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7 Types of PCB Soldering Defects to Watch Out For

By Matric on Jul 22, 2020

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 100% right. It’s inevitable that you’ll run into PCB soldering defects at one point or another. 

Topics: PCB Layout Electronic manufacturing services PCB assembly Dynamic Matric
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‘Intrinsically Safe’ Design Guidelines for Electrical Devices

By Matric on Jul 