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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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August 17, 2017

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic (and Better)

Do you like trivia? Me too. Here's a little something you may or may not have known about electronically commutated (EC) motors.

Sturdy advanced plastics are excellent replacement materials for steel and aluminum throughout the motor either as insulation material, structural parts and enclosures. These plastics, like glass-filled nylon resins  

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August 15, 2017

Global Manufacturing Trends and Other Stories You May Have Missed

Have you ever heard the phrase "driveway moments"? The term was coined by NPR to describe those stories you can't leave. You pull into the driveway, put the car in park and just sit there until the story is over — it's that compelling. 

A few stories that I read the past few weeks fall into that category. If I was listening to the radio and got...

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August 10, 2017

Practical Ways Engineering Support Benefits Product Development

When considering the value of engineering support as you go through the process of product development, there’s a great saying to keep in mind:

Experience is a great teacher, especially someone else’s experience.

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August 08, 2017

Protecting Your Manufacturing Facility and Processes from Cyberattack

Quick question: How prepared is your company for a cyberattack?

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August 03, 2017

Heat Treated vs. Methyl Bromide Treated Wood Pallets

Long before wood pallets became the material of choice for DIY furniture builders and as photo backgrounds for the Pinterest crowd, they were used pretty much exclusively in shipping and warehouses.

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August 01, 2017

Integrating Supply Chain Technology You Can Use Right Now

Drones in warehouses! Robots delivering everything from diapers to pizza! Artificial intelligence and augmented reality!

We’ve all read the breathless accounts of the ways technology is going to be integrated into the supply chain — from ordering materials, to manufacturing, to delivery. But many of those predictions of integrating supply chain...

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July 27, 2017

5 Factors That Affect Design for Manufacturability (DFM) [VIDEO]

You say potato, I say po-tah-to...

Whether you call it Design for Manufacturing, Design for Manufacturability or DFM — and we've called it all three — the goal is the same: How do you design a part so that it's easy to produce at the lowest possible price without diminishing quality or functionality?  

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July 25, 2017

Manufacturing Delays: Making the Best of a Slow Situation

Show of hands...Who likes waiting? Standing in line? Being put on hold?

No one.

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July 20, 2017

The Basics of Contract Manufacturing and New Product Development

Our engineers have a lot of experience with new product development and things you should look for when choosing the company that will build your product. Today, we've compiled the “gotta-know” details that are essential to having a successful contract manufacturing experience.

This post will explore some of those details, but you'll also find...

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July 18, 2017

Prepping for Chinese New Year 2018: Two Things to Do Now

If there's one thing we harp on over and over again here in the East West blog it's the need to be prepared for the Chinese New Year (CNY) and Tet holidays. 

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