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Industry 4.0 is the solution to the billion-dollar misalignment problem in electronics supply chain Featured Image

Industry 4.0 is the solution to the billion-dollar misalignment problem in electronics supply chain

Originally published in Forbes. Electronics manufacturing loses billions of dollars every year due to misaligned incentives within the supply chain. ...

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Instrumental to Bring Manufacturing Leaders Together for Second Annual Virtual Build Better Summit to Reboot Electronics Manufacturing for 2021 Featured Image

Instrumental to Bring Manufacturing Leaders Together for Second Annual Virtual Build Better Summit to Reboot Electronics Manufacturing for 2021

The Authoritative Manufacturing Optimization Event Hosts Electronics Leaders Speakers from Facebook, NVIDIA, iFixit, and More to Distill Disruptions f ...

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The hard problems we’re solving at Instrumental Featured Image

The hard problems we’re solving at Instrumental

I left my job building cutting-edge hardware at Apple over five years ago to start Instrumental because I love sinking ...

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Failure Analysis Methods for Product Design Engineers: Tools and Techniques (Pt. 2) Featured Image

Failure Analysis Methods for Product Design Engineers: Tools and Techniques (Pt. 2)

In part 1 of our failure analysis series, we shared the best ways to find the sources of failure modes ...

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Introducing New Remote Collaboration Features For Manufacturers Featured Image

Introducing New Remote Collaboration Features For Manufacturers

Real-time communication is critical when you are in a build. Identifying defects and conducting failure analysis quickly was already difficult ...

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Pantone and Plastic: The Challenges of Color Matching in Product Design and Manufacturing Featured Image

Pantone and Plastic: The Challenges of Color Matching in Product Design and Manufacturing

Pantone recently announced their colors of the year for 2021: Ultimate Gray, a soothing and shadowy steel, and Illuminating, a ...

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Failure Analysis Methods for Product Design Engineers: Finding Sources of Error (Pt. 1) Featured Image

Failure Analysis Methods for Product Design Engineers: Finding Sources of Error (Pt. 1)

While it can be frustrating to deal with at the time, resolving failures and getting to a defect free launch ...

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Instrumental’s most important product is our interview process, three years later Featured Image

Instrumental’s most important product is our interview process, three years later

Instrumental helps engineers find and fix issues on their manufacturing lines – from prototype through production. Our vision is to ...

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