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How Is Rapid Manufacturing Helping the Fight Against COVID-19?
Posted by connektllc on May 19, 2022
Rapid manufacturing is exactly what it sounds like—a process that can be used to produce goods quickly and cost-effectively. In most cases, it involves using 3D printing technology to build products layer by layer out of plastic or metal powder. Rapid manufacturing is often…
Engineering design services for a business in Northern California.
The Importance of Finite Element Analysis in Manufacturing
Posted by connektllc on May 18, 2022
Finite element analysis (FEA) is one of the most important tools used in the design and engineering of modern products. By using FEA, engineers can predict how a product will respond to certain stresses, allowing them to make changes before the product is even…
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Why is Precision Manufacturing Important for Your Products?
Posted by connektllc on May 18, 2022
Precision manufacturing is the process of creating a product that has the exact specifications that you want. Through precision manufacturing, you can build products that help your firm stand out. Learn about the benefits of precision manufacturing in this blog. Precision Manufacturing Helps You…
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How 3D Printing Benefits Product Development
Posted by connektllc on May 17, 2022
3D printing is a technology that allows you to make anything you can imagine. While it's most known for its ability to create physical objects, it can also be used for product development. Here are four ways 3D printing benefits your product development process.…
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Why Custom Manufacturing Is the Future
Posted by connektllc on May 16, 2022
The future is here, and it is custom manufacturing. It's not just a trend, a fad, or something that will go away in a few years. It's here to stay. People want control over their products, and they want to know exactly what they're…
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Benefits of Plastic Injection Molding Services
Posted by connektllc on May 16, 2022
Plastic injection molding services are a viable alternative to other manufacturing techniques such as metal stamping, machining, and casting methods. The manufacturing technique has several applications, including electrical connectors, automotive parts, and appliances. Plastic Injection Molding Is Cost-Effective Plastic injection molding offers low-cost solutions…
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3D Printing: Ways to Save Money and Increase Efficiency
Posted by connektllc on Apr 14, 2022
3D printing is a great way to quickly create prototypes and finished products. It has enabled small businesses to compete with larger companies by quickly creating new, less expensive products. There are some things you should know to save money, increase efficiency, and get the…
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Benefits of Rubber Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Apr 13, 2022
Rubber has become a staple of modern life. It is used in every conceivable industry, from the automotive industry to food processing. Rubber is also one of the most versatile materials you can use when it comes to making objects. You can mold rubber into…
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How Is 3D Printing Cost-Effective?
Posted by connektllc on Apr 12, 2022
In the last decade, the manufacturing industry has undergone a radical change. With the advent of 3D printing technologies, manufacturers and engineers now have more options to create more complex geometries for demanding applications with less investment and time. There are many reasons why 3D…
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How Finite Element Analysis Can Help with Product Development
Posted by connektllc on Apr 11, 2022
When it comes to developing new products, it's important to get off on the right foot. Companies that don't carefully consider their product designs during the development phase often run into a variety of issues down the road. These problems typically hurt both design…
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Electro-Mechanical Packaging: What It Is and What It Does?
Posted by connektllc on Apr 11, 2022
Electro-mechanical packaging is a critical process within the electronics industry. It involves the design, integration, and assembly of mechanical parts for electrical components and circuits. These components could include capacitors, resistors, inductors, semiconductors, and printed circuit boards (PCBs). The goal of electro-mechanical packaging is to ensure…
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Considerations When Working With Prototyping Outsourcers
Posted by connektllc on Apr 10, 2022
Prototyping has become an essential part of product development. It helps to strengthen the design and specification of a product and test the viability of a product. Product development is a complex process. And while people might think they can do everything in-house, this is simply…
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The Importance of Good Mechanical Design
Posted by connektllc on Apr 10, 2022
Good mechanical design is the key to success when it comes to product development using techniques such as 3D printing. The better your design, the better the result. It's like baking a cake; if you don't follow the recipe correctly, then you will get…
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Top Industrial Applications for Custom Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Apr 5, 2022
Custom injection molding is one of the most efficient ways to produce plastic parts or components. The technology uses very little material and takes only a few seconds to produce hundreds of thousands of identical items. The following industrial applications for custom injection molding…
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Use Cases for Finite Element Analysis
Posted by connektllc on Mar 13, 2022
Finite element analysis (FEA) is the simulation that allows for testing the reaction of a product to forces such as fluid flow, heat, and vibration. The process involves subdividing a large problem into smaller, simpler parts called finite elements. Finite Element Analysis is important…
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How Manufacturers Are Responding to the Coronavirus Challenge?
