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flying probe test

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Flying Probe Testing 101

PCB design is tricky. Depending on how complex your project is -- or how much is at stake if something fails -- you may need top-end testing before...

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reduce PCB assembly cost

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Your Go-To Guide to Reducing PCB Assembly Cost

As with most things you can purchase, there’s a strenuous relationship between cost and quality when it comes to PCB assemblies. However, there is a...

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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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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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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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PCB Substrate Types

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Best PCB Substrate Types For Your Board

Most often, the foundation, or base, of a printed circuit board (PCB) consists of a substrate and laminate. Different PCB laminate and substrate...

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PCB Quotes From an Electronics Contract Manufacturer - handshake

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How to Get Accurate PCB Quotes From an Electronics Contract Manufacturer

When outsourcing your printed circuit board (PCB), electronics box build, or cable assembly to an electronics contract manufacturer, you expect a...

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PCB quote comparison

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Getting a PCB Quote Comparison? Ask These ?s First

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), your success greatly depends on your products' functionality and durability. In this regard, the printed...

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PCB prototype cost

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How Much Does a PCB Prototype Cost?

Prototyping isn’t reserved for high-tech vehicles or revolutionary consumer gadgets. It’s also a great practice for manufacturing printed circuit...

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outsourcing electronics manufacturing

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Outsourcing Electronics Manufacturing: Onshore or Offshore?

It’s time for your organization to begin production of a new electronic device. For one reason or another, you’re in no position to take care of the...

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what is the cost of a flying probe test

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What Is the Cost of a Flying Probe Test?

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...

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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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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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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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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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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...

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electronic product design surface mount technology

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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...

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electronic component shortage 1

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

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

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electronic product design-1

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Specs for Class 2 Electronic Product Design

When introducing a new electronic product design, many OEMs don’t fully understand the differences between IPC classifications -- or understand them...

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tariffs on electronics from china

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Tariffs on Electronics From China: Another Delay

If there's anything certain in the U.S.-China tariffs staredown, it's uncertainty.

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pcb sourcing prototype

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Get a Quicker Quote for PCB Prototype Sourcing in 5 Shortcuts

In an ideal world, getting a quote for prototype production from your electronics contract manufacturer (ECM) would go smoothly and quickly. But the...

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ict testing

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ICT Testing: Cost, Advantages, & Drawbacks

Your great, new electronics product is almost ready to go. All you need is ICT testing (in-circuit testing) -- or perhaps another method of testing.

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