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Lee Lechner

Digital Marketing Specialist

Lee Lechner, Digital Marketing Specialist, has been with Echo Engineering for over 5 years and specializes in researching, writing, and developing content regardign powder coating, e-coating, compression molding, and injeciton molding.

Innovating Panel Plugs for the Future of EVs

EV rubber plugs manufacturer

Over the past few years, there has been a massive rise in demand for electric vehicles. With this massive shift towards a completely new vehicle type came the necessity to innovate.  What you may not know or ever see was the need to innovate the small things. In this post, we'll take you through what we at Echo have done to help EV manufacturers completely rethink panel plugs, from material and design, all the way to rapid prototyping and testing.

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DIY Testing the Effectiveness of Sound Absorbing Materials

sound absorption testing

In this post, we're going to try something different. Rather than sending different materials off to test their impact on sound absorption, we're going to develop a decibel meter test in-house that anyone could do.  We're going to take you through this step-by-step.  This may be a rough test, but if you start if you begin noticing an obvious difference in sound reduction between two materials, chances are you're probably on to something.

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The Engineering & Manufacturing Complexities of Injection Molding Automotive Barbed Hose Connectors

Manufacturing barbed hose connectors

The burden of fluid connector part design and design for manufacturability has shifted from the OEM to the tier-1 supplier and their injection molding partner.  Throughout this post, we’ll discuss what makes an injection-molded barbed connector technically complex, critical design elements that need to be factored in, and the molding expertise required to deliver a stable and repeatable part.

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