Posted by connektllc on Mar 12, 2022
The COVID-19 crisis, which has been labeled a "black swan" event for the manufacturing industry, has caused supply chain disruptions impacting the entire value chain. The impact of COVID-19 on manufacturing is becoming clearer with each passing day. Because of these disruptions, the prices…
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From Prototypes to Product Launch: Questions to Consider
Posted by connektllc on Mar 12, 2022
Every part of the product development process should be designed to increase your odds of success. And it's no different when you're ready to make the jump from prototypes to product launches. Here are some questions to consider before taking the plunge with the…
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Top Design Lessons to Make a Great Product
Posted by connektllc on Mar 11, 2022
Organizations begin with a concept before developing a product or service. They will create a 3D prototype of the idea to see if it will be successful or not. It's a fundamental method that can help designers turn a concept into an actual thing. Prototyping…
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Factors Affecting Manufacturing Costs
Posted by connektllc on Mar 11, 2022
Manufacturing companies generally fall into two categories: consumer goods or industrial goods. Consumer-goods manufacturers generally make products that the average person regularly uses, while industrial-goods manufacturers generally make products that other entities use in their production processes. No matter what type of manufacturer you…
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Manufacturing Leadership Traits to Overcome a Crisis
Posted by connektllc on Mar 10, 2022
For most manufacturers, the business environment has been fraught with uncertainty over the last several years. The Great Recession between 2007 and 2009 was the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression of 1929. It was also a leadership test for manufacturing companies, which experienced a…
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Most Popular Injection Molding Materials
Posted by connektllc on Mar 10, 2022
Injection molding is a manufacturing process that produces consistent, high-quality parts from thermoplastic and thermosetting plastic materials. These types of plastics are melted and injected by a machine into a mold where they cool and harden to the mold’s shape. The products produced can…
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Reasons Why Rapid Prototyping is a Smart Idea
Posted by connektllc on Mar 10, 2022
Rapid prototyping is becoming the new standard in the design and development of products, offering several benefits to manufacturers and businesses. With the help of rapid prototyping, you can also create an effective business strategy. This is because your stakeholders will get a chance to…
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Benefits of Finite Element Analysis
Posted by connektllc on Mar 9, 2022
Finite element analysis, or FEA for short, is a useful computerized system that is used in the field of structural analysis. It can be used to analyze nearly any structure, from bridges and buildings to complicated machines and engine parts. It is commonly used…
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3 Common Injection Molding Defects
Posted by connektllc on Mar 8, 2022
Injection molding prototypes are both a science and art to create. For bulk production of unique parts, high levels of technical competence and attention to detail are necessary to avoid little mistakes costing organizations a lot of money. In injection molding, there's a lot of…
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What is Injection Molding?
Posted by connektllc on Mar 8, 2022
Injection molding is a production technique that enables the large-scale production of items. Integrating molten materials into a mold is how it works. It's usually used to make thousands of identical things as part of a large production process. Metals, glasses, elastomers, and confections…
A car being manufactured
3 Uses of Finite Element Analysis
Posted by connektllc on Mar 7, 2022
Finite element analysis is a method of modeling the stresses on an engineering design quantitatively. Engineers can use FEA to solve any physics problem that can be quantitatively modeled. Fluid dynamics, heat transfer, and structural analysis are all included. The value of FEA resides…
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Pros and Cons of 3D Printing
Posted by connektllc on Feb 6, 2022
We all are probably familiar with what 3D printing is, by now. Growing in popularity at a very fast rate, 3D printing is commonly used across the globe in multiple industries and has affected the global supply chains due to its rapid increase in popularity. Like…
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What is Metal Casting?
Posted by connektllc on Feb 5, 2022
Metal casting is a technique that involves melting metal and pouring it into a mold. The mold can be formed out of a variety of materials, such as clay, wax, or sand. Metal casting has been around for centuries and continues to play a…
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Is Rapid Prototyping Worth it?
