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East West Manufacturing Blog

Michelle Jones

Recent Posts

September 07, 2021

This is When The Chip Shortage Will End

Since the beginning of the pandemic, most of us have experienced trying to order items that seem to never be in stock, or if we are lucky enough to successfully place an order, it is met with shipping estimates sometimes months out.

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January 14, 2021

Conformal Coating on PCBAs

Why Conformal Coat?

The function of circuit assemblies can deteriorate due to external factors such as moisture, salt spray, chemicals, and temperature extremes. Conformal coatings can be used in a wide range of environments to protect against damaging effects like corrosion, mold growth, and electrical failures caused by outside agents. This...

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December 07, 2020

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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February 07, 2020

The Biggest Advantages of Domestic Manufacturing

One of the most common questions manufacturing partners will hear is "where should I make my product?" While it seems like a simple question, the answer is just a bit more multi-layered. Every product has such unique requirements and each company has its special challenges and priorities, making it nearly impossible to generalize a solution....

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September 19, 2019

Chinese New Year Planning Guide: 2021

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 February 12th 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: 2021. 

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July 15, 2019

Understanding Smart Sensors in IoT

June 25, 2019

Dictionary of Common Manufacturing 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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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 18, 2019

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

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