Manufacturing LED Lights: Important Stats You Need To Know

by AQF Blog on 21 Sep 2023 | 0 Comments

In 2019, approximately half of all light sources in the world were LEDs. That number is expected to climb to 87% by the year 2030.

11 Injection Molding Defects and How to Prevent Them

by Oliver Knack on 13 Sep 2023 | 17 Comments
Injection molding is a common manufacturing process used to make components made of metals, polymers, glasses, confections and other materials. Pellets of material are melted and then injected at high pressure into a mold that will set to form the desired component. Here are 11 common injection molding defects to watch out for when inspecting injection-molded products, what the causes are and how you can avoid them.

Topics: Product Inspection, Injection Molding

Lessons Learned From 4 Lighting Product Recalls

by AQF Blog on 7 Sep 2023 | 0 Comments

Product recalls can do a number on your brand’s reputation. Imagine one of your customers purchases your lighting product only for it to short circuit and cause an electrical fire. Now imagine the lawsuit and bad publicity that would follow soon after. 

Quality Control Tips for Small Home Décor Businesses

by AQF Blog on 5 Sep 2023 | 0 Comments

Running small home décor businesses comes with its own set of challenges, and maintaining quality control is crucial for long-term success. Customers expect nothing but the best, making it imperative for you to implement effective quality control measures. In this guide, we will provide valuable insights and tips to help your business thrive in the competitive home décor market.

Topics: Manufacturing Tips & Advice

A Guide to Manufacturing Sporting Goods

by AQF Blog on 30 Aug 2023 | 0 Comments

In the fast-paced world of sports retail, the demand for high-quality and innovative sporting goods continues to grow. From athletic apparel to cutting-edge equipment, sports brands are constantly striving to meet the expectations of athletes and enthusiasts. But the journey from conceptualizing a product to seeing it on the shelves involves a complex process of manufacturing and preparation. 

Why Sports Equipment Safety Testing is Necessary

by AQF Blog on 15 Aug 2023 | 0 Comments

Product safety testing is more than a formality, especially when it comes to sports equipment. Unfortunately, up and coming brands may overlook this aspect of the manufacturing process, due to budget or time constraints, and leave themselves vulnerable to product failures, recalls, and even lawsuits that can tarnish the brand reputation.

Creating a Quality Control System For Manufacturing Leather Apparel and Accessories

by AQF Team on 7 Aug 2023 | 0 Comments

Leather is one of the most versatile materials in fashion, lending itself to everything from pants and jackets to accessories like shoes, belts, watch bands, bracelets, handbags, and more. 

4 International Quality Standards for Fashion Accessories

by AQF Team on 1 Aug 2023 | 0 Comments

Fashion brands need to satisfy various regional and international standards for manufacturing their products. If you’re planning to sell or manufacture fashion apparel or accessories in the U.S. or EU, you need to be up to date on the latest standards or risk being stopped at customs.

Topics: Jewelery, Textile Products

22 Casting Defects and How to Prevent Them in Your Products

by Sunny Wong on 12 Jul 2023 | 10 Comments
Are your products suffering from casting defects? The good news is they're entirely preventable. Read on for causes and prevention of the top casting defects.

Topics: Product Inspection, Acceptable Quality Level (AQL), Quality Control Checklist

How AI Can Improve Sustainability in Manufacturing

by AQF Team on 6 Jul 2023 | 0 Comments

The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in manufacturing is not an entirely new concept. In the past, AI has been used to automate production processes, allowing for faster production times and improved quality control. However, AI can also be used to create more sustainable solutions.

4 Critical Quality Controls For Cosmetics Packaging