Posted by connektllc on Feb 4, 2022
Rapid prototyping is the backbone of the design process. Using it companies can quickly create a model or mockup of an object using the three-dimensional (3D) printing processes. It was invented by Hideo Kodama, a Japanese engineer. Since then it has become an essential part…
A complex design for a new product
Significance of Prototyping
Posted by connektllc on Feb 3, 2022
Prototyping is an important step in the development cycle of most products. It allows you to test the viability of your idea with real users and make any necessary changes before moving forward with the final product. Learn about the significance of prototyping in…
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Benefits and Drawbacks of Plastic Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Feb 2, 2022
Plastic injection molding allows firms to produce vast volumes of plastic items. This method is utilized in mass production, where a single piece is needed dozens, if not hundreds of thousands, of times. While there are various advantages to plastic injection molding, there are…
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Everything You Need to Know About Finite Element Analysis 101
Posted by connektllc on Jan 19, 2022
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is a simulation that uses a mathematical process to calculate different solutions in a situation. It is one of the main processes in mechanical engineering and an important factor in designing simulation software.  These are the perfect alternatives to physical prototypes.…
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3 Advantages Of 3D Printed Prototypes
Posted by connektllc on Jan 18, 2022
Making a prototype has immense value to a business. On top of that, if those prototypes are 3D printed, they’re even better, especially for smaller businesses looking to save cost. However, technology is growing, and the cost of producing the smallest of products is…
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Plastic Injection Molding Process Explained
Posted by connektllc on Jan 17, 2022
Plastic parts are manufactured from the injection molding process, which is also one of the most common molding processes. This process needs a mold, raw plastic material, and an injection molding machine to make all sorts of complex plastics of different shapes and sizes. The process…
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3 Things to Look Out for When Choosing Engineering Designs Services for Your Company
Posted by connektllc on Jan 16, 2022
Companies often need to outsource several engineering functions, including product development tasks, 3D printing, custom injection molding, etc. This is mostly because the company doesn’t want to incur extra costs for hiring design engineers to assist with product development or similar tasks. However, to choose the…
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A Brief History of Plastic Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Jan 15, 2022
Modern society has come a long way with electronic machines and automobiles. However, these things might not have existed if they weren’t for some manufacturing processes like plastic injection molding. The proper use of plastics’ versatile qualities enabled past scientists to develop inventions in…
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A Selection Guide for The Various Classifications of Engineering Design Services
Posted by connektllc on Jan 14, 2022
The needs for professional engineering design services vary depending on the firm's organizational capabilities, size, and structure. Professional engineering firms like Connekt LLC provide a vast range of comprehensive services. Other firms specialize in specific areas of engineering like traffic, environmental, geotechnical, structural, and more.…
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Should You Use A 3D Printer Yourself or Outsource? Here’s The Answer
Posted by connektllc on Jan 13, 2022
3D printing technology is growing fast, with the market value touching 12.6 billion US dollars in 2020. It also has numerous applications that people are starting to explore more. Furthermore, it also has benefits such as making 3D printed prototypes or any other types of plastic…
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3 Industries That Benefit from Plastic Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Jan 12, 2022
Plastic has a wide range of uses due to its great versatility and customization options. The customization can be further explored with the help of plastic injection molding, which enables us to design the perfect plastic part according to the client's requirements. We use the…
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A Complete Guide to Outsourcing Mechanical Design Services
Posted by connektllc on Jan 11, 2022
Electrical mechanical engineering services are in demand now more than ever. However, the challenge is those good engineers are difficult to find, and companies may find hiring a full-time engineer expensive. What‘s more, payroll expenses aren’t even the main concern; there’s also the need to…
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3 Industrial Applications of 3D Printing
Posted by connektllc on Dec 8, 2021
3D printing is the process of taking a 3-dimensional object and creating it in layers on top of each other. It can be used to create prototypes for your products or even parts that are needed for machinery. The industrial application of this technology…
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Impact of 3D Printing on Different Industries
Posted by connektllc on Dec 7, 2021
3D printing is a technology that has the potential to change the world for good. It's changing our lives, and it will continue to do so as time goes on. 3D technology is becoming more and more popular as the years go by. It's…
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Difference Between Molding and Casting
Posted by connektllc on Dec 6, 2021
Molding and casting are two of the most important manufacturing processes in the world. They’re used for a variety of purposes, from making plastic bottles to creating metal sculptures. Molding is often associated with plastics, while casting is usually reserved for metals. In this…
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Different Metal Casting Methods
Posted by connektllc on Dec 5, 2021
Metal casting is the process of pouring metal into a mold to create the desired shape. The innovation and evolution of this process have been constant in the creation of different items, such as jewelry, statues, and much more. In ancient times, metal casting…
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What Is Finite Element Analysis and How Does It Work?
Posted by connektllc on Dec 4, 2021
FEA or Finite Element Analysis is the simulation of a real phenomenon using a mathematical technique. This mathematical technique is referred to as FEM or Finite Element Method. FEA is a core process for mechanical engineers and various other disciplines used to solve complex equations.…
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5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Prototyping Company
Posted by connektllc on Dec 3, 2021
Choosing a prototyping company to build your product's professional prototype can be a critical decision. Finding the company that suits your requirements the most can be a daunting task. You have to factor in the speed, cost, manufacturing process, and quality before committing to any…
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A Guide to Plastic Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Dec 2, 2021
The use of plastic injection molding in manufacturing industries is getting popular with every passing day. It is a manufacturing technique for producing complex parts. This is a guide about plastic injection molding. How Plastic Injection Molding Works Plastic injection molding involves the forcing of…
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Plastic Injection Molding vs. 3D Printing – Which is Better?
