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HeyScottie Newsletter – Late August 2022

Congress passes CHIPS act Congress passed its historic $52 billion federal program to boost domestic chipmaking but included one significant caveat: Companies that get funding can’t increase production of advanced chips in China. It adds to escalating geopolitical tensions and will hit firms like Intel and TSMC https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2022/08/09/micron-40-billion-us-subsidies/?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_business This is compares to China, which has […]

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Powder Coating: What it is, what it is good for and how HeyScottie gets parts coated quickly and easily

What is Powder Coating? Powder coating is a popular finish for many items: it is durable, decorative, and one of the cheapest options for finishing metal and many other materials. Tougher than painting, it can protect machinery from corrosion and your lawn furniture from a blizzard. It’s used in the automotive, industrial, marine, and residential

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Electroless Nickel Plating: What it is, what it is good for and how HeyScottie helps get your parts plated quickly and easily

What is Electroless Nickel Plating? Electroless nickel plating deposits a nickel alloy onto a part without electricity–it’s a simple chemical reaction. It provides excellent corrosion and wear resistance to metal parts and is so good that designers can use cheaper types of metal and still get the corrosion resistance of costlier metals, like stainless steel.

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Anodizing Aluminum: What is it, what it is good for and how HeyScottie helps get your parts anodized quickly and easily

What is Anodizing? Anodizing (a.k.a. anodising) is process that creates an outside skin or layer of protection on aluminum metals (and certain other metals).  Anodizing increases wear resistance and can be done with dye to color the parts. Anodizing is not an added layer – like painting – but rather a chemical process that changes

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How to stay out of the trough of despair (part 3 of 3): 9 ways to market and sell like the big B2B boys

Most US manufacturers, finishers, and assorted job shops are being kept out of the digital revolution – and their valuations reflect that!  If you do not want to stay in the trough of despair (see my previous blog posts Peloton and Stan Shih’s Smile Curve and How to stay out of the trough of despair

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How to stay out of the trough of despair (part 2 of 3): 5 ways get more intelligence out of your shop floor and 2 things you shouldn’t have to worry about

This is post 2 of a three part series on how to stay out of the trough of the smile curve – what I call the trough of despair (see my previous blog posts https://heyscottie.com/2022/07/peloton-and-stan-shihs-smile-curve/ and here). In short, you need to digitize. If you digitize your footprint, you too can get more value for

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How to stay out of the trough of despair (part 1 of 3): 6 ways to make sure your new ideas can shine in today’s online B2B world

Most US manufacturers, finishers, and assorted job shops are being kept in the trough of the smile curve (see my previous blog post https://heyscottie.com/2022/07/peloton-and-stan-shihs-smile-curve/). These companies are being pushed down into the lowest valuation level while new companies are being created both to the right and left of this curve and taking all the value

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