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East West Manufacturing

East West Manufacturing is a Global Contract Manufacturer headquartered in Atlanta, GA. We help companies become more competitive by producing their components or assemblies to high quality standards in countries where it is strategically advantageous. We provide our customers access to a global supply chain.
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November 29, 2023

How Strong Supplier Relationships Add to Your Bottom Line

Studies by Planning Perspectives, Inc. (PPI), determined a causal link between a company’s profitability and the quality of the relationships it has with its suppliers. Dr. John W. Henke, Jr., president and CEO of PPI, specializes in studying OEM buyer/supplier relationships in the automotive and 17 other industries. His company publishes an...

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November 15, 2023

Choosing the Right Manufacturer for Medical Wearables

When it comes to printed electronics for medical and wearable products, making the right choice for your manufacturing partner is critical. These specialized devices demand precision, compliance with stringent regulations, and a commitment to quality. In our experience, there are several key considerations and strategies that will help when it...

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November 07, 2023

The Role of HMI in EV Solutions

The electric vehicle (EV) industry is experiencing remarkable growth, and as more electric cars hit the roads, the need for a reliable and efficient charging infrastructure becomes increasingly evident. While the spotlight often shines on the advancements in EV battery technology and vehicle design, the supporting infrastructure plays a pivotal...

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October 30, 2023

How In-Mold Electronics Can Enhance Your Product Design and Performance

If you are looking for a way to create smart surfaces and human-machine interfaces that can integrate decorative graphics, lighting, touch controls, sensors, antennas, and other features into plastic parts, you may want to consider in-mold electronics (IME) as part of your product design plan.

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October 23, 2023

What Affects The Cost of Printed Electronics Manufacturing

The cost of manufacturing printed electronics can vary significantly based on a variety of factors, including the complexity of the design, the materials used, the production volume, and the level of quality control required. As a result, there is no fixed cost associated with manufacturing printed electronics. Instead, the cost is determined on a...

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October 06, 2023

Challenges When Scaling Up Printed Electronics Manufacturing: Part 2

Material compatibility and sourcing becomes increasingly complex when scaling up printed electronics production. Because materials (substrates, conductive inks, dielectrics, hydrogels) are the building blocks of printed electronic components, ensuring a consistent, reliable supply of high-quality materials is essential for successful large-scale...

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September 07, 2023

Challenges When Scaling Up Printed Electronics Manufacturing: Part 1

Part 1: Inconsistent Printing Quality

As the demand for printed electronics continues to grow, manufacturers face a significant challenge—scaling up production efficiently while maintaining product quality and cost-effectiveness. To do so successfully, you must first understand the most common challenges companies experience. Then, we can walk...

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August 03, 2023

Tips & Best Practices for Creating A More Accurate Demand Forecast

Overseas manufacturing is challenging enough, and now more than ever we are seeing disruptions at nearly every stage of the process from availability of raw materials to logistical nightmares and port congestion. Not to mention the typical challenges related to distance, time zones, language barrier, cultural differences. And if forecasting falls...

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July 14, 2023

5 Most Common Conductive Inks in Printed Electronics

What are Conductive Inks?

When we really get down the meat of it, conductive inks are simply printed products capable of conducting electricity by infusing silver flakes and other conductive metallic materials into the ink itself. While most metal materials maintain a solid state at normal temperatures, infusing liquid inks with flaked or powdered...

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June 20, 2023

Testing PCBAs in a Prototype Environment

Electrical PCBA testing finds anything from process defects to design issues. Process defects are faults that are created during the circuit board assembly process. These can be wrong component values, backward components, missing components, solder shorts / opens, etc. It is a huge task to launch a new product. Bill of Materials need to be...

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