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Recent posts by Matric

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What Is the Cost of a Flying Probe Test?

By Matric on Sep 25, 2020

For many companies, the focus on printed circuit board (PCB) production is on-time-delivery and quality. However, just as important to a product’s success and longevity is PCB testing. 

The two most acknowledged forms of effective testing are in-circuit testing (ICT) and flying probe testing. Both are effective at finding lapses in production quality, but the flying probe test is proving to be an especially cost-effective method to improve board standards.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Costs Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric products & services
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Best Types of PCB Materials for Your Board

By Matric on Sep 08, 2020

Most often, the foundation, or base, of a printed circuit board (PCB) consists of a substrate and laminate. Different substrate and laminate materials determine how the PCB will perform. So, selecting the right types of PCB material for the intended purposes is critical to achieving the best possible:

Topics: PCB Layout PCB assembly Costs Dynamic Matric
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INFOGRAPHIC: Cable Jacket Material Comparison

By Matric on Aug 31, 2020

Cable jackets serve as the first line of defense for wires and cables – which makes choosing the right jacketing material essential. So, you might be asking, what’s the best material for cable jackets?

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components PCB assembly Dynamic Matric
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PCB LED Design for Safety

By Matric on Aug 12, 2020

At this point, we’re all familiar with light emitting diode (LED) lights. From the bright, efficient bulbs replacing the old filament lamps, to the flashy, colorful strips mounted behind TVs and monitors. 

Topics: Intrinsically Safe PCB Layout Components PCB assembly Dynamic Matric
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Obsolescence: A Pain in Medical Device Product Life Cycle Management

By Matric on Aug 04, 2020

Medical device product life cycle management is a challenge at the best of times. When supply chains are disrupted (such as during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020), it becomes even harder.

These challenges are a way of life for any device that needs to go through an extensive certification process. Since medical equipment is as high-stakes as it gets, it undergoes a more extensive review than most. 

Fortunately, there are ways that you can stay ahead of the curve.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Dynamic Matric obsolescence management medical devices
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Electronics Aftermarket Services: The A to Z Guide

By Matric on Jul 30, 2020

You buy your electronic components, your machines are up and running, customers are happy, your workers are happy -- everything is good. Invoice paid, accounts receivable piling up. Paradise. 

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Aftermarket Services Dynamic Matric
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Worth It to Outsource PCB Assembly Services? Definitely

By Matric on Jul 28, 2020

More manufacturers these days are realizing the benefits of using external PCB assembly services versus a DIY approach. Allowing an electronics contractor to lend its expertise has resulted in happier, more efficient OEMs.

Topics: PCB assembly Costs Dynamic Matric
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7 Types of PCB Soldering Defects to Watch Out For

By Matric on Jul 22, 2020

Let’s face it, soldering is difficult. It takes years of training to get good at the right kinds of solders, and even machines don’t always get it 100% right. It’s inevitable that you’ll run into PCB soldering defects at one point or another. 

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services PCB assembly Dynamic Matric
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‘Intrinsically Safe’ Design Guidelines for Electrical Devices

By Matric on Jul 16, 2020

When turned on, electrical equipment generates sparks. Some equipment generates heat that can lead to ignition, while electric arcing occurs between gaps in electrodes. 
Topics: Intrinsically Safe PCB Layout Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric standards & certifications
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The Cost of PCB Repair Services Vs. E-Wasting Your Budget

By Matric on Jul 10, 2020

Plastic waste may snag all of the headlines, but it's not the only type of waste overwhelming landfills and contaminating soil and water.

Topics: Aftermarket Services PCB assembly Costs Dynamic Matric obsolescence management