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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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May 05, 2017

How Long Will It Take to Go from Invention to Production?

Read more about taking a product from invention to production:

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May 03, 2017

6 Great Things About EC Motors [Video]

What's so great about electronically commutated (EC) motors?

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May 01, 2017

5 Items to Consider When Designing Consumer Product Packaging

Packaging might not be the sexiest item on your product development checklist, but ignore its importance at your peril.

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April 28, 2017

3D Printing | What is FDM and When Should You Use It?

As most readers know, there are several types of additive manufacturing, commonly known as 3D printing. We talk a lot about the subject, on the blog and in our office. The question came up: is one method of 3D technology better than another for a specific project? For example, when should you use Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)? With the...

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April 26, 2017

5 Tips to Determine Who's In Your Supplier Network

In your search for a contract manufacturer, you’d be wise to consider the issues of corporate values and ethical business practices. A 2014 Nielsen survey found that 55 percent of global online consumers across 60 countries are willing to pay more for products and services provided by companies that are committed to positive and environmental...

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April 24, 2017

Anatomy of an Industrial Robot [Infographic]

April 21, 2017

How to Get Your Plastic Injection Part Design Ready for Manufacturing

Design is a big deal. It’s so big it’s a category with subcategories under it. There’s design for

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April 19, 2017

How to Provide Good Feedback on First Production Samples

One of the most exciting milestones in product development is the receipt of first samples.  At this point, the ideas that have traveled through your mind, napkin sketches and technical drawings now rest in your hands. While it may feel like you have summited the challenges that exist in navigating the product development life cycle, it is...

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April 17, 2017

UL and ETL Certification Marks: What’s the Difference?

In your product development quest, you’re undoubtedly getting familiar with the acronym soup that surrounds quality, safety testing and deciding which certification marks your product will require. 

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April 14, 2017

What Is Value Engineering?

 So, your contract manufacturer offers Value Engineering. That’s nice.

Just one question: What does that mean?

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