Posted by connektllc on Dec 1, 2021
One of the most important things to choose while starting a project is the manufacturing technique. However, you might be confused about choosing the most suited manufacturing technique for your project? Here we will find out the differences between 3D printing and injection molding.…
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The Role of Rapid Prototyping in Product Development
Posted by connektllc on Nov 30, 2021
For successful product development, prototyping is regarded as the most crucial component of product designing. However, for decades, it has been the most time-consuming and costly stage. Creating physical models for testing took weeks, and traditional prototyping methods like injection molding cost a lot…
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Rapid Prototyping: Common Terms Explained
Posted by connektllc on Nov 3, 2021
At a conference in UCLA, Michael Guggenheim established a relationship between prevalent culture and customer involvement in manufacturing through prototype evaluation. Even when prototype manufacturing began as a proper field in the 1970s, the concept of product improvisation based on its performance has always…
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Rapid Prototyping Disadvantages for New Product Development
Posted by connektllc on Nov 2, 2021
Before a design is finalized, the product must go through several tests. While prototyping a product concept, designers can identify and correct several flaws, which ensure the finalization and mass production of the product. One way businesses quickly turn concept ideas into a working…
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Rapid Prototyping Advantages for New Product Development
Posted by connektllc on Nov 1, 2021
The process of utilizing advanced but low-cost design tools to quickly produce digital and physical prototypes of a certain product is referred to as Rapid prototyping. The mock version of the product made as a rapid prototype is then used by several team members, including…
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Types of Prototypes and Their Uses for New Product Development
Posted by connektllc on Oct 31, 2021
All products — big or small — start with an idea. Before you can turn the idea into an actual product, several factors need to be addressed, like its cost, value, complexity, and work-ability. Designers need to test their ideas, so they create working…
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Are You Ready for Rapid Prototyping?
Posted by connektllc on Oct 30, 2021
Milling and lathing were common ways to conventionally design product prototypes. When technology took over by storm, rapid prototyping, a fast prototype designing technology became the norm. Unlike previously, rapid prototyping is an example of additive manufacturing—the material is added to the base product…
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Rapid Prototyping: The Use of 3D Printing in Product Design and Development
Posted by connektllc on Oct 27, 2021
With the advent of 3D printers, the product design and developing industry saw an unprecedented revolution. Where traditional product designing techniques took days and even weeks to create a prototype, 3D printers allowed designers to have the concept in their hands from computer screens…
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How to Apply Rapid Prototyping to Your New Product Development Process
Posted by connektllc on Oct 27, 2021
Rapid prototyping refers to creating layered 3D prototypes through CAD (Computer Aided Design) designing technology. The technology facilitates low-risk product designing and convenient product functionality assessment. It's been around for a while, but it may be a completely new game for beginners. Here's a rundown…
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How to Select the Right Rapid Prototyping Service Providers
Posted by connektllc on Oct 25, 2021
The success or failure of a product mainly depends on how well it is designed. Your product needs to be thoroughly tested and modified to best meet the requirements of your business and the customers. Before you commit to a rapid prototype services provider to…
3D CAD Designing in a rapid prototyping process
How 3D CAD Designing Revolutionized the Engineering Field?
Posted by connektllc on Oct 12, 2021
For most of human history, engineers have had to design their projects on 2D planes. But, as one can imagine, it's impossible to illustrate real-world 3-dimensional objects on 2-dimensional flat pieces of paper. The invention of 3D CAD fundamentally changed how mechanical engineers design…
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Benefits Of Electro-Mechanical Packaging In Product Process
Posted by connektllc on Oct 7, 2021
The importance of electro-mechanical packaging is multi-faceted and can go a long way in securing and protecting your products. It ensures protection from mechanical damage, electrostatic discharge, radio frequency noise emission and also helps reduce maintenance costs. Prototypes and industrial equipment made in small quantities can also be…
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Here's How Big Companies Are Benefiting from 3D Printing
Posted by connektllc on Oct 6, 2021
The 3D printing technology is widely being used by multiple large-scale companies these days.  This flexible and cost-effective technique used to manufacture technical and innovative components in multiple industries is estimated to be worth more than $34.8 billion by 2026. Here’s how large organizations…
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How 3D CAD Designs Can Benefit an Engineering Product?
Posted by connektllc on Oct 5, 2021
3D CAD Design modeling is used in various engineering disciplines like mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, automotive engineering, civil engineering, and chemical engineering. But what makes 3D CAD Designs so popular? This blog lists the benefits of 3D CAD Designs on any mechanical engineering product.…
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How 3D Printing Can Help In Prototyping Your Project?
