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How Do We Ensure AI Won’t Hurt the Planet?

As a GTM executive I watch and research trends very closely, it helps me a) get out of the day to day operations a bit and looking at things more strategically but also b) it helps me prepare for and make resourcing decisions. So naturally you can imagine my curiosity about AI and its deep […]

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Humanoid Robots: A Faster-Growing Opportunity Than Autonomous Vehicles?

According to Adam Jonas, a top analyst at Morgan Stanley, the opportunity for humanoid robots is even bigger and faster in terms of adoption than autonomous cars, he outlines in a new 10-page note on $TSLA. He also expects a greater amount of capital to be invested in the humanoid market. Tesla is considered to […]

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Need PPAP? Understanding the Production Part Approval Process with Fictiv

Introduction In the world of manufacturing, ensuring the consistent quality and reliability of parts is paramount. This is especially true when it comes to complex products that require precise engineering and strict compliance with industry standards. One critical process that helps achieve this is the Production Part Approval Process (PPAP). Fictiv, a leader in global […]

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Rapid Prototyping with 3D Printing Quick Start Guide

Rapid prototyping is a crucial tool for developing a new product or enhancing an existing one. It can be used to make, test, and refine different design choices at speed. Since the process is iterative, it provides an accelerated path to the best design solution. This saves product designers a lot of time by testing […]

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Fictiv’s 2024 State of Manufacturing Report Reveals Industry at Critical Inflection Point Amid Economic Pressures and AI Integration

Following four years of unprecedented global disruptions, insights indicate manufacturing leaders are working to balance innovation, profitability, and AI implementation with many shifting regionalization strategies.  SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, May 29, 2024— Fictiv, a global manufacturing company, today announced the release of its ninth-annual State of Manufacturing Report—an industry-leading survey of manufacturing leaders that tracks […]

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The NPE Plastics Show and the Revival of American Manufacturing

Last week Fictiv participated in the largest plastics show in North America. Hosting 55,000 attendees it covered everything from materials, machines, Injection Molding suppliers, 3D Printing players, you name it.  Definitely present in big numbers were global supply chain managers looking for the right mix of suppliers especially with new tariffs recently introduced on the […]

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5 Strategies to Balance Your Business Focus While Maintaining Your Technical Expertise

As a Chief Revenue Officer, it’s sometimes challenging to balance your business focus and maintain the right level of technical expertise relative to your offering or industry. Here are some strategies to achieve this balance: 1. Stay Current On Industry Trends Continuously educate yourself on the latest technological advancements affecting or disrupting the industries you […]

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Fictiv Wins Platinum and Gold Honors at 2024 Hermes Creative Awards

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, May 6, 2024 – Fictiv, a global manufacturing company, has been awarded top honors in the 2024 Hermes Creative Awards, one of the oldest and largest international creative competitions in the world. Fictiv was awarded Platinum honors for outstanding creative work in its 2023 State of Manufacturing integrated marketing campaign and […]

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Two-Shot Injection Molding vs Overmolding

In the world of injection molding services, manufacturers and designers have several techniques at their disposal to create high-quality, functional, and aesthetically pleasing plastic parts. Among the most advanced and versatile techniques are two-shot injection molding and overmolding. Both techniques offer unique advantages and are suited for different applications, yet they are often confused or […]

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Fictiv Introduces and demonstrates New AI Capabilities & Mold Flow Library at NPE2024

SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, April 24, 2024—Fictiv, a global manufacturing company with manufacturing centers in Mexico, India, China, and the USA, will debut innovations for its Injection Molding offerings at this year’s NPE2024 show in Orlando. The show is hosted by the Plastics Industry Association, and Fictiv will be in Booth S26140. As artificial intelligence […]