contract manufacturing Jan 29, 2014

ALTEK's Custom Painting and Finishing Take Your Projects from Design to Final Assembly

We frequently see requests from our customers in Aerospace and Industrial markets for additional post-production finishing and coating services. What's surprising at times for these customers is the lucky fact that ALTEK Manufacturing offer custom processing and painting directly from our Spokane-area facility.


contract manufacturing Dec 23, 2013

Find Comfort and Control With Clean Room Manufacturing at ALTEK

Clean room manufacturing is often requested for sensitive components found in a variety of industries, from Medical-grade components and devices to Military applications requiring laser optics components. In short, clean room manufacturing is often requested for any component or manufacturing process that has the potential to be damaged by airborne particles.


contract manufacturing Oct 09, 2013

Defense Manufacturing in the U.S.

We’ve seen a lot of news lately focusing on the reliance of the Defense industry on foreign sourced defense combat system components and raw materials. The main argument? This reliance is creating vulnerabilities to sourcing issues that include the risk of incorporating counterfeit parts or using materials that don’t adhere to strict environmental regulations.

contract manufacturing Sep 17, 2013

What Does it Take to be an ITAR Registered Manufacturer?

ALTEK Manufacturing is an ITAR Registered manufacturer, which is required for many defense-related and government contract manufacturing projects. But what does that mean, and how does it benefit our other customers?

contract manufacturing Aug 29, 2013

Tailored Contract Assembly Services Benefit A Variety of Industry OEMs

Assembling your various parts and componentsinto finished products can make a huge difference in the cost efficiency and quality of your final products. Here we outline some of the ways ALTEK's Contract Assembly services can be tailored to your industry.

contract manufacturing Jul 30, 2013


The hard work doesn’t stop with testing. Your qualified manufacturer must also work closely with you throughout the project. Keeping consistent, clear communication with you at all times is a project must.

contract manufacturing May 09, 2013

5 Reasons Why Design for Manufacturability Matters

Design for Manufacturing is a simple concept, but not everyone understands just what makes it such a crucial process during the engineering phase of a project. Here, find our top 5 reasons Design for Manufacture matters, and what you'll need to consider when starting your next manufacturing project.

contract manufacturing Jan 15, 2013

From Concept to Completion: the Benefits of ALTEK’S Contract Manufacturing

Starting a new manufacturing project can be daunting. Weighing the costs and benefits of outsourcing to a contract manufacturer can seem downright overwhelming. You may feel like you will be giving up control of your project by choosing to go with a contract manufacturing company, or, have concerns that turnaround time and scheduling will become a massive headache you don’t want to deal with.

It doesn’t have to be like that.

contract manufacturing Nov 27, 2012

Is Contract Manufacturing the Key to U.S. Innovation?

According to author Tucker Marion, outsourcing to a contract manufacturer makes room for new product developers to focus on product development while also taking advantage of the highly skilled resources that contract manufacturers bring to the table. Contract manufacturing can give product developers expert guidance during all stages of a product's development, from engineering design assistance and prototyping to supply chain management and product testing.

contract manufacturing Aug 09, 2012

Contract Manufacturing Expecting Growth in Coming Months

The survey, taken by manufacturing engineers and purchasing personnel from a cross section of manufacturing industries, showed up to 42% of OEMs expect to see increasing contract manufacturing projects and purchases over the next 12 months. These results were posted this month on Aerospace Manufacturing and Design Online and showed an increase of 10% from 2010 survey results.


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