Engineering and Manufacturing Under One Roof

Combining engineering and manufacturing under one roof provides a uniquely effective solution to today’s specialty manufacturing needs.
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Today’s Plastic Electronics

In today’s world, it’s not unusual to think of plastic in association with electronics.  However, some industries are taking the idea to the next level. Continue reading

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4 Ways Small Manufacturers Save OEMs Money

Small American Manufacturers have successfully positioned themselves as highly effective and efficient partners for OEMs who had traditionally utilized larger/foreign manufacturers. Here’s how: Continue reading

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New: Heat Conducting Plastic

Plastic has had limited applications within electronics because of its inability to conduct heat.  The University of Michigan is changing that by utilizing ground breaking techniques to create heat conducting plastic polymers. Continue reading

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The Value of Value Engineering

Value Engineering is the process of designing to cost. All of the processes, vendors, and components are selected to fit a budget first and foremost. Continue reading

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You’re Probably Paying Too Much for Build to Print Manufacturing

If you’re sending drawings to a manufacturer for build to print services without asking the right questions, you’re probably paying too much. Continue reading

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The Future is Here: Graphene

If you haven’t heard of it yet, here’s your chance to get educated on the newest high tech material, graphene. Continue reading

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Common Plastic Forming Processes

Plastic products are made using a wide variety of processes.  There are 5 common techniques used to produce most of the items you see every day. Continue reading

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Understanding Plastic Trade Names

Understanding the difference between a brand and material  is a huge part of material selection when it comes to plastic. Continue reading

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Potting: Electronics Encapsulation

In some cases, electronic components need protection from environmental factors like humidity, corrosion, contaminants, and structural threats. Potting (encapsulation), is one way of achieving that protection. Continue reading

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