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aftermarket electronics remanufacturing

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How Aftermarket Electronics Remanufacturing Boosts the Energy Industry

Massive amounts of money are at play when it comes to power distribution electronics. The electronic product development life cycle frequently sparks frustration among OEMs in this industry because parts steadily wear out and require attention to...

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Mine Safety and Health Administration Regulation - Mine Work with Heavy Equipment

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All About MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) Regulations

Just about any piece of electronics can be dangerous when they’re manufactured poorly. But when you’re manufacturing for the mining industry, you’re...

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PCB Design Tips for Solar Panel Electronics Panels in Field

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11 PCB Design Tips for Photovoltaic/Solar Panel Electronics

When designing solar-powered embedded systems intended for outdoor applications, durability, performance, and energy efficiency are a perfect storm...

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Electronics Contract Manufacturing

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Life Working for an Electronics Contract  Manufacturer

It’s your first week on the job and your supervisor calls a floor meeting. A mine that contracts our services had a structural issue, but thanks to...

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turnkey pcb assembly

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What Is Turnkey PCB Assembly?

Turnkey assembly -- buzzwords or worth looking into?

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medical pcb assembly and design - stethoscope on circuit board

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5 Medical PCB Assembly & Design Tips

The benefits of new technologies in health care are awesome. Developers are showing off some amazing ideas for medical devices. It’s no surprise that...

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American Electronics Manufacturer part 5

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STORY OF AN AMERICAN ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURER PT. 5: THE 2010s TO NOW

(Editor’s note: This is part 5 of a five-part series on the history of Matric Group, from a $20 investment in 1971 to a $60+ million business today.)

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Matric Limited Expansion

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STORY OF AN AMERICAN ELECTRONICS MANUFACTURER PT. 4: THE 2000S

From the Playstation 2 to the first-ever International Space Station crew, the beginning of the Millennium saw technological breakthroughs, rolling...

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medical device electronics design

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Medical Device Electronics Design: Preventing Component Shortages

About 20% of all medical device manufacturers struggle to manage component shortages . This can be a big problem, especially since many devices can...

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medical device product life cycle management

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Obsolescence: A Pain in Medical Device Product Life Cycle Management

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...

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American Electronics Manufacturer: 1990s Matric Building

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Story of an American Electronics Manufacturer Pt. 3: The 1990s

(Editor’s note: This is part 3 of a six-part series on the history of Matric Group, from a $20 investment in 1971 to a $60+ million business today.)

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how to achieve zero defects electronics build

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How to Achieve Zero Defects in Your Electronics Build: 8 Tips

There are many areas in life where accepting mistakes as inevitable is a good thing -- electronics manufacturing is not one of them. The end goal...

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pcb layout design for manufacturability

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PCB Layout Design for Manufacturability: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Optimizing PCB layout design for manufacturability is one of the most crucial aspects of your product’s development process. Key decisions made...

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IPC Standards for PCB design

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

Whether you’re in the electronics, healthcare, or manufacturing industry, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the hodgepodge of standards regarding PCB...

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ISO 14001

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Is Your ECM Giving You the 5 Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification?

With a practically worldwide push toward environmental responsibility, more companies are choosing to -- or have no choice but to -- demonstrate that...

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Military Grade Electronics PCB 2

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Military-Grade Electronics PCB Design Considerations

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...

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IECEX Certification

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What Is IECEX Certification for Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres?

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...

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PCB additive Manufacturing

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Uses of PCB Additive Manufacturing for Prototype Lead Time + More

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

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Autonomous Vehicle PCB

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Electronics Design Guide for Autonomous Vehicle PCBs

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...

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Electronics Manufacturing Plant Security Procedures - man at computer

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Electronics Manufacturing Plant Security Procedures Your ECM Must Use

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

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high reliability class 3 electronics

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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 (ECM) to supply circuit boards for a product you...

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American Electronics Manufacturer Pt 2: 1980s

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Story of an American Electronics Manufacturer Pt. 2: The 1980s

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...

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ELECTRONICS CONTRACT MANUFACTURER

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Work or Play? Working For A Electronics Contract Manufacturer

It’s February 2021, you and your family are sitting around the TV watching the Mars Rover craft touch down on the surface of Mars using components...

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electronics manufacturing trade shows 2021

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2021 Electronics Manufacturing Trade Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

Even in our vastly internet-dominated world, nothing has quite replicated the impact of a face-to-face discussion with vendors and fellow engineers....

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