Posted by connektllc on Oct 4, 2021
3D printing is rapidly taking over the global manufacturing industry; it has made prototypes creation highly affordable and flexible. Large-scale businesses have been using this technique for years, but the recent reduction in the price of printers has made 3D printing an accessible prototyping…
All the Engineering Branches 3D CAD Designing is Used In
Posted by connektllc on Oct 1, 2021
3D CAD designing has changed the whole concept of product designing in various mechanical engineering and designing processes. The popularity of 3D CAD designing is due to its various benefits, including visualizing the final product, getting efficient results, and having a professional, streamlined designing…
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3 Ways to Figure Out Issues with Your Product
Posted by connektllc on Sep 27, 2021
Electrical mechanical engineering produces a lot of daily life stuff. From something as huge as an airplane to something small as a bottle cap, everything is manufactured through the magic of electrical mechanical engineering. Since a lot of things depend on electrical mechanical engineering…
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3 Benefits of FEA
Posted by connektllc on Sep 24, 2021
As a mechanical engineer, you would know what FEA is, and how it benefits the structure of engineering materials. But for other people, it might be confusing. Don’t worry, let us explain! Simply put, FEA (Finite Element Analysis) is a process used to predict…
Prototype Development – A Guide
Posted by connektllc on Sep 23, 2021
Building a prototype is the first step of a successful product development project. If the prototype works well, your patent application will be easily accepted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will easily accept your patent application. A prototype will also help you…
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When Is Rapid Prototyping a Good Idea?
Posted by connektllc on Sep 22, 2021
Rapid prototyping refers to an iterative approach to product design which includes various steps involved in product design such as preparing the prototype, product testing and review, and refinement. Today, rapid prototyping has become increasingly popular among large and small-scale businesses because of its…
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Advantages of 3D Printed Prototypes
Posted by connektllc on Sep 21, 2021
3D printing has become a buzzword in the manufacturing industry because of its fast production and vast design possibilities. Let’s have a look at some pros of the 3D printed prototypes that gives them an edge over traditional manufacturing methods. Flexibility 3D printing offers…
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Common Product Development Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
Posted by connektllc on Sep 20, 2021
With the unprecedented technological advancements in recent years, businesses have a wide range of possibilities for product developments. From product design to manufacturing, every step has become highly convenient and fast. Still, many businesses fail to effectively turn their business idea into a reality.…
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3 Injection Molding Defects and How to Fix Them
Posted by connektllc on Sep 17, 2021
Injection molding is a manufacturing process that’s been around for quite some time. For many products, it’s the cheapest, fastest, and easiest way to produce thousands or millions of identical pieces. Injection molding machine operators have a lot of control over how well their…
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Applications of Finite Element Analysis
Posted by connektllc on Sep 16, 2021
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is the process used to predict the performance of physical objects by solving linear systems of equations that describe stress, deformation, and other physical behavior. This blog post discusses different applications of FEA. The Two Types of FEA There are…
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Is Rapid Prototyping a Valuable Service?
Posted by connektllc on Sep 15, 2021
Have you heard about rapid prototyping — the design-focused process that speeds up production by quickly producing low-resolution models of a design or solution? Let’s have a look at the benefits of using this approach. Lower Development Cost It is more cost-effective to develop…
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Innovative Ways to use 3D Printing
Posted by connektllc on Aug 26, 2021
Over the past few years, 3D Printing has been rising in popularity. From large corporations to small businesses, almost every other business can benefit from 3D Printing. This blog post will highlight some of the innovative ways businesses can use 3D Printing. Creating Prototypes…
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Potential Design Flaws to Avoid
Posted by connektllc on Aug 25, 2021
Mechanical design flaws can lead to accidents and product failures that not only result in heavy losses, but also harm a company’s reputation. Any flaws in product design in the automobile, aerospace and construction industries can even result in loss of lives and put…
Top 5 Engineering Problems Solved By 3D Printing
Posted by connektllc on Jul 23, 2021
3D printing has revolutionized the world. The 3D printing process allows ideas to be turned into digital designs. These designs are then transformed into 3D printed prototypes instantly. Combined with additive manufacturing, experts believe that 3D printing can help solve two of the world’s…
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Fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis: A Complete Beginner’s Guide
Posted by connektllc on Jul 22, 2021
Finite element analysis is a technique used to evaluate how an object reacts or responds to different things around it such as forces, heat, vibration, or physical effects. It does so by breaking up the object into small chunks, or 'elements', and then calculating…
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Restoring Museum Relics with 3D Printing
Posted by connektllc on Jul 21, 2021
3D printing has taken the world by storm in the last decade. Although 3D printing technologies have existed as far back as the 1980s, advancements in technology have made 3D printing a viable option. Today, 3D printing is not only used for prototyping, but…
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Benefits of Using Rapid Prototyping in New Product Development
Posted by connektllc on Jul 20, 2021
Rapid prototyping refers to utilizing low-cost advanced design tools to rapidly produce physical and digital prototypes of a product. The mock version of the final product is then used by various project team members, including engineers, designers, strategists, and managers, to provide feedback. Implementing…
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Rapid Prototyping: Meaning, Process, and Benefits
