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    July 15, 2019

    Understanding Smart Sensors in IoT

    June 25, 2019

    Dictionary of Common Terms

    You don't need to be part of the manufacturing industry long to learn it has it's own native language with no shortage of acronyms. BOM, CBOM, EBOM, MBOM -- it can get confusing very quickly, but we've got you covered with this dictionary of the most commonly heard terms to help you navigate your way through the product development process.

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    May 24, 2019

    Is Latin America the New Asia of Manufacturing?

    So, we're currently wandering around in the middle of the U.S.-China trade negotiations (or lack thereof). However, even before these products were subjected to new regulations, many companies were beginning to diversify their supply chain by transferring production to other Asian countries such as Vietnam. The Eastern Hemisphere has most...

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    May 21, 2019

    Finding an EMS Partner: Making the Right Connection

    There are few things in life as important as chemistry. Oh, not that class you took in high school. I’m talking about the connection you have with other people. It’s difficult to describe but you know it when you feel it.

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    April 24, 2019

    Snapshot of the Nearshore Supply Chain

    Manufacturing nearshore doesn't have to mean you give up sourcing components in Asia. On the contrary, you may be able to save a great deal of money by utilizing both Asian suppliers and nearshore factories. 

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    March 29, 2019

    How to Get the Most Bang for Your Buck Out of Your EC Motor

    Most EC motors on the market today operate at 65 to 70 percent efficiency. But the motor itself isn't the only factor at play. What about the fan blade efficiency, the clearance distance between the fan blade and wall ring, and the programmability of the unit as a whole? These are important elements to analyze and optimize, and doing so can...

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    March 18, 2019

    CASE STUDY: Launching the World's First IoT Powered Smart Container

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    March 06, 2019

    CASE STUDY: Creating the Ultimate Indoor Cycling Experience

    February 26, 2019

    EVT v. DVT v. PVT Explained

    It probably won’t come as a surprise that engineers love their acronyms. If you’re not fully immersed in this world, it can become increasingly difficult to decode what may sound like a foreign language, and while we can’t explain every abbreviation you may come across in one blog post, we’re going to start by discussing the differences between...

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    February 18, 2019

    Benefits of Nearshore Manufacturing: Costa Rica

    Once the decision has been made to manufacture outside of the United States, the next major question that needs to be answered is: if not here, where? China has long since been the default answer for many companies, but with increased tariffs, rising labor rates and lengthy transit time, some are considering nearshore as their first choice and...

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