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7 types of soldering defects

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7 Types of PCB Soldering Defects to Watch Out For

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.

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intrinsically safe design guidelines

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‘Intrinsically Safe’ Design Guidelines for Electrical Devices

When turned on, electrical equipment generates sparks. Some equipment generates heat that can lead to ignition, while electric arcing occurs between...

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pcb repair services vs e waste

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The Cost of PCB Repair Services Vs. E-Wasting Your Budget

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

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rohs 3 compliance

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RoHS-Compliant Countries That Aren’t Actually RoHS-Compliant

It seems simple enough. If you’re a manufacturer who uses electronic components to build your products for American or international markets, you...

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IPC 6011 standard for pcb manufacturing

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What Does the IPC 6011 Standard Mean to PCB Manufacturing?

In the strict world of printed circuit board (PCB) fabrication and manufacturing, one key factor in the OEM’s success is paying close attention to...

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PCB engineering service providers

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PCB Engineering Services: 4 Qualities to Look For

When you’re looking for a PCB engineering services provider, there are, of course, multiple things to consider. “Will they be able to meet my...

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pcb functional testing

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What Are PCB Functional Testing Services?

Electronics manufacture and testing are like squabbling siblings. PCB testing is a necessary expense that, when done correctly, prevents much larger...

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ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURE DESIGN GUIDELINES

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5 Electronic Enclosure Design Guidelines

Electronic devices are the sum of their parts, including the box in which you house them.

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electronic medical device manufacturers

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Coronavirus & How Electronic Medical Device Manufacturers Can Cope

As you know painfully well, the coronavirus is causing growing demand for medical ventilators and other "life-sustaining" devices. As hospital visits...

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rigid PCB vs flexible PCB

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Rigid PCB Vs. Flexible PCB Design

The products that your organization is preparing to develop call for printed circuit boards (PCBs) -- simple enough, right? Not exactly. Components...

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pcb in-circuit testing cost

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What Does PCB In-Circuit Testing Cost?

Tests for printed circuit boards (PCBs) come in many varieties based on cost, breadth, time, and other factors. There are many ways to test your PCB,...

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PCB Assembly Cost Breakdown

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PCB Assembly Cost Breakdown

PCB (printed circuit board) costs are a concern for any electronics designers or manufacturers -- both the materials that go into PCBs and the...

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advanced electronics remanufacturing for transportation industry

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7 Benefits of Advanced Electronics Remanufacturing for Transportation

There’s no perfect playbook to establishing and maintaining major transportation projects like subways, bus systems, and other transit developments.

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electronics engineering change order procedure

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Guide to a Faster Engineering Change Order Procedure in Electronics

Change management is usually a requirement in the electronics industry. This specifically relates to changes needed after the initial design of your...

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Variable Frequency Drive Repair Services

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Matric’s Variable Frequency Drive Repair Services Energize LNG Exports

A tanker departed from Freeport LNG in September 2019 with the first export cargo produced at the Houston facility. The late-afternoon moment in...

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Quick-Turn PCB Board House - assembly line

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4 Times When a Quick-Turn PCB Board House Isn't Enough

There’s a certain need for speed in manufacturing circuit boards -- the electronics industry demands it, and your end users demand it. But how quick...

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PCB Prototyping Service

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4 PCB Prototyping Service Options

As electronics OEM engineers well know, the printed circuit board (PCB) is crucial to the proper operation of just about every electronics product...

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obsolescence management procedures

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Do Your ECM's Obsolescence Management Procedures Look Like This?

Modern electronics are evolving so rapidly that new becomes old in just a few years -- or less, if you’re an iPhone superfan. In fact, the average...

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counterfeit electronic components

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6 Ways to Identify & Avoid Counterfeit Electronic Components

One of the biggest concerns of electronic manufacturing is the reliability of the components being used. Counterfeit electronic components have long...

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prototype pcb assembly lightbulb drawing

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7 No-Brainer Reasons to Prototype Your PCB Assembly

Prototyping is just as important to the electronics manufacturing process as designing, engineering, and testing. Ignore it at your own risk.

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china tariffs on electronics

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China Tariffs: How Will They Affect Electronics Manufacturers?

NOTE: This article was updated on September 16, 2019 to reflect recent information regarding tariffs. Two days after Independence Day 2018, President...

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box build assembly

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How to Prep for Success With PCB Box Build Assembly Services

Electromechanical PCB box build assembly services are one of the most important offerings of electronics contract manufacturers. In addition to the...

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pcb contamination testing

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All About PCB Contamination Testing

PCB contamination testing is not for every project, but it’s a lifesaver for some.

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pcb microsection analysis

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Does Your Assembly Need a PCB Microsection Analysis?

There is no shortage of reasons to test a PCB assembly, and there is no shortage of ways to do it. Out of the many functional tests available, PCB...

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rohs 3 directive date

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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...

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