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Electronics Contract Manufacturing Resources

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Advanced Electronics Manufacturing Companies: Exploring Their Roles

The adage “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it” holds no ground in the realm of public transportation, mining equipment, and numerous other high-stakes electronics applications. Electronics OEMs are responsible for maintaining seamless operations by...

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types of conformal coating

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Types of Conformal Coating: Exploring Materials for Enhanced PCP Protection

With the rise of IoT and technology in general, electronics are featured in many environments, exposing delicate electronic connections to potential...

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reverse polarity protection

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A Guide to Reverse Polarity Protection in PCB Design

When user safety depends on equipment functioning reliably -- as with many medical devices and handheld mining equipment, for example -- electronic...

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design 2 part show 2023

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Design 2 Part Greater NY 2023: Matric to Attend Show

The Design-2-Part show for the Greater New York area will be held April 26-27 in Secaucus, NJ.

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electronic product development lifecycle

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Electronic Product Lifecycle Management Best Practice | Avoid Downtime

Product lifecycle management (PLM) is an important strategy that companies can use to optimize product development and reduce downtime. By...

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pcb manufacturing capabilities

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PCB Manufacturing Capabilities & Fabrication Plants: A Look Ahead

The world of PCB assembly capabilities is changing rapidly, and forecasters expect PCB manufacturing capabilities to expand for the next 10 years....

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as9100 certification for aerospace manufacturing - satellite night sky

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What Is AS9100 Certification for Electronics Manufacturing?

When an OEM is sourcing out work -- let alone aerospace electronics manufacturing -- it’s likely to come across companies that boast about all sorts...

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rohs 2 compliance

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RoHS 2 Compliance & Directives Checklist

In 2006, the European Union rolled out a directive restricting the use of certain hazardous chemicals. This directive, Restriction of Hazardous...

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what is smt assembly - placing components

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What Is SMT Assembly?

As today’s electronics designs become smaller and more complex, more engineers are relying on surface mount technology. After the 1980s, this...

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RS485 vs. RS232 serial interfaces

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RS485 Vs. RS232: What's the Difference?

Among the serial data interfaces -- SPI, Flex I2C, and many more -- available for electronic equipment, two stand out for their longevity. In spite...

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Electronic Component Shortages

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Electronic Component Shortages Update -- 2022 and Beyond

COMPONENT SHORTAGE: December ‘22 UPDATE: Nearly a year after our last update, we have returned to find a similar situation regarding shortages in the...

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rohs 3 substances implementation date

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What Are RoHS 3 Substances? Ensure Your Provider is Compliant

There are major regulation change coming to electronics in Europe, and it’s important for everyone to take note, including U.S. manufacturers who...

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SMT Production

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How SMT Production Maximizes First Run Yield

Printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing is a process that requires precision and reliability.

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nadcap vs as9100

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Nadcap vs. AS9100 Standard for Electronics: What's the Difference?

If there's one thing that takes center stage in the aerospace industry, it's safety. This, of course, comes hand in hand with high-quality components.

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Electronics Manufacturing Services: Equipment

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Electronics Manufacturing Services: Equipment Your Partner Should Have

Today a growing number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) outsource some of their work to electronics contract manufacturers (ECMs). The ECMs...

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electronic manufacturing services company

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Capabilities of an Electronic Manufacturing Services Company

Do you work for an original equipment manufacturer or OEM? Chances are you’ve crossed paths with a project requiring an electronic manufacturing...

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pcb assembly services

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Worth It to Outsource PCB Assembly Services? Definitely

More manufacturers these days are realizing the benefits of using external PCB assembly services versus a DIY approach. Allowing an electronics...

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cable and harness assembly

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What to Know About Electronic Cable & Harness Assembly

When it comes to making a custom electronic cable and harness assembly, the little details matter. A faulty wire or a bad connection could ruin an...

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LED PCB design for safety

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LED PCB Design for Safety

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...

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electronic obsolescence

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What is Obsolescence Management for Electronics?

You just installed your new PCBs in your machines and they’re working great! Dust off your hands and pat yourself on the back; the hard part’s done,...

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electronics manufacturing services company pcb inspection

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Guide to Working With an Electronics Manufacturing Services Company

“How will my idea go from conception to finished product at your company?” It’s a question we hear a lot, and a good one. It’s natural to want to...

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IPC Standards chart

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IPC Standards Chart for U.S.

The IPC standards chart (or tree, in some circles) provides guidelines for the production and assembly requirements of electronics manufacturing...

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industrial wireless control

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Moving to a Wireless Industrial Control: IoT & More

Many industrial and manufacturing operations are looking closely at wireless industrial controls to see what benefits they offer. These wireless...

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