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Glossary: Terms Your Electronics Contract Manufacturer May Use

When talking with salespeople, design engineers, and other contacts within an electronic contract manufacturer, you may hear a lot of terms thrown...

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What Is the ISO 14001 Standard for Electronics Manufacturing?

If you’re looking for an electronics contract manufacturer, what are the most important factors you consider? Is it the price or quality of the...

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tombstone defects in PCBs

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How to Tell Tombstone Defects in PCBs ‘Rest in Peace’

Working with small circuit board areas can increase the risk of various PCB defects, tombstoning in particular.

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conformal coating vs potting/encapsulation

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INFOGRAPHIC: Conformal Coatings vs. Potting/Encapsulation

The electronics sector is one of the most dynamic industries, with virtually unlimited applications. This is why its growth is expected to remain...

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rigid flex pcb design guidelines

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All You Need to Know About Rigid-Flex PCB Design Guidelines

Rigid-flex PCBs (printed circuit boards) combine the best traits of both rigid PCBs and flexible PCBs, making it easier for manufacturers to install...

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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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Custom Designed Printed Circuit Board - Circuit Board

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Creating Custom Printed Circuit Boards: Is Your Volume Worth It?

So, you’ve made the choice to design a custom PCB for your design. Instead of buying off the shelf electronics.. but what’s next?

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pcb assembly services through hole vs surface mount

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PCB Assembly Services: Through-Hole Vs. Surface Mount

As electronics have become increasingly embedded in our day-to-day, the manufacturing process for printed circuit boards (PCBs) has adapted....

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what are mil-std electronics

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What Are MIL-STD Electronics?

When outsourcing electronics manufacturing, there’s more to consider than just price. Often, the best electronic contract manufacturers (ECMs) are...

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what to do about pcb failure

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What to Do About PCB Failure

When printed circuit boards fail, you can face costly and potentially disastrous consequences. So how do you pick up the pieces afterward?...

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nadcap accreditation electronics contract manufacturing

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What Nadcap Accreditation Means for Electronic Contract Manufacturing

When searching for a reliable electronics contract manufacturing (ECM), one of the first questions you’ll probably ask is, “What certifications do...

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aerospace pcb assembly

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Aerospace Electronics PCB Assembly & Design Guide

You’ve heard about the many great feats and discoveries in the aerospace industry. You’ve also heard about the tragedies that have happened when a...

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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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REACH vs. RoHS

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REACH vs. RoHS Compliance for Electronics Manufacturing

Confused about REACH vs. RoHS compliance? You’re not alone. These two sets of electronics manufacturing guidelines were born from the European...

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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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cable jacket material

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[INFOGRAPHIC]: Looking for a Cable Jacket Material Comparison?

Cable jackets serve as the first line of defense for wires and cables – which makes choosing the right jacketing material essential. So, you might be...

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Electronics Aftermarket Services: The A to Z Guide

You buy your electronic components, your machines are up and running, customers are happy, your workers are happy -- everything is good. Invoice...

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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...

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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 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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