoy!

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