Magazine article

The Benefits of Materials Engineering

Posted by Michael Pfeifer, Ph.D., P.E.

OEMs and Tier 1 manufacturers are moving business to global low-cost suppliers. As a result, U.S. stampers try to remain competitive by cutting costs or offering more services. U.S. stampers are missing an opportunity to gain a competitive edge by offering materials engineering support that the OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers often lack. Instead, many stampers take the position that they just build to a print—but so do overseas shops. So how will U.S. stampers differentiate themselves?