Posted by connektllc on Jul 19, 2021
Rapid prototyping is a process that's used in the mechanical engineering design industry to create quick, tangible and unique models of any concept. This blog post will explain what rapid prototyping means, how it works, and some of its benefits. What is Rapid Prototyping?…
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7 Types of Custom Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Jul 16, 2021
Injection molding is the preferred process in the plastic manufacturing industry. Injection molding refers to the manufacturing process of identical plastic parts by melting polymer granules and injecting them under pressure into a mold. The liquid plastic in the mold is then cooled until…
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In A Nutshell: 4 Plastic Injection Molding Basics
Posted by connektllc on Jul 2, 2021
If you're in the product development stage of your project, plastic injection molding can come in handy, for it leads to minimal material wastage. Here's a list of four injection molding basics that you need to know as someone new to the procedure. 1.…
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How Prototypes Benefit Manufacturing
Posted by connektllc on Jul 1, 2021
Do you have the perfect product design ready? Before forwarding it to manufacturing, it's always a good idea to create and test a prototype. When it comes to creating custom product prototypes, 3D printing and injection molding are two of the most widely used…
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How to Strengthen Vehicular Chassis Using Finite Element Analysis
Posted by connektllc on Jun 30, 2021
Finite Element Analysis (FEA) has been the go-to where prototype modeling and testing for a few years now. Despite being a virtual software, it provides life-like assessments of whether a design would work, and enables sectors to reduce the number of trials a physical…
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The Relationship Between SOLIDWORKS Simulation and Finite Element Analysis
Posted by connektllc on Jun 29, 2021
SOLIDWORKS simulation is a way to test prototypes virtually as CAD models to anticipate how they’ll work in the real world. A Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is just one approach that makes it possible. In order to understand what that means, a basic understanding…
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The Importance of Colored Resins in Plastic Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Jun 28, 2021
Aesthetic colors can stimulate creativity in injection molding. While the boring translucent or brown molded plastic may be suitable for the majority of the tasks, some projects require the material to have more color. Let's talk about the importance of colored resin in plastic…
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5 Things to Consider Before Requesting a Quote on Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Jun 25, 2021
Have you got the perfect product design in your mind and are now looking to get it injection molded? The first step here is to request a quote for your custom injection molding. However, requesting a quote isn't as easy as ABC, but we've…
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3D Printing: The Future of Organ Donation
Posted by connektllc on Jun 24, 2021
More than 107,000 men, women, and children were awaiting their organ transplant in the US as of February 2021. And approximately 17 people die every day waiting for their donor. With an organ donor shortage all over the world, scientists are looking into alternative…
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Know Your Mold: 3D Printing vs. Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on Jun 23, 2021
If you can't decide whether to use 3D printing or injection molding for your project, you've come to the right place. We will cover what these technologies are, along with their pros and cons, so that you can better decide which is suitable for…
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3D Printing In-House vs. Outsourcing: A Complete Guide
Posted by connektllc on Jun 8, 2021
As a business, you need to find options and solutions that cater to you and your clients' needs. When it comes to 3D printing and whether you should outsource the job or have in-house operations, It's not a one-size-fits-all type of situation. You need…
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3 Industrial Applications Of Engineering Design
Posted by connektllc on Jun 7, 2021
In a world where computers and rapidly evolving technology have changed everything, industries are scrambling to find newer and better ways to cut costs and become more efficient. The introduction of engineering design has definitely made it a lot easier for companies and industries…
How To Choose The Right Rapid Prototyping Process?
Posted by connektllc on Jun 4, 2021
When it comes rapid prototyping process, there are many options for you to choose from. From Computer Numerically Controlled machining (CNC) to injection molding, all these techniques and procedures have their pros and cons. But before you get ahead of yourself, there are some…
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The Benefits of 3D Printing For Automotive Manufactures
Posted by connektllc on Jun 3, 2021
Also referred to as ‘additive manufacturing’, 3D printing has come a long way since it emerged four decades ago. While the technology was originally intended to be a tool for RP (Rapid Prototyping), it now covers a diverse array of industrial applications. The technology’s…
What Is Rapid Prototyping: A Brief Guide
Posted by connektllc on Jun 2, 2021
The major problem with conventional forms of production was the amount of time taken. Procedures like CNC machining and plastic injection molding, as capable as they were, took up a lot of time. Solutions based on additive manufacturing came into existence, which were first…
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An Introduction To Engineering Design
Posted by connektllc on Jun 1, 2021
With the rising demand and need for efficient and effective products and production processes, manufacturers have turned to engineering design to better their projects and bring innovative ideas to the table. But what is engineering design? You may ask. In this blog, we break…
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The Fundamentals Of Electronic Packaging Design
Posted by connektllc on May 31, 2021
Electronic products are quite fragile and require product packaging that protects them from extreme temperatures, damages, electrostatic discharge, and reduces high-frequency noise emission. Electronics packaging design refers to the production and enclosures of electronic devices from their tiny chips to entire systems. Designing these…
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What Is Finite Element Analysis And How Does It Work?
