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D2P Marlborough

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Matric Invites You to Visit D2P Marlborough 2023

Fall in the Northeast means a lot of fun activities in your personal life and year-end planning and reporting in business. It also can mean a lot of...

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qualities an employer looks for in an employee

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7 Qualities an Employer Looks for in an Employee

As young people enter the workforce, it is important to develop and possess certain qualities in order to be successful. Employers expect individuals...

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REACH compliance

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What Is REACH Compliance? | Electronics Manufacturing Standards

Understanding your marketing is key to a successful product run. That applies not only to your customers, but their home country as well.

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pcb failure

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Common Causes of PCB Failure

Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are essentially the lifeblood of the devices we use every day. Cellphones, TVs, cars, street lights and so many...

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intrinsically safe

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What Is Intrinsically Safe Equipment?

In the constantly evolving world of technology, safety remains a top concern among engineers during development. Whether it’s a sensor in your car,...

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basics of obsolescence management

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Basics of Obsolescence Management for Electronics

The most painful part of developing with electronics is knowing your success is fleeting. Eventually, all parts must die, or at least fade away into...

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burning PCB causes

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Common PCB Defects: What Causes a Circuit Board to Burn?

While there are many common printed circuit board defects, one of the most notorious is burnt components. It's also, unfortunately, one of the most...

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lead vs lead free solder pcb manufacturing

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Lead vs. Lead-Free Solder in PCB Manufacturing

OEM circuit board applications cover a wide range of consumer and commercial products, from automobiles to microwaves to IoT devices that automate...

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pcb testing methods

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7 PCB Testing Methods You Need to Know

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...

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class 3 electronics

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IPC Class Definitions for Class 1, 2, & 3 Electronics

In electronics manufacturing, printed circuit boards are separated into three categories: 1, 2, and 3. The categories reflect the level of quality of...

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Advanced Electronics Manufacturing Companies: Exploring Their Roles

The adage “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it” holds no ground in the realm of public transportation, mining equipment, and numerous other high-stakes...

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types of conformal coating

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Types of Conformal Coating: Exploring Materials for Enhanced PCP Protection

With the rise of IoT and technology in general, electronics are featured in many environments, exposing delicate electronic connections to potential...

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reverse polarity protection

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A Guide to Reverse Polarity Protection in PCB Design

When user safety depends on equipment functioning reliably -- as with many medical devices and handheld mining equipment, for example -- electronic...

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design 2 part show 2023

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Design 2 Part Greater NY 2023: Matric to Attend Show

The Design-2-Part show for the Greater New York area will be held April 26-27 in Secaucus, NJ.

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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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as9100 certification for aerospace manufacturing - satellite night sky

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What Is AS9100 Certification for Electronics Manufacturing?

When an OEM is sourcing out work -- let alone aerospace electronics manufacturing -- it’s likely to come across companies that boast about all sorts...

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rohs 2 compliance

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RoHS 2 Compliance & Directives Checklist

In 2006, the European Union rolled out a directive restricting the use of certain hazardous chemicals. This directive, Restriction of Hazardous...

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what is smt assembly - placing components

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What Is SMT Assembly?

As today’s electronics designs become smaller and more complex, more engineers are relying on surface mount technology. After the 1980s, this...

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RS485 vs. RS232 serial interfaces

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RS485 Vs. RS232: What's the Difference?

Among the serial data interfaces -- SPI, Flex I2C, and many more -- available for electronic equipment, two stand out for their longevity. In spite...

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Electronic Component Shortages

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Electronic Component Shortages Update -- 2022 and Beyond

COMPONENT SHORTAGE: December ‘22 UPDATE: Nearly a year after our last update, we have returned to find a similar situation regarding shortages in...

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rohs 3 substances implementation date

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What Are RoHS 3 Substances? Ensure Your Provider is Compliant

There are major regulation change coming to electronics in Europe, and it’s important for everyone to take note, including U.S. manufacturers who...

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ict testing and flying probe testing

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ICT Test Vs Flying Probe Test

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,...

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SMT Production

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How SMT Production Maximizes First Run Yield

Printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing is a process that requires precision and reliability.

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nadcap vs as9100

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Nadcap vs. AS9100 Standard for Electronics: What's the Difference?

If there's one thing that takes center stage in the aerospace industry, it's safety. This, of course, comes hand in hand with high-quality components.

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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...

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