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May 12, 2015

Does Your Manufacturing Company have the Technical Capability?

So you’ve found an awesome manufacturing company (cough, East West, cough) and you’re eager to get production lines moving! But how can you be sure this manufacturer is properly outfitted to produce quality goods that meet your customer’s standards? Follow the guidelines below to make sure you’ve found the right fit.

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May 07, 2015

Why the Internet of Things (IOT) is Great News for Manufacturers!

Welcome to the Jetsons, Elroy! Depending upon which source you believe, the growth of connected devices we have seen thus far with the Internet of Things is nothing compared to what the future holds.  Some estimates say that in just five years the amount of connected devices will double from 25 billion today to 50 billion by 2020. Think about that...

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March 19, 2015

3 Quick Ways to Fail Your Made in China, In a Hurry!

If you manufacture in China and want to fail faster than the next boutique cupcake shop in your hometown, follow these quick three tips!

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March 17, 2015

Sand Casting or Die Casting: Which One Is Right For Me?

Sand Casting is the process of forming steel products with a mold made of sand, or silica based products than can packed into a tight mold to create a smooth surface.  Molten metal is poured into mold which sets up fairly quickly.  Engine Blocks, Manifolds, and literally hundreds of metal products are still manufactured this way to.

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March 12, 2015

6 Critical Functions of a World Class Strategic Sourcing Team

Let’s be honest.  With a show of hands, when we say “Strategic Sourcing” how many of you think, “It’s really just about buying at the cheapest price?”

While Engineers, Program and Brand Managers get much of the credit for successful New Product Development and Commercialization of new product launches, the unsung hero is often the team who...

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March 10, 2015

Potential Risks Going from Prototype to Production

It is not uncommon to find out that your prototypes and initial limited production runs are not exactly the same as each other. It could be slight variations in specs, color, dimensional tolerances, improper fit or even performance issues with function.

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February 10, 2015

Quiz: Are you Ready for a Contract Manufacturer?

Are you ready to take your product idea to the next level? How do you know when you're ready for contract manufacturing? Take our short 5 Question Quiz: "Are You Ready for a Contract Manufacturer?" and find out!

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February 05, 2015

From Invention to Production: The Only Thing You Need Is...

Manufacturing... and TIME! More Time that you might think!  One of the most common questions we get is: How long will it take to get into production?

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February 03, 2015

Contract Manufacturing was Then, Global Manufacturing is Now!

Contract Manufacturing used to be defined as simply one company fabricating a product for another. They would make it and ship it. Period.  That model worked for many years but now the process has changed to push contract manufacturers to become valued suppliers.  Over the years the term ‘outsourcing’ has become synonymous with contract...

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January 27, 2015

Cheap Oil Prices Are Just One Factor in the Onshore/Offshore Debate

Will cheap oil prices (Energy) drive more companies to move production back to the US?  Or how much more does it cost companies to keep manufacturing in the U.S?  That is the real question!

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