At What Stage of a Product’s Lifecycle Should You Bring in a CM Partner?
Your contract manufacturing partner can have a dramatic effect on the success (or failure) of your project. While an end-to-end CM can come in at any point of your production cycle, bringing them in at exactly the right time enables you to reap the greatest rewards.
The Many Hats of an Integrated Contract Manufacturer
In its 2020 report, Risk, Resilience and Rebalancing in Global Value Chains, McKinsey Global Institute includes a graph plotting different types of ‘shocks’ and their potential to disrupt value chains around the world.
The Importance of Choosing the Right Plastic
Choosing the proper plastic for your injection molded component can be challenging. There are hundreds of raw resins to consider, and you must decide if the project will require an additive (like a flame retardant or UV stabilizer) and/or a colorant.
Moving Down the Line: Electromagnetic Linear Actuators
Let’s first talk about linear motors, that can be thought of as conventional rotating motors whose stator has been unrolled, and laid out flat.
Sealing the Deal: A Primer on Rubber Injection Molding
Injection molding isn’t just for thermoplastics. The same process, with a few minor tweaks, can also be applied to synthetic rubbers.
How to Successfully Contract Out Cable Harness Assembly
A lot of OEMs (particularly smaller ones) use cable assemblies in their products built in-house and usually do the assembly by hand with the help of tools like crimpers, strippers, and heat guns.
Choosing the Right Motor Can Really Move Your Application Forward
By converting electrical energy into motion, electrical motors literally keep our modern world turning. From compressors to ceiling fans, vacuum pumps to vacuum cleaners and dialysis machines to drones, motors are everywhere.
Using Core-outs to Reduce the Weight of Plastic Parts
Core-outs are sections of a plastic part where a thick section of solid material has been replaced by a square, rectangle, or hexagonal section. This effectively replaces that solid material with empty voids surrounded by walls and ribs of uniform thickness.
Medical Device Contract Manufacturing — When Less is More
In the highly competitive industry of medical devices, outsourcing is almost required to stay ahead. Its benefits are evident — multidisciplinary expertise, cost savings, flexibility, expansion, reduced risk, increased innovation, and quality assurance to name just a few.
The Importance of Uniform Wall Thickness in Plastics
Keeping the walls of your injection molded plastic part the same thickness is important for maintaining good cosmetics and structural integrity.