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IPC Standards for PCBs: Why Sophisticated PCB’s Are IPC Compliant:

By Matric Group on Sep 14, 2021

Whether you’re in the electronics, healthcare, or manufacturing industry, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the hodgepodge of standards regarding PCB design. And that’s why it’s crucial to choose an electronic contract manufacturer that follows the IPC standards for PCB design. 

Topics: PCB Layout Testing & Inspection data & analysis
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Is Your ECM Giving You the 5 Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification?

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

With a practically worldwide push toward environmental responsibility, more companies are choosing to -- or have no choice but to -- demonstrate that they’re reducing their environmental footprint. Many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) are starting to realize the importance of having ISO-certified electronics manufacturers in their supply chains. 

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services Testing & Inspection
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Military-Grade Electronics PCB Design Considerations

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

Toughness in the military cuts across the board. It's not just the tough personnel, but also the electronics and the computers used in the field. Of course, that means that the printed circuit boards (PCB) used in the defense sector need to be tough as nails. 

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Testing & Inspection Aerospace/Defense
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What Is IECEX Certification for Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres?

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

For companies that buy and sell products for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere, a roadmap of guidelines isn’t just helpful -- it’s also a must-have.

Topics: Intrinsically Safe Testing & Inspection environment
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Uses of PCB Additive Manufacturing for Prototype Lead Time + More

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021


Sometimes, even the best technology in the world isn’t the right fit for the job. Simply put, time and volume matter.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components prototyping
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Electronics Design Guide for Autonomous Vehicle PCBs

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

A report in 2020 estimated that one in every 10 vehicles globally will be self-driving by 2030. Driverless cars come with several benefits, including improved business efficiencies and reduced road crashes, emissions, and congestion.

Topics: PCB Layout Testing & Inspection Matric transportation
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Electronics Manufacturing Plant Security Procedures Your ECM Must Use

By Matric Group on Sep 10, 2021

You probably take plenty of steps to protect intellectual property at your OEM. But what about the other guys handling your sensitive secrets?

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Dynamic Matric standards & certifications
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3 Ways to Prep for Your High-Reliability Class 3 Electronics Project

By Matric Group on Aug 25, 2021

You’re an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in need of an electronics contract manufacturer (ECM) to supply circuit boards for a product you haven’t built before. One of the first questions you need to ask is: “Should the boards meet Class 2 or Class 3 electronics standards?”

Topics: PCB Layout Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric standards & certifications
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Story of an American Electronics Manufacturer Pt. 2: The 1980s

By Matric Group on Aug 25, 2021

As we continue the countdown to Matric's 50th anniversary, let's recap so far the 1970s and how it all started.  In part one of this series, we discussed how a shared passion for Ham Radios led two electrical engineers turned vo-tech teachers, Lee Richey and Andy Maitland, to open a new business that designed, manufactured, and repaired electronic devices. 

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components Matric
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HDI PCBs For Medical Device Electronics Design

By Matric Group on Aug 16, 2021

(Editors Note: This blog was originally published in November 2020 and was updated in August 2021 to reflect new information)

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services Dynamic Matric medical devices