• Time and Cost reduction using Rapid Prototyping (RP)

    In Product Engineering On January 19, 2015 0 Comments

    With the advancement in technology, we have come across multiple strategies to enhance new product development. Rapid prototyping has been one such method that has evolved to provide considerable reduction in time and costs. Rapid prototyping is defined as the process to transform a product or component, taken from a CAD modelling software and changed […]

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  • Monitoring Candidate List: Priority for REACH regulation

    In Compliance On December 12, 2014 0 Comments

    As we draw closer to the 12th version of the Candidate List (CL), we realize that continuous monitoring of CL holds tremendous benefits for the Suppliers or Product manufacturers. In a broader view, the monitoring process allows them to steer ahead of competition in the European market. For diligent monitoring, Suppliers need to be aware […]

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  • How to effectively run your Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry?

    In Compliance On December 12, 2014 0 Comments

    Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI) is the important step in identifying the origin of conflict minerals in your supply chain. Most affected companies by this regulation have done the step at different scale of effectiveness during the 2013 reporting year. We observed that most companies were not able to identify the mineral sources due […]

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  • RoHS Compliance marking for Medical Devices

    In Compliance On December 11, 2014 0 Comments

    While the previous version of RoHS directive did not require any special mark to demonstrate RoHS compliance, under the recast, it became mandatory that all equipment covered by RoHS must now bear the CE mark. As a symbol, CE mark is familiar for everyone as it has been a mandatory requirement for many years on […]

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  • What documentation is required for your RoHS compliance program?

    In Compliance On December 10, 2014 0 Comments

    Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) has been around in several industries for past several years and Companies have been putting in considerable effort and resources to comply with this regulation.   With RoHS 2 being adopted, there has been extension in the scope of the directive and additional industry categories like medical devices and monitoring & […]

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  • How to use supplier training as a tool to improve conflict mineral responses from your supply chain?

    In Compliance On December 5, 2014 0 Comments

    In addition to the Reasonable Country of Origin Inquiry (RCOI), the heavy lifting in conflict mineral compliance is the effort to survey your suppliers to gather Conflict Mineral Reporting Templates (CMRT). Industry has spent enormous amount of time in reaching out to suppliers and gathering this information in the past year. Different organizations have conducted […]

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  • IEC 62474 – Material Declaration for Products of and for the Electrotechnical Industry

    In Compliance On November 26, 2014 0 Comments

    Industry Regulations like RoHS, WEEE, REACH, Prop 65 and Conflict Minerals have sprouted from product chemical composition management.  Collecting material declaration has thus become the foundation of compliance management in the electrical and electronics industry. Multiple compliance regulations across the globe today, drive manufacturers in tracking and managing this information on a continuous basis. To […]

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  • The path ahead in Conflict Mineral Compliance

    In Compliance On November 14, 2014 0 Comments

    In May, 2014 (deadline for submitting the Conflict mineral compliance report to SEC for the year 2013), we saw many listed companies submitting their form SD and conflict mineral reports to SEC to complete their reporting obligations. During the same period most of the associated frameworks were also undergoing changes. This caused amplified challenges for […]

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  • Impact of the ROHS2 directive on Medical Device Manufacturers

    In Compliance On November 5, 2014 0 Comments

    While Medical Device manufacturers have had complex rules governing the manufacture and sale of their products, they have been exempted from most environmental regulations regarding hazardous substances. However, with the extension in scope of European Union’s (EU) ‘Directive 2011/65/EU’ in July 2014, RoHS compliance became mandatory for Medical Device manufacturers. ‘Directive 2011/65/EU’ (RoHS2 recast) focuses […]

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  • How can 3D Model Software Improve Plant Design Engineering (PDE) Productivity?

    In Plant Design Engineering On July 22, 2014 0 Comments

    Today, it becomes practically significant to use 3D modelling software for Plant Design Engineering organisations on the road to improve engineering productivity and reduce overhead cost and time. Advantages of 3D Modeling Software on Plant Design Engineering: Able to visualize more ‘what-if’ scenarios during the design process. It is easier to create model renderings and […]

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