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2020 Electronics Manufacturing Trade Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

By Matric on Jun 23, 2020

Even in our vastly internet-dominated world, nothing has quite replicated the impact of a face-to-face discussion with vendors and fellow engineers. Electronics manufacturing trade shows are valued for their inherent ability to establish a relationship and answer questions in ways you simply cannot achieve via email or over the phone.

Electronic contract manufacturers use these shows to break ground with engineers and purchasers in a variety of fields. Let’s take a look at some of the best electronics manufacturing expos out there for you to start meeting great new partners and vendors in the next year or two.

This list has been updated to account for postponed and rescheduled shows affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Trends Dynamic Matric transportation medical devices
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RoHS 2 Compliance & Directives Checklist

By Matric on Jun 22, 2020

In 2006, the European Union rolled out a directive restricting the use of certain hazardous chemicals. This directive, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), would have a far-reaching impact on the electronics industry. Its restrictions on using lead would send manufacturers scrambling to revise their practices or adopt entirely new ones. Thanks to a follow-up directive in 2011, manufacturers now hustle to meet RoHS 2 compliance.

Yes, it’s not a punitive law full of fines and penalties. But if you’re a U.S. company, noncompliance is basically an impassable barrier to entry to the EU trade market. So if you want to do business abroad, don’t mess around -- comply.

Topics: Testing & Inspection Dynamic Windurance Matric standards & certifications
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Medical Device Electronics Design: Preventing Component Shortages

By Matric on Jun 18, 2020

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components Dynamic Matric medical devices
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What to Know About Electronic Cable & Harness Assembly

By Matric on Jun 16, 2020

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 expensive piece of equipment and slow down manufacturing processes. 

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Dynamic Matric products & services
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What Does the IPC 6011 Standard Mean to PCB Manufacturing?

By Matric on Jun 08, 2020

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 industry standards. The guiding light for PCB manufacturing is IPC 6011. 

Topics: PCB assembly Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric standards & certifications
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7 PCB Testing Methods You Need to Know

By Matric on Jun 05, 2020

When you order printed circuit boards (PCB), you know the pricey consequence of failure. The last thing you need financially is for your PCBs to suddenly drop dead -- or to have a shortened life span because of a design or QA issue.

PCB assembly testing methods are an integral part of the manufacturing process. Reputable electronics contract manufacturers (ECMs) offer a variety of PCB testing methods, enough that sometimes it’s hard to keep them straight.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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What Are PCB Functional Testing Services?

By Matric on May 13, 2020

Electronics manufacture and testing are like squabbling siblings. PCB testing is a necessary expense that, when done correctly, prevents much larger and more embarrassing damage control when your product goes to market.

Topics: Intrinsically Safe Electronic manufacturing services Components Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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5 Electronic Enclosure Design Guidelines

By Matric on May 12, 2020

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

Topics: Intrinsically Safe PCB assembly Costs Dynamic Matric
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How Aftermarket Electronics Remanufacturing Boosts the Energy Industry

By Matric on Apr 29, 2020

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 keep critical infrastructure operating.

Full-blown replacement of a product is neither cost-effective nor efficient when downtime is harmful to both OEM and end consumer. It's absolutely crucial that you're always thinking about the electronic component life cycle and making plans for the future

Topics: Aftermarket Services Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric products & services obsolescence management
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ICT Testing Vs Flying Probe Testing

By Matric on Apr 20, 2020

Deciding on the best testing method for your printed circuit board can be a daunting task. There are plenty of factors to take into consideration, including costs, coverage, and development lead time. However, there are two popular test strategies you’ll often find yourself choosing between: ICT testing vs flying probe testing.

Topics: Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric