Author Archives: Renaud Anjoran

What Is A Process FMEA and When To Use It? [Template]

Process FMEAs are so useful for businesses who are serious about reducing risk in design or production… and so poorly conducted in China. But before we explain how to conduct yours, just what is a Process FMEA in the first … Continue reading

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What Common Improvements Can DFM Make To Die Cast Parts?

It is important to establish a fully optimized part design before any tools are manufactured for your die-cast product. This can be achieved by applying Design for Manufacture (DFM) best practices. You should also incorporate the use of tools such as … Continue reading

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Sofeast’s R&D team compared to other ways to handle prototyping & product development

If you're developing and manufacturing a new product this table will show you your options and some of their key pros and cons. Should you wish to work with our team to help you develop and produce your products in … Continue reading
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Common Design For Manufacture Improvements On Plastic Injection Molded Parts

How do you ensure your design is mature, and you are ready to order the fabrication of the mold for your new injection molded plastic part? One way is to carry out a Design for Manufacture (DFM) analysis. This way, … Continue reading

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What are the effects of coronavirus on importers with a China supply chain? [Webinar]

As the COVID-19 coronavirus continues its spread around the world, importers who rely on Chinese factories or suppliers feel nervous about the effects on their businesses. To help make things clearer and provide some actionable advice on how to reduce … Continue reading

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Surgical Mask Inspections: Our QC Checklist [Free Download]

These days, many companies are buying surgical masks due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak without knowing much about that type of product. Are you in that situation? If so, here is a generic quality control checklist that we use for … Continue reading

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Coping With Coronavirus 3: How Importers Can Check If A China Factory Is Ready & Has Capacity

Importers are being severely hit by the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia epidemic in China: Many factory workers (operators, inspectors, engineers…) are locked down in Hubei province Perhaps a higher number of factory workers are remaining in their home towns, hesitant to … Continue reading

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Coping With Coronavirus 2: How To Inspect Products & Audit Factories Without Going On Site

At Sofeast, we have been going to Chinese factories on behalf of our clients since 2006. We have never had to face a situation of rapidly spreading disease, entire cities locked down, and all factories adopting stringent security measures. We … Continue reading

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Is It Safe To Receive Packages From China? [Coronavirus FAQs]

In this article, we’ll give you some information about what the risks of receiving packages from China could be by providing answers to some coronavirus FAQs…

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Coping With Coronavirus 1: Identifying & Vetting New Chinese Suppliers During the Epidemic

In light of the Wuhan Coronavirus outbreak, are you concerned about how you’re going to be able to get your products made in China in 2020? In several provinces, factories are authorized to open only today — at the earliest. … Continue reading

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