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November 30, 2017

Which Type of 3D Printing Should I Use?

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is generating significant disruption in the manufacturing industry. It’s easy to understand why. The methods used in additive manufacturing are significantly cheaper and less time consuming than traditional manufacturing. In a recent interview with 3D Printing Industry, an online journal, Daan...

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November 28, 2017

Looking for a Rubber Component Supplier: Questions to Ask

 

Looking for a rubber component supplier can be a daunting task. The process is so multi-layered with discussions of materials (there are a bunch of them) and manufacturing processes (there are a bunch of those, too). And the variations of materials and processes makes for a fairly complex decision tree. But if you like asking questions, it'll...

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November 23, 2017

Just What Are Engineered Products Anyway?

If you’ve looked around websites for contract manufacturers (CM) or manufacturers in general, you might have seen the phrase “engineered products.” Maybe you’ve even thought, “What’s an engineered product?” After all, isn’t everything that’s made an engineered product of some type?

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November 21, 2017

How Strong Supplier Relationships Add to Your Bottom Line

Want your business to become more profitable? Is the sky blue? Is grass green? Will the Cubs win the World Series again this year? (Never mind that last question.)

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November 16, 2017

How to Improve Supply Chain Visibility

When you’re here and your product is over there — wherever “over there” might be — you need supply chain visibility (SCV). An Aberdeen Group report defined SCV as “the awareness of, and control over, specific information related to product orders and physical shipments, including transport and logistics activities and the statuses of events and...

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November 14, 2017

Manufacturing, Innovation and Artificial Intelligence: 3 TED Talks

Today we're sharing three TED talks presented earlier this year on the topics of manufacturing, innovation and artificial intelligence and how the fields can — and must — coexist. As fans of TED talks, we know that you might hear things that challenge your views one minute and affirm them the next. The best advice is to watch and listen with an...

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November 09, 2017

What's In A Quality Plan and How It Works

Quality and cost are two of the top criteria most companies look at when seeking a contract manufacturer. The reasons are obvious. If your product doesn’t meet the definition of quality — defined by industry standards or the consumer — your product is doomed to failure. Every product development project — whether a new product or changes to an...

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November 07, 2017

Questions to Ask an EC Motor Supplier

Have you ever been faced with having to purchase a new major appliance? And have you ever made the mistake of just heading off to the local big box home improvement store without a clear idea of what you're looking for or a list of questions for the sales person? Talk about a waste of time. 

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November 02, 2017

2018 Chinese Holidays Planning Calendar [downloadable calendar]

Now that all the dust has settled surrounding Chinese New Year ordering, we’ve got something to tell you: There are other Chinese holidays, some spanning up to a week, that you need to be aware of.

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October 31, 2017

Questions to Ask When Looking for a Product Design Services Firm [PDF]

 

When you’re on the hunt for a product design firm it’s essential to understand the scope of the project. What exactly are you trying to accomplish?

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