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Creation Technologies Gains Fourth AS9100 Certified Manufacturing Facility

Electronics designer & manufacturer illustrates commitment to contract manufacturing of Defense and Aerospace products. Creation Technologies, a leading electronics manufacturing services provider today announced that its electronics manufacturing facility in Vancouver, B.C. Canada has obtained AS9100 Certification.  The news comes on the heels of the company’s recent certifications of their manufacturing facilities in San Jose, […]

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Breaking Through Time-to-Market Barriers with Concurrent Engineering

How Does Your Product Development Cycle Stack Up? Did you know that Deere & Company reduced product development time for construction equipment by 60%, and IBM reduced direct costs in system assembly by 50%? And how did Fuji Xerox’s FX-3500 copier immediately capture 60% of the relevant domestic market? All are historical reference points to […]

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3 Keys to a Successful, Large-Scale Product Transfer

For OEMs, switching your manufacturing solution is not as simple as switching your cable provider. Whether you build in-house or are using a contract manufacturer (CM), transferring a family of products to a new facility or partner can be a very complex, time-consuming, and expensive process. With so many factors to consider – from cost […]

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A Case for Mixed Model Line Design in Complex, High Mix, Electronics Manufacturing

Manufacturing facility design is like puzzle-solving, where managing space and operational efficiencies can pose a challenge – especially during periods of growth. Do we carve out more manufacturing space within our existing facility? Do we acquire more manufacturing space? Or do we continue to find new ways to optimize existing product flow? At Creation, the […]

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3 Questions Medical Device OEMs (Should) Have for New Contract Design and Manufacturing Partners

Today, it’s more common than ever for medical device OEMs to outsource significant portions of their design and manufacturing. The medical industry’s many regulations make this process especially complex. As Director of Regulatory & Quality for Creation Design Services, I’m often asked about our capabilities across the product life cycle from design through after-market support. […]

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Creation Technologies Achieves Milestone Company-Wide ISO 13485 Medical Device Certification

In the medical device industry, the reliability of a product is critical for patient safety. If a device has design flaws, missing due diligence documentation, or perceived gaps in compliance, an OEM’s credibility and ability to deliver a high-quality and safe product on deadline comes into question in the marketplace. At Creation, we understand the […]

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3 Areas for Improvement in the Medical Device Industry in 2016

These are exciting times to work in healthcare. With advancements in research and innovation, the medical device industry continues to push the envelope, saving lives and improving the quality of living for people across the globe. But even with all of the game-changing products that have been recently introduced such as LifeWatch’s Mobile Cardiac Telemetry […]

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Green Manufacturing: Signing off on Paperless

Advancements in technology has been eradicating the need for paper documentation for businesses across many industries. Going ‘green’ and ‘lean’ are clichés in their own right, but the changes have become more and more apparent in recent past. We have already seen the publishing industry make the plunge to predominantly digital. However, in the manufacturing […]

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Free Technical Paper to Help You Verify the Elimination of Flux Residue

Over the course of my career, I’ve seen firsthand the impact that organizations like SMTA and IPC can have on the electronics industry. At Creation Technologies, we’re proud to be a long-standing member of SMTA and appreciate the work that it has done to establish standards, strengthen skills and further the success of its members. […]

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