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April 12, 2017

What is the Financial Benefit of Switching to EC Motors?

Progressive Grocer Magazine reported that, in 2015, there were just over 38,000 supermarkets in the U.S. with more than $2 million in sales. That is a lot of supermarkets. And did you know that between reach-in and walk-in coolers, evaporators, and condensers, the average supermarket in the U.S. has 300 EC motors?

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April 10, 2017

When Is It Time to Consider Production Outsourcing?

Here’s a question we get asked from time to time: When should I consider production outsourcing?

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April 07, 2017

Robots in Manufacturing, AI and the Future Workplace | TED Talks

We’ve made no secret of our fondness for TED talks. [TED stands for technology, entertainment and design.] You can easily find talks on virtually every topic thanks to YouTube. In the past, we’ve shared engineering and manufacturing talks but since we know many of our blog readers are engaged in robotics, making parts for robots and using...

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April 05, 2017

Designing Products with Sustainable Manufacturing in Mind

Think eco-friendly and manufacturing don’t mix? Think again.

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April 03, 2017

Moving Your Product From Prototype to Production

Just think about it for a second. Every day you interact with hundreds of products that at one point were nothing more than an idea. But have you ever wondered what it looks like to take a product from prototype to production? It's a complex process that combines creativity and procedures. There are stops and starts. The timeline for...

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March 31, 2017

How Much Resolution Do I Need For My 3D-Printed Prototype?

For obvious reasons, 3D printing is a popular prototyping method — whether SLA, SLS or FDM. But did you know a simple tweak in the software settings can save you time and money when creating your 3D-printed prototype?

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March 27, 2017

The Challenge of Sourcing Materials in Medical Device Manufacturing

As the aging population increases and the desire for medical interventions allowing for an active lifestyle continues, the demand for implantable medical devices will expand further. A report released in early 2017 estimates the global implantable medical devices market will reach $54.2 billion by 2025.

  ABSORB stent made by Abbott. ©2016...

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March 23, 2017

A Podcast Round Up | Advanced Manufacturing, Supply Chain + Innovation

Are you a fan of podcasts? I am. I love hearing experts share the who/what/where/when/how of their field. I've always heard that you learn something new every day. With podcasts, that's certainly true. 

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March 21, 2017

How to Determine the Best Prototyping Method? 5 Questions to Ask

At last! It’s time to turn your design into a physical object. While it’s exciting to see something from your imagination turn into reality, there are questions that must be answered before you can begin.

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March 17, 2017

How To Manage Quality Processes When Using a Contract Manufacturer

When you’re in the U.S. and your manufacturer is in Asia, Mexico or some other remote location, how do you know you’ll enjoy sustainable high quality production throughout the life of your part or product?

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