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Deadline Day: The RoHS 3 Directive Is Here

For those in the electronics manufacturing supply chain, RoHS compliance is a big deal. Hopefully you’ve treated it as such well in advance of the July 22, 2019, RoHS 3 deadline....

3 Ways to Prep for Your High-Reliability Class 3 Electronics Project

You’re an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in need of an electronics contract manufacturer 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 ...

What Is a PCB Solderability Test?

Solder is what makes the electrical connections work on your printed circuit board (PCB). Solderability, then, measures how well metal is wetted by molten solder to secure those connections. It’s one of the most essential PCB testing methods....

What Is PCB Functional Testing?

PCB testing is a necessary expense that, when done correctly, prevents much larger and more embarrassing damage control when your product goes to market....

What Is Intrinsically Safe Equipment?

In the constantly evolving world of technology, safety remains a top concern among engineers during development. Whether it’s a sensor in your car, your son’s handheld video game, or a surgically implanted medical device in your elderly neighbor, we need assurance ...

8 Steps to Electronic Product Design With Surface Mount Technology

If you’re considering switching an existing electronic product design from through-hole technology to surface mount technology (SMT), you’ll want to do your homework first....

How’s the Electronic Component Shortage Looking in 2019 so Far?

May 14, 2019
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Components, Trends, Costs, Dynamic, Matric

Two things are fairly certain about the current electronic component shortage: It’ll end, and it’ll someday return....

What is ITAR Compliance? Electronics Manufacturing Security Standards

International Traffic and Arms Regulation (ITAR) came about in 1976 because of a need to control the export of military equipment and related sensitive information. Today, government enforcement of these regulations is far stricter than the Cold War days....

How Regulations Impact Your Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain

The electronics manufacturing supply chain ranks #1 as a source of risk to many OEMs. These snags include environmental and other international regulations, which at times may seem as tangled as the wires behind your desktop....

PCB Assembly Services: Through-Hole Vs. Surface Mount

Apr 05, 2019
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Dynamic, Matric

As electronics have become increasingly embedded in our day-to-day, the manufacturing process for printed circuit boards (PCBs) has adapted. Electronics have become smaller and smaller, and the PCBs that go in those products have had to shrink to keep up. The demand ...