Protecting Your Product’s Intellectual Assets: Mechanical Components

In a recent article, we discussed how a complete documentation package is crucial to controlling your manufacturing and product-related intellectual assets. Today, we’re going to take an in-depth look at the specific documentation you should have for your mechanical components. 

In the world of electromechanical manufacturing, the mechanical components of the assembly are an important part of the overall function and quality of the final product. 

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Protecting Your Product’s Electromechanical Intellectual Assets

In a series of articles, the President of Mars International, Geoff Engelstein, outlined the steps companies need to take to develop a complete documentation package. This documentation is the key to controlling your manufacturing and product-related intellectual assets.

Engelstein says that while companies often focus on their fear of counterfeiting, it is a rare occurrence. “Most off-shore manufacturers are focused on contract manufacturing and have no interest in destroying their reputation by engaging in this type of activity.”

Reducing Time to Market for New Product Development

Developing a new product means working with a lot of moving parts. But you can gain an advantage over competitors by reducing your time to market.

In this blog post, we will discuss how to do that.  

Time-to-market (TTM), also referred to as “speed-to-market,” is the amount of time it takes for a product to go from the idea stage until it’s ready for sale. And there are a few reasons why companies should care about getting this process right:

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Visit Mars International and Ciqada at the WEFTEC ’16 Conference

WEFTEC_conference.jpgMars International and its Ciqada division are heading to New Orleans this month, where we’ll take part in the Water Environmental Federation’s annual technical exhibition and conference (WEFTEC).

It’s the largest conference of its kind in North America, and the largest water quality exhibition anywhere in the world.

The WEF is a not-for-profit technical and educational water quality organization, comprised of 33,000 individuals and 75 affiliated associations. Its mission is to connect water professionals, enrich their experience and increase awareness of the impact and value of water.

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