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Finding the Right Medical Component Contract Manufacturer

Contract manufacturing requires a second party to produce a sub component or, even an entire device, for an OEM. Examples include a cable harness used for EMG monitoring or a sensor used in sleep studies. In each of these instances the OEM develops the system and the contract...continue

Advantages of Using Custom Connectors

Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller, and engineers are beginning to face challenges with accepting standard off the shelf connectors to meet their needs. If your design can not afford to be compromised then customization is the solution...continue

Bringing Your Ideas to Life

Every great product begins with an idea. Some easier to accomplish than others. At PlasticsOne we strive to do what other say canít be done, producing cable assemblies, custom molded parts, and working models for custom inventions that you wonít find anywhere ...continue

From One to Millions of Units Per Year

PlasticsOne offers a flexible manufacturing environment that can grow and react with your product line. For smaller product lines we utilize Batch mode production and as the line grows, or as demand changes, we use multiple cells ...continue

2015 VT KnowledgeWorks Student Business Concept Competitions

Roanoke, VA - To promote innovation, engineering, design and technology, PlasticsOne. is thrilled to announce funding of sponsorship awards at the 2015 VT KnowledgeWorks Student Business Concept Competitions. The Global Challenge Semifinals in April allows Virginia Tech student teams to compete for prizes, where the grand prize winner will advance to the August finals and compete on a world stage in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA...continue

3D Printing: Quickly Bringing Your Prototypes to Life

In the past, prototyping parts were typically outsourced, expensive and a time consuming service to offer. Luckily, technology and 3D printing have revolutionized the prototyping process. Not only is it relatively quick to get a part printed, the material is also fairly inexpensive. Previously it would take days to machine a part or prototype, and many man hours. ...continue

Do Not Risk Your Business On Cheap In Ear Monitor Cables

A leading american In-Ear Monitor (IEM) company recently shared their experience in dealing with an offshore supplier. The supplier had a U.S. representative and the manufacturing facility was in Asia so it seemed like a good way to get inexpensive cables without the added stress of communicating directly offshore. The IEM company was initially pleased with the price of the cable and quality but it did not take long for quality and communication issues to arise. Once production ramped up, the Asian manufacturer ...continue

Converting Products to be RoHS compliant

Converting products to be RoHS compliant can be an overwhelming undertaking. Obstacles including re-validating wire-crimp force, and high-heat soldering components can be an issue with parts that are already pre-validated to existing...continue

Engineering Evaluation Parts

Itís easy to find yourself in a time crunch for getting sample parts fabricated quickly to showcase at a tradeshow. Inventors require quality parts for spur-of- the moment meetings with investors. Engineers may need to have a small batch of working parts to evaluate a capability. These are just a ...continue

How Can I Protect My PCB and Cable Assembly

There are countless elements in our environment that can wreak havoc on PCB and cable assembly products. From moisture in the form of corrosion to simple dust and lint. These types of elements and a host of others can lead to inconsistent readings and measures which can can cause performance issues. You may also have a need to make sure the cable assembly cannot be yanked off of your PCB due to the low pull force strength from just a soldered connection. EMI and EMF shielding ...continue