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