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January 22, 2015

A Manufacturer's Dilemma: To Outsource or Not Outsource? [Infographic]

Being a manufacturing company in today's ever-changing global economy is tough. There's always been a huge debate on whether manufacturing offshore is the right thing to do or whether manufacturing companies should be creating jobs here in the U.S. for Americans. East West has outlined our stance on off-shoring vs. on-shoring and the option we...

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January 20, 2015

3 Things Manufacturing Engineers Want More Than "Fast"

In a conversation with our technical program manager over the last several weeks I have come to the conclusion that Engineering AND Fast rarely belong in the same sentence!  Or my expectation of how Engineers define “Fast” needed a major correction. When a customer expresses interest my emotional transactional side stands at attention as...

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November 20, 2014

4 Tools Everyone Injection Molding Plastic Should Be Using

Contract Manufacturing plastics have come a long way over the years and yet the fastest way to sabotage a client’s trust is to deliver samples or finished product with sink marks and voids. Do you want to know the 4 tools to keep this from happening?

The key to saying goodbye to sink marks and voids with successful plastic injection molding is...

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November 11, 2014

In-House Tooling Offers Injection Mold Design to Your Specifications

Located in our wholly-owned facility in Vietnam, East West's tool shop opened in 2013. We can now offer our customers the benefit of in-house tooling along with engineering support to help make tooling designs injection friendly. Our tooling shop was set up to serve the injection molding, blow molding and stamping industries. East West's tool...

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October 28, 2014

6 Biggest Mistakes When Selecting a Contract Manufacturer: Part 1

Choosing the right contract manufacturer for your project is no easy task! To help you avoid a pitfall during your search, we've listed three of the six biggest mistakes we've seen when selecting a contract manufacturer.

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October 21, 2014

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic (and Better): Part 2

Here are the final 4 reasons why advanced plastics are better than aluminum and steel in EC Motor applications. Check out our first installment of Why EC Motors are Plastic here.

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October 14, 2014

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic: Part 1

In recent years it has been determined that you can improve EC Refrigeration Motor performance with advanced plastics. In this two part series we’ll provide you with 8 reasons that will help explain why! Read on below for the first 4 reasons why EC Motors are made of plastic.

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September 25, 2014

No Infrastructure to Manufacture in India? Yeah, Right!

September 18, 2014

7 Reasons Why You Will Soon Read, “Made in India”

Even if you are not in manufacturing you know that Chinese costs are going up. It’s in every newspaper, blog post, white paper, and each on-shoring article you read. So as cost rise manufacturers look to move production elsewhere. Countries like Vietnam, the United States, and Mexico are often top of mind solutions. What has been growing...

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