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Patty Rasmussen

Patty Rasmussen
Patty is the Content Creator on the East West marketing team. She writes blog posts and enjoys sharing the East West message across social media (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram).
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October 03, 2017

Top Websites and Apps for Engineers

Even the smartest engineers need back-up sometimes. So where do the experts go when they have a question? We checked in with our engineering team to ask their go-to sites and got some great answers, so we've compiled our list of Top Websites and Apps for Engineers. 

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September 28, 2017

Exploring Contract Manufacturing? Know Your 5 Points of Contact

Okay, you’ve decided it’s time to sign on with a contract manufacturer. Maybe you’ve even identified the right one. We’ve compiled a list of the five basic points of contact you should have with your manufacturer, from the initial communication through the entire process.

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September 26, 2017

Third Party Testing and Certification: Do They Matter?

Is there any value in seeking FDA approval for a product that doesn’t require FDA approval? Is a UL mark necessary? Isn't all this certification just a racket? Have you ever heard these questions or asked them yourself? You’re not alone.

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September 21, 2017

Tips for Building a Better BOM

Getting from point A to point B is easier with a road map (or Google maps, these days). The same is true when you’re making a product. Your manufacturing road map is called a Bill of Materials or BOM. The BOM is an essential tool that directs engineers as they pull together materials and parts for production.

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September 19, 2017

Metal Fabrication Capabilities: Finding the Best Manufacturing Fit

Relationships are tricky things. When they're good it's usually because each party has something the other needs, it's a mutually beneficial. That's true when you're looking for manufacturing suppliers, too. You're looking for a good fit. You win, they win. 

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September 14, 2017

Finding an EMS Partner: Making the Right Connection

There are few things in life as important as chemistry. Oh, not that class you took in high school. I’m talking about the connection you have with other people. It’s difficult to describe but you know it when you feel it.

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September 12, 2017

Chinese New Year: Recommendations to Keep Your Supply Chain on Track

Well, here we are. It’s mid-September and we’re reminding you one last time about preparing for Chinese New Year (CNY) delays.

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September 07, 2017

Thinking About Overseas Manufacturing? Read This First

It’s time. You’re ready to scale up your product and you know you want to outsource the production.

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September 05, 2017

How a Contract Manufacturer Assists Product Lifecycle Management

Do you ever stop to think about the products you interact with on a daily basis and how amazing they are? Let’s just think about the stuff you touch as you’re getting ready to head to work. Maybe you shut off a blaring alarm clock or alarm on a cell phone. Your coffee is ready in the kitchen because the night before you scheduled the beans to...

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August 31, 2017

Maintaining Quality Control When Manufacturing Overseas

Hindsight is 20/20. We’ve all heard that adage. But what if hindsight could become foresight? 

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