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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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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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iStock-930604278

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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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itar compliance electronics manufacturing security standards

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What is ITAR Compliance? Electronics Manufacturing Security Standards

International Traffic and Arms Regulation (ITAR) came about in 1976 because of a need to control the export of military equipment and related...

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electronics manufacturing supply chain

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How Regulations Impact Your Electronics Manufacturing Supply Chain

The electronics manufacturing supply chain ranks #1 as a source of risk to many OEMs. These snags include environmental and other international...

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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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MEMS design pcb

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MEMS Design Guide for PCB Electromechanical Assemblies

Microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS, are the microscopic building blocks of current electronics. Look no further than the smartphone in your...

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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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electronics box build assembly

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Guide to Making an Electronics Box Build Assembly

If you’ve put in the hard work of designing an electronic product, chances are you have high expectations for its success with your target market....

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