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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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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...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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