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    September 30, 2019

    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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    September 19, 2019

    Chinese New Year Planning Guide: 2020

    Sure, it's only the middle of September and you're probably more thinking more about your fantasy football team than a Chinese holiday that doesn't even take place until January 25 of NEXT year, but put down your Yahoo Sports app for just a minute and do your company a favor by downloading our Chinese New Year Guide: 2020. 

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    September 17, 2019

    How Small Design Changes Can Affect Product Development Pricing

    You’ve submitted your design, you’ve seen your prototype and… there’s something not quite right. Maybe a curve is deeper than expected, there’s a ridge or dimple where there shouldn’t be. Perhaps it just doesn’t feel the way you expected it to. But it’s a simple fix, right?

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    August 26, 2019

    Connected Devices and Security

    In our previous post, we went over the basics of what a smart sensor is, its parts and the different categories they can fall into. It’s a technology that continues to grow and with the explosion of IoT, these sensors are being immersed in our lives more each year. However, as we adopt this connectivity, hackers throughout the world are...

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    August 21, 2019

    Mold Flow Analysis Can Save Your Plastic Injection Mold Design

    One of the keys to a quality plastic injection molded part is an accurate mold – one that produces consistent pieces time and time again. So how is that accomplished?

     

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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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