Category Archives: Industry Tips
Engineering and Manufacturing Under One Roof
Combining engineering and manufacturing under one roof provides a uniquely effective solution to today’s specialty manufacturing needs.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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