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Fictiv Wins 3 Employee Satisfaction Awards from Comparably

At Fictiv, we’ve always valued time spent together, whether it’s for team building activities, watching a solar eclipse together outside the office, building an electric bananaghini for the Bay Area Maker Faire, or just chatting at lunch. Those shared experiences create deeper bonds among team members and make collaborating on work projects more fun and […]

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month at Fictiv

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re profiling a few of our Fictiv team members of Hispanic origin. Learn more about these amazing employees–where they began their careers; what drew them to Fictiv and what they value most about working here; what motivates them professionally; and how they spend their free time. Ricardo Ortiz, International Logistics […]

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Fictiv Overseas Shipping Is Now More Streamlined And Reliable Than Ever

Through conventional paths, ordering parts from overseas can often be a complex, risky process. In addition to quality risks inherent in working with unknown suppliers, the logistics involved to import goods from overseas can be confusing and overwhelming. And if importation documentation is mismanaged, you may be held liable for fines or even jail time.  […]

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The Economic Impact of Digital Manufacturing Systems

In the wake of severe supply chain disruption caused by COVID-19, OEMs are looking for new manufacturing solutions for a more resilient future. In fact, 87% of the manufacturing leaders surveyed in Fictiv’s 2020 State of Manufacturing Report said their companies are now initiating digital transformation initiatives. Similarly, 99% said their companies are focused on […]

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International Logistics Update: October 1, 2020

When we shared our last international logistics update on August 27, we had seen significant improvements in lead time reliability. Today, we’re excited to share that after many months of the COVID-19 pandemic, our overseas lead times have stabilized. Overseas orders placed on the Fictiv platform are now being delivered within 3-5 days.  Fictiv Updates […]

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Are You Ready For The Chinese Golden Week?

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one widely celebrated throughout Asia and is fast approaching.  The festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar, when the moon is full.  The festival celebrates the end of the autumn harvest and is similar to Thanksgiving in the US.  This year, the festival […]

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How to Fast-Track Your Parts: Getting Real About Your Vital Requirements

Here at Fictiv, we’re all about speed and quality. We want you, the engineer, to get your parts on time—and to get the parts you need and were expecting. Fictiv provides more options and fewer constraints and gives you a system-level view of your design that offers a broad enough sense of how it will […]

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Builds & Banter Webinar Recap: How to Increase Influence to Build Better Products, Faster

Mechanical engineers play a critical role in bringing new innovations to market, and effective communication with key stakeholders is a key part of that process. In our latest Builds & Banter webinar, product design and manufacturing experts Greg Miner, Todd Taylor, and David Cagle shared techniques for increasing engineers’ influence with product management to share […]

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Conversion Coatings: The Benefits of Passivation, Black Oxide, Alodine, and Anodizing

We all know what happens when metal is exposed to the elements: rust. When designing and creating your products, the last thing you want to discover is an uneven and grungy layer of corrosion.  Although this is an age old problem, there are many ways to circumvent it. One of the best solutions to avoiding […]

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PLA vs ABS-like: Getting the Edge on Appearance and Precision

With manufacturing processes evolving quite rapidly in today’s world, it can be difficult to keep up with so many groundbreaking discoveries. In an effort to learn more about the 3D printing world, in particular, I will be showcasing two identical designs composed of two different printing materials: PLA (polylactic acid) and ABS-like (also known as […]

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