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Matric | Electronic Contract Manufacturing Resources

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11 PCB Design Tips for Photovoltaic/Solar Panel Electronics

By Matric Group on May 07, 2021

When designing solar-powered embedded systems intended for outdoor applications, durability, performance, and energy efficiency are a perfect storm of considerations. The dream is to balance all three, but how can you make that a reality?

Topics: PCB Layout Components PCB assembly Dynamic Matric Energy
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How to Get Accurate PCB Quotes From an Electronics Contract Manufacturer

By Matric Group on Apr 23, 2021

When outsourcing your printed circuit board (PCB), electronics box build, or cable assembly to an electronics contract manufacturer, you expect a fast, accurate quote up front. It’s in the best interest of both OEM and manufacturer to prioritize accuracy from the beginning.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services PCB assembly Costs Dynamic Matric
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Electronics Manufacturing Services: Equipment Your Partner Should Have

By Matric Group on Apr 05, 2021

Today a growing number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) outsource some of their work to electronics contract manufacturers (ECMs). The ECMs are crucial partners when bringing your product to the market. However, while there are plenty of electronic manufacturing companies to choose from, not all are equal.

Selecting the ideal one can ensure a smooth manufacturing journey from design to aftermarket support. But, how will you ensure that you are partnering up with the right ECMs that you can truly put your trust in? 

We ‘ve come up with a list of equipment your partner should have, plus other factors to guide your outsourcing process.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components PCB assembly Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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Glossary: Terms Your Electronics Contract Manufacturer May Use

By Matric Group on Mar 29, 2021

When talking with salespeople, design engineers, and other contacts within an electronic contract manufacturer, you may hear a lot of terms thrown about. Many of them -- often turned into acronyms are said with the assumption that you know what they mean.

For engineers and especially purchasers, this can be a pain -- especially if you’re trying to read design recommendations, testing results, or that quote you requested.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components PCB assembly Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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What Is the ISO 14001 Standard for Electronics Manufacturing?

By Matric Group on Mar 19, 2021

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 product? Maybe it’s Nadcap or AS9100 compliance

Topics: Dynamic Matric standards & certifications environment materials
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How to Tell Tombstone Defects in PCBs ‘Rest in Peace’

By Matric Group on Mar 04, 2021

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

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services PCB assembly Dynamic Matric Warnings and faults
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INFOGRAPHIC: Conformal Coatings vs. Potting/Encapsulation

By Matric Group on Feb 23, 2021

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

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services Components PCB assembly Dynamic Matric
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All You Need to Know About Rigid-Flex PCB Design Guidelines

By Matric Group on Jan 19, 2021

Rigid-flex PCBs (printed circuit boards) combine the best traits of both rigid PCBs and flexible PCBs, making it easier for manufacturers to install PCBs in small spaces. The added flexibility enables manufacturers to maneuver boards precisely and with ease during installation.

Topics: PCB Layout PCB assembly Dynamic Matric
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Common Causes of PCB Failure

By Matric Group on Jan 15, 2021

Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are essentially the lifeblood of the devices we use every day. Cellphones, TVs, cars, street lights and so many other devices rely on PCBs, which is why it can be extremely disruptive when one fails.

Topics: PCB Layout Aftermarket Services Components PCB assembly Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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Getting a PCB Quote Comparison? Ask These ?s First

By Matric Group on Jan 07, 2021

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), your success greatly depends on your products' functionality and durability. In this regard, the printed circuit boards (PCBs) you use are arguably the most important aspect. Serving as the heart of electronic components, PCBs have a wide range of applications, such as connecting various components via a series of related circuits.

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