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January 19, 2017

The 4400-Metric-Ton Die Casting Machine in the Room

Engineers get excited about the smallest details, usually. And as an outspoken non-engineer, I get that different people are impressed with different interests. I may not own a micrometer but I enjoy some marketing analytics. We’re all different.

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December 29, 2016

Engineering, Incoterms and DFM: Our Top Blog Posts for 2016

It's been a busy year on the East West blog. We've tried to share content that answers your questions about product manufacturing and engineering. We've sought to pique your interest, and keep you reading and looking for more. As we put 2016 in the rear view mirror, we thought we'd take a look back at the most read blog posts of the year.

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December 13, 2016

Are You Ready for Product Manufacturing?

Who doesn't love a good quiz?

Have a little fun and take our quiz to learn whether you're ready to move  into full scale product manufacturing.

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December 06, 2016

3 Challenges for Medical Device Manufacturing in 2017

It’s that time of the year when journalists and bloggers do one of two things – look forward or look back. In the interest of leaving 2016 mercifully in the dust, we’re choosing to look forward at some of the challenges – or opportunities – awaiting medical device manufacturing (MDM) in the New Year.

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November 17, 2016

7 Advantages to Manufacturing in India That Your Boss May Not Know

It's no secret that manufacturing labor costs are rising in China and the talk of alternative manufacturing locations continues to grow. While some manufacturing operations are returning to the U.S. and Europe, others are staying in Asia, and India is rapidly attracting more business.  Yes, there are labor and raw material advantages and an ...

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November 15, 2016

The Future of Manufacturing [TED talk]

Seriously, who doesn't love a good TED talk? Last week I ran across a talk given in May 2016 by Olivier Scalabre, a senior partner and managing director with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in the organization's Paris office. Scalabre is a member of BCG's Industrial Goods; Global Advantage; Operations; People & Organization; Marketing, Sales...

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November 08, 2016

Why East West Doesn’t Manufacture in the US

If you’re reading this blog, you’ve probably visited our website. And if you’ve visited our website, you probably know that East West Manufacturing is a global contract manufacturer with facilities in China, Vietnam and India. That covers the east, but what about the west? Why doesn’t East West have manufacturing facilities in the U.S.?

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October 25, 2016

What is Design for Manufacturing or DFM?

Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is the method of design for ease of manufacturing of the assortment of parts that will form the product after assembly. DFM is primarily concerned with reducing overall part production cost and minimizing the complexity of manufacturing operations.

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October 18, 2016

Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Impact Medical Device Manufacturing

 Talk about explosive growth! The additive manufacturing industry has experienced 25 percent compound growth every year since 2009. It’s projected that additive manufacturing (also known as 3D printing), as an industry, will be worth more than $5 billion by the end of 2016.

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October 07, 2016

National Manufacturing Day Addresses the Industry's Biggest Challenge

Happy National Manufacturing Day!

As I mentioned my previous post, National Manufacturing Day (MFG Day) is meant to highlight the industry and introduce it to the next generation of workers. Today, October 7, more than 2,500 events are taking place in the U.S. and Canada — everything from roundtable discussions to plant tours for community...

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