China

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8 tipping points that will determine when the robots will arrive

We check in on the key elements that are driving automation in electronics manufacturing.

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8 tips to build great relationships with your factory in china

Here are 8 recommendations to foster strong and positive relationships with your factory in China.

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Going on a China factory “vacation”? Here’s how to make the most of it.

Most engineers traveling to factory builds get just one day a week to enjoy what China has to offer — here’s a curated list of ways to spend your next Sunday on the ground.

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Tariffs may kill more U.S. manufacturing jobs than they save. And it might be a good thing

Automation is happening, and it’s happening fast.

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Advice from the Field, Part 2: Factory Organization and Relationships

Brendan Green is Head of Advanced Manufacturing Operations at Instrumental. We asked him to share tips he’s learned from his experiences manufacturing physical products. This is Part 2 of 2.

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Advice from the Field, Part 1: Avoiding Manufacturing Surprises

Brendan Green is Head of Advanced Manufacturing Operations at Instrumental. We asked him to share tips he’s learned from his experiences manufacturing physical products. This is Part 1 of 2.

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Ten phrases to get you through your China build

My first trip to China, I hopped on a plane without knowing a word of Mandarin. Over a dozen trips later, and I’ve learned about a hundred. That’s not particularly impressive, but it is particularly helpful for navigating a build in China.

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How to scale manufacturing like Apple, without their massive resources

Everyone admires the quality of products from industry leaders like Apple. While you may not be able to manufacture like Apple, we often hear from product leaders who are trying to figure out how their organization can keep top-notch quality into mass production. 

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