Posted by connektllc on May 28, 2021
The constant need to perfect products and designs has led engineers, designers, and manufacturers to utilize simulations and product analysis to deliver satisfactory products and solutions to their clients and customers. Finite Element Analysis and consultation services have made the process a whole lot…
3D Printing Vs. Rapid Prototyping: Which Is Better?
Posted by connektllc on May 27, 2021
With industries and manufacturers always looking to up their production game, reducing costs, and increasing efficiency, newer and better manufacturing processes are quickly taking over. Traditional production and development methods are pushed aside by techniques like 3D printing and rapid prototyping. In this blog,…
Rapid Prototyping: Application and Benefits
Posted by connektllc on May 26, 2021
In a world where technology is constantly and quickly changing, you need to find ways to get a competitive edge over your rivals. Finding better and newer ways to produce and design your ideas helps further innovation. Rapid prototyping has emerged as an effective…
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3D Printing And Thermoplastics
Posted by connektllc on May 25, 2021
Before the advent of 3D printing technology, manufacturing companies had no option but to trade design freedom in return for manufacturability. A good design that can’t be brought to life is, after all, useless, right? But as 3D printing and materials technology continues to…
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3 Best Ways of Making Plastic Prototypes
Posted by connektllc on May 24, 2021
When it comes to tooling for plastic injection molding, manufacturing companies who require a plastic prototype, or a few components for prototype testing and evaluation, often faces a number of formidable challenges. The cost is, of course, one of them. It can easily run…
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3 Major Advantages of Plastic Injection Molding
Posted by connektllc on May 21, 2021
An extremely popular and versatile plastic parts production technique, plastic injection molding offers a multitude of advantages over other plastic molding methods. In addition to being significantly more efficient, the process is also simpler and much more reliable. Over the course of this blog…
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Why Prototyping Is Critical In Product Development
Posted by connektllc on May 20, 2021
If you own or have ever worked for a manufacturing company, you’re probably familiar with the term ‘prototyping’. Perhaps, you even know what the process of prototyping involves, and how to make the most of it. However, not everyone fully understands just how critical…
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3D Printing: How It Has Revolutionized Design & Engineering
Posted by connektllc on May 19, 2021
It’s safe to say that the advent and evolution of 3D printing technology has changed the way organziations manufacture and design their products. Besides significantly decreasing costs and enhancing design thinking principles such as part consolidation and latticing, 3D printing has led to huge…
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Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Finite Element Analysis
Posted by connektllc on May 10, 2021
In today’s design process, FEA (Finite Element Analysis) serves as a vital analysis tool. In the last decade or so, it has become the go-to method when it comes to testing, interrogating, and perfecting design before the physical prototyping stage. Recent advancements in computer…
Connekt, LLC Now Offers a New 3D Printing Service
Posted by connektllc on Mar 15, 2020
With the addition of the new Fusion3 F410 3D printer we are able to validate your designs form, fit and function in hours, not days. Whether you need prototypes or production parts, we can make them for you in as fast as a day.…
Connekt, LLC Designs Revolutionary New All Glass Blind Spot Mirror for BMW’s
Posted by connektllc on Mar 13, 2020
Connekt first started conceptualizing the new product idea in November 2019. Andy Steinman, Founder and CEO of NEXTGEN said “Connekt played a vital role in the design, Prototyping and manufacturing of our product. In a matter of months, they helped us take our concept…
Connekt, LLC Designs New Universal Mask to Minimize the Risk of Contracting COVID-19
Posted by connektllc on Mar 13, 2020
Connekt is working with a Northern California based Company, DeNova Technology, to develop a mask that will conform toevery face profile for every man, woman or child to combat the Coronavirus. CEO of DeNova says “Scott’s brilliant suggestion tomanufacture the proprietary seal, with VHB…
Easy and Unique Design Comes with a Touch of 2D or 3D CAD Designing
Posted by connektllc on Apr 22, 2019
Computer Aided creative design means a design which is developed with an optimization of product that can be made with the help of a computer. It consists of engineering details and will reduce the product cost along with the design cycle. It also makes…
The Actual Understanding of Software Development Makes you Authentic in Design
Posted by connektllc on Apr 22, 2019
From time to time, most of the students have to face problem regarding their course in computer education and surely they do not make the difference between software development and data analyst during the time of career selection. Most of the time, they have…
3D Scan Having a Number of Benefits Makes your Unit Effective
Posted by connektllc on Apr 22, 2019
3D scanning is an important process that has proved as the beneficial way to capture the accurate measurements and to give a perfect shape on each and every object. It is one kind of technological process that has eased the process of production in…
