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The next generation of industrial research tool has arrived.

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We’ve just launched our new research tool for the manufacturing industry.  It’s called Industry Cortex.

Right now we’re testing it with information on 2,500 adhesive suppliers, their products, services, datasheets, images, and more.  Check it out and leave us some feedback in the comments.  Thanks for all the support from the suppliers, manufacturers, trade groups, and industry professionals that have helped us take this next step.

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Printing, Steel & Solar directories have come online

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Check out our latest industrial directories.  If you’ve got a product or service you’re eager to get to market quickly and efficiently, contact us and we can help by building a custom directory for your brand or business.

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Top 7 SEO tips to generate more engineering leads

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1) Backlinks:

Links to your site from other sites that are relevant to your business are the most important aspect of SEO. If there are only a few sites on the entire internet that link to your site, then search engines will likely ignore your site, or only index a few pages, meaning that most of your content will never show up in a search result that your potential customers are making. The number on thing you can do to increase traffic to your site is to get your customers, partners, distributors, and principals to link to your website. If you do this, I guarantee you will get more exposure and more customers than if you get a feature article in an industry magazine or pay for a full page ad. Additionally, you should always be submitting your site to relevant industrial directories and other online resources. Increasing the number of sites that link to your site makes your site seem more important to search engines, and means more customers will find your company via search.

Get the next 6 tips over at our industrial website development blog.

Top 10 features to get more leads from your industrial website

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1) Contact info:

Make your contact information readily available on every page of your site, and make sure it is easy to find. The most important activity a user can take on your website is to contact your highly skilled, highly paid, and competent sales force. Potential customers are looking for information and you need to make it easy for them to get answers that they can’t find on your site. Besides, unless you operate an online store, it is impossible for you to make even one dollar without a customer calling your sales team. Put your contact information at the top of every page in big bright text.

Get the next 9 tips over at our industrial website development blog.

Bond and EMI Shield with same part, FASTELek, an engineering case study from Fastel Adhesives

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Fastel Adhesives, and here is their Industrial Interface Supplier Profile.  Learn more about Fastel’s FASTELEK Materials.

1) How do you bond a housing together and create an EMI/RFI Shield?

EMI Shielding is a very complex subject with a lot of considerations. Whenever you are evaluating an EMI shield you need to think about galvanic reactions, frequencies you are shielding, costs, and additional functions of the EMI shielding gasket. An engineer working on a wireless transceiver contacted Fastel looking to create an EMI shielding gasket in a complex geometry.

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Printing on heat sealable foils – Engineering case study from Entrocomponent Solutions

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Entrocomponent Solutions, and here is their sales team: Jeff Bradbury and Scott McGlasson.

1.  How to print a logo and product name on a sealing foil

Many medical device companies use heat sealed foils to contain caustic substances or to maintain a seal of freshness. The functional side of these seals requires them to be inert and seal to plastics at a certain temperature. The other side of these foils is what is viewable to the end-user. This material often has a blank metallic look to it.  Our customer approached ECS with the desire to print instructions and product branding information on this part of the heat sealable foil.

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New directories for engineers and suppliers

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We’ve listened to our users and done something awesome.

We know how annoying it is to fill in lengthy profiles for your company, so you no longer have to do that.  We’ve built an industrial directory engine that visits supplier sites (like your site), crawls them, finds relevant products, services, certifications, industries, and more, and automatically creates supplier profiles.  It’s very similar to Google, but focussed on manufacturing niches.

We’ve done this because we realize it’s time to move away from filling out your basic company information on a thousand industrial directories.  Our profiles are complete and accurate, and will only get better as our system grows and we perfect our algorithms. Check out this profile for MG Chemicals Ltd. a supplier of shielding, epoxy, and lubricants.  That’s right, no one had to create that profile.  Our system did it automatically.  How cool!?!

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How do you spec an adhesive? Engineering case study from Entrocomponent Solutions

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Editors note: This is a Case Study from our partner supplier Entrocomponent Solutions, and here is their sales team: Jeff Bradbury and Scott McGlasson.

1.  How do you spec an adhesive?

Most engineers deal with adhesives at one point or another.  The mistake many make is thinking that “An adhesive tape is an adhesive tape.” Entrocomponent Solutions (ECS) received an RFQ with an adhesive spec’d in on a foam window gasket. The adhesive spec’d in was a very established, older formula that has been an industry standard for over 20 years. The age of this particular adhesive immediately brought up questions about the application, the bond requirements, and the assembly process. ECS wanted to investigate further to make sure this was the best choice for the application.
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