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September 19, 2017

Metal Fabrication Capabilities: Finding the Best Manufacturing Fit

Relationships are tricky things. When they're good it's usually because each party has something the other needs, it's a mutually beneficial. That's true when you're looking for manufacturing suppliers, too. You're looking for a good fit. You win, they win. 

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September 14, 2017

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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September 12, 2017

Chinese New Year: Recommendations to Keep Your Supply Chain on Track

Well, here we are. It’s mid-September and we’re reminding you one last time about preparing for Chinese New Year (CNY) delays.

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September 07, 2017

Thinking About Overseas Manufacturing? Read This First

It’s time. You’re ready to scale up your product and you know you want to outsource the production.

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September 05, 2017

How a Contract Manufacturer Assists Product Lifecycle Management

Do you ever stop to think about the products you interact with on a daily basis and how amazing they are? Let’s just think about the stuff you touch as you’re getting ready to head to work. Maybe you shut off a blaring alarm clock or alarm on a cell phone. Your coffee is ready in the kitchen because the night before you scheduled the beans to...

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August 31, 2017

Maintaining Quality Control When Manufacturing Overseas

Hindsight is 20/20. We’ve all heard that adage. But what if hindsight could become foresight? 

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August 17, 2017

8 Reasons Why EC Motors are Plastic (and Better)

Do you like trivia? Me too. Here's a little something you may or may not have known about electronically commutated (EC) motors.

Sturdy advanced plastics are excellent replacement materials for steel and aluminum throughout the motor either as insulation material, structural parts and enclosures. These plastics, like glass-filled nylon resins  

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August 15, 2017

Global Manufacturing Trends and Other Stories You May Have Missed

Have you ever heard the phrase "driveway moments"? The term was coined by NPR to describe those stories you can't leave. You pull into the driveway, put the car in park and just sit there until the story is over — it's that compelling. 

A few stories that I read the past few weeks fall into that category. If I was listening to the radio and got...

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August 10, 2017

Practical Ways Engineering Support Benefits Product Development

When considering the value of engineering support as you go through the process of product development, there’s a great saying to keep in mind:

Experience is a great teacher, especially someone else’s experience.

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August 08, 2017

Protecting Your Manufacturing Facility and Processes from Cyberattack

Quick question: How prepared is your company for a cyberattack?

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