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Manufacturing Designing and Assembling Designing Make Unit Profitable
Posted by connektllc on Apr 8, 2019
In a manufacturing unit, the first and foremost thing is to reduce product cost with some planning or designing like mechanical engineering designing which comes generally by introducing some of the machines or components. These parts or components take care of different factors along…
Manufacturing Unit Comes Effective with Engineering Services
Posted by connektllc on Apr 8, 2019
Now the time when people like to do be depended on themselves on ownself initiative professional works as a manufacturing unit and they need to do a lot of works from setting up a unit to procuring the goods produced in the manufacturing unit.…
Some Basic Classification & Fundamental Theory of Mechanical Engineering
Posted by connektllc on Apr 8, 2019
The mechanical engineer is the structure, which discipline applies the standards of designing, physical science and materials science for the plan, examination, assembling, and upkeep of mechanical frameworks. It is the part of a building that includes the structure, generation and task of hardware.…
Design Utilization with Computer Aided Design System
Posted by connektllc on Apr 2, 2019
Computer Aided Design, or Computer-supported plan and drafting (CADD), is the use of PC development for plan and plan documentation. CAD helped configuration programming replaces manual drafting with an automated method. If you work in the structure, MEP or fundamental building fields, you have…
Essential Parts of Mechanical Engineering
Posted by connektllc on Aug 28, 2018
Mechanical engineering is about the universe of mechanics and its applications. On the off chance that you are in the mechanical engineering field are searching for best sites and discussions for mechanical specialists where you can discover everything from rudiments of mechanical designing to…
Software Development is The Subconscious Activity of Human Brain
Posted by connektllc on Jul 19, 2018
Programming designing is a building branch related with improvement of programming item utilizing all around characterized logical standards, techniques and strategies. The result of programming building is an effective and dependable programming item. What is the Correct Aphorism of Product Design? Normally programming specialists,…
Electrical Business Make Your Business Profitable
Posted by connektllc on Jul 19, 2018
If you are determined to set up a factory regarding the production of heavy machinery or some parts of car, then you need to build up some of essential technical or electrical setting as the perfect set up of electrical setting will give benefit…
Injection Molding for Rubber & Plastic
Posted by connektllc on Jul 19, 2018
Injection moulding is a procedure for delivering parts by infusing liquid material into a form. Injection moulding can be performed with a large group of materials for the most part including metals, (for which the procedure is called kick the bucket throwing), glasses, elastomers,…
Reverse engineering services make your manufacturing unit active
Posted by connektllc on Jul 19, 2018
If you are planning to set up a manufacturing company in your business attitude, then you need to do some of the works from a process of documents to engineering services either electrical or mechanical. To build up an office, you needed to process…
Dr. Matti Palo
MD, Palo Medical, LLC, Covington, LA
"I consider Scott to be a strategic development partner who has proven to be extremely innovative in problem-solving, very thorough in project management and reliable in schedule and time commitments. Scott consistently met or exceeded my expectations and I am looking forward to collaborating on future projects together".
Nicholas Webb
Partner, Lassen Scientific, Inc., Redding, CA
"Over the past 25 years, I've had the occasion to work with many engineers while launching over 600 products, in various technologies, to the market. Scott has been a tremendous asset while assisting us in the developing cost-effective quality products on time and on the budget. We are looking forward to working with him on many new projects in the near future." 
Josh Hansen
Registered Nurse/Connekt client
At connekt LLC the project's capabilities and teams managed and deployed strategically by Scott Raitt on this project delivered best-in-class assets unmatched by the in-house resources available at most product manufacturing and design organization.
Kristen Alvarez
Owner/Founder/CEO, Terra Streuna Outfitters, LLC, Cincinnati, OH
“I am so glad I found Scott! He is not only very skilled and competent in the field of Engineering and Manufacturing, he is responsive and eager to do a great job. Scott was very proactive and was very open to talking to other team members working on the project to get their perspective. He was able to get up to speed on the project and provide me with CAD files of parts to manufacture within a couple of days. Scott also worked with his contacts to obtain bids for manufacturing and presented me with several options from companies he has done business with in the past. Being new to the world of manufacturing, this was very helpful to me. I will definitely continue to work with Scott on this project and others. I highly recommend him, especially if you are looking at manufacturing injection molded parts-this seems to be his specialty."
Ryan Gury
Director of Product Development, DRL, New York
"Scott Raitt of Connekt, LLC has worked with DRL’s design team over the past year. He has helped bring visions to life and is a tremendous asset with mechanical prototypes and innovative design. The combination of DRL's design and Connekt's modeling skills has helped the team in many facets."