In these difficult times, as lives are at stake during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are especially proud to partner with our new friends at Ventec Life Systems to help test the circuit boards in Ventec ventilators.
For those of you who don't know, one of our specialities at Blue Clover Devices is making highly technical charging cables (for example, USB Type C cables). This recently led to a big question: will we use PVC or TPE for our cable jackets?
At Blue Clover Devices, we're proud to be a hardware company that specializes in both product development, design, and fabrication. This means we also encourage our beavers to take an interdisciplinary approach to learning new skills. This year, we focused on soldering!
Keeping in mind all of our pain points with traditional ICT fixtures, we designed our ICT to be something that is more efficient in terms of cost, waste, and customization. This led to a relatively simple solution: standardizing.
While there are challenges to working with a manufacturer who is thousands of miles away, the benefits of contracting with a Chinese CM—especially the lower costs—are often more than enough reason for startups to look to Shenzhen, China’s manufacturing hub, for support.
If the IoT is the result of individual products communicating with each other through the cloud, then the Industrial Internet of Things, or IIoT, is this capability write across the massive industrial systems that power our world.
Silicon Valley startups are increasingly turning to China-based companies to make their products. To learn the ins and outs of international manufacturing, the Wall Street Journal followed six business owners, including BCD Founder Pete Staples, on a factory tour of Shenzhen.