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Vanguard Products Achieves ISO 9001:2015 Status

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Since its inception and implementation in 1992, the ISO 9000 standard has been the most globally recognized and utilized quality standard. ( History And Improvements Of ISO 9000) The standard has had many evolutions since its beginnings as the BS 2570 standard, but the overall goal has been consistent:  to ensure the quality of an […]

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Understanding the Importance of EMI Shielding in Medical Devices

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Electromagnetic interference (EMI) are disturbances generated internally or externally that affect electrical circuits through induction.  They can affect all types of electrical equipment and can come from both natural and man-made sources. The disturbance can cause equipment to malfunction or even stop working. In everyday life, EMI isn’t a problem that requires us to be […]

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Wrapping Up 2016 with a 50th Anniversary Celebration

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2016 was a milestone year in many ways, and for us, it marked 50 successful years in business. For half a century now, we’ve been providing full service manufacturing and engineering services to industries as diverse as electronics, construction, food and beverage production, and more. Over the years our capabilities have grown, and our commitment […]

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Keeping Up with REACH Restrictions in the Chemical and Material Sector

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Across the globe, regulations continue to change to meet the growing need for safety in the chemical and material market. The European Union, through its European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), has adopted the REACH regulation, which stands for Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals. Though REACH came into being back in 2007, regulations have continued […]

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Should We Be Worried About the Safety of Wireless Electronic Accessories?

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With the newest phone releases still getting mixed reviews in terms of functionality, one aspect that’s important to consider is safety. The biggest change arguably is the abandonment of the standard earbuds in favor of wireless ones – getting rid of the headphone jack altogether in the new model. For most people, the biggest drawback […]

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What’s New with NASA’s Orion Project?

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By now, most people are aware that efforts are underway to bring humans out of low Earth orbit, past the Moon, and on to Mars. But few people are aware of the extensive research and testing that goes on behind the scenes to ensure the safety of astronauts on those future missions. In order to […]

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The Importance of Non-Leaching Materials in Water Treatment Applications

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Now that we’ve reached the start of summer, one thing that’s on most people’s minds is water. Whether you’re heading to the local pool or reaching for a cool beverage, this time of year, you can never seem to have enough water. But how can municipalities ensure the safety of their water? Any water that’s […]

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Eliminating Harmful BPA from the Food & Beverage Industry

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As food and beverage processing continues to evolve, there’s a focus on flexible, durable products that can withstand pressure and protect the products inside. For this reason, plastics are a common material for fluid conveyance and other parts used in processing. Bisphenol A, more commonly known as BPA, is a plasticizer used in products involved […]

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The Rise of Home Brewing and the Need for Safety in Beer Production

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As more people are turned on to natural foods and beverages and locally sourced products, we’re seeing a general rise in the number of home beer brewers. With craft beers becoming more popular and new flavor infusions coming out daily, it’s no wonder that people are inspired to create their own one-of-a-kind brews. In fact, […]

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What Medical Designers Need to Know When Specifying “Medical Grade” Rubber Products

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As Medical Design & Manufacturing West (MD&M West) fast approaches, we’re looking forward to educating attendees on what to be aware of when specifying rubber products for the medical field. We encourage medical designers to beware when specifying “medical grade” rubber products. The key is to understand the intended use of the product before specifying […]

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