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Industrial Interface
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Industrial Research, Design, and Manufacturing - Electronics, Medical Devices, Aerospace, Automotive, and Defense
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Premium Sourcing Case Study: Cable Assembly Case Study

Posted on October 15, 2009 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

SoPark Cable Assembly 1

This is a case study from our Premium Sourcing Service.

Issue: A $200M high tech manufacturing company was having delivery problems from a mechanical cable assembly source. The cable was used on various table support structures. My duty was to locate another source who could deliver on time without compromising quality.

Action: I contacted 55 mechanical… Continue

Premium Sourcing Case Study: Plastic Tile Case Study

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 1:30pm 0 Comments


This is a case study from our Premium Sourcing Service.

Issue: Optical table manufacturer was experiencing out-gassing from within the table. The smell was much like a new car. These molecules would then deposit on the optics mounted atop and literally cloud the research. The source of this gas was styrene in a plastic tile between the honeycomb substructure and the surface plate.… Continue

Industrial Interface introduces Premium Sourcing!

Posted on October 14, 2009 at 1:30pm 0 Comments


Industrial Interface has teamed up with Sourcing Professional Dan Burr to introduce something our customers have been asking for.

Premium Sourcing include a large list of features and are customized to meet your sourcing needs. However big or small the project is, don't hesitate to contact us and ask for a quote.…


5 Reasons Engineers Call Sales Reps Before They Google

Posted on September 16, 2009 at 4:00pm 1 Comment


It takes a tremendous amount of time and skill to be the first person called about a problem. Below are five tips that helped me become more than just a Sales Engineer.

1. Know Your Stuff - Become a RESOURCE

If you know your products and services inside and out, great! You can go meet with engineers, be an awesome order taker, and repeat the same spiel like a broken record. Now, you know your competitors products TOO! You are starting to become dangerous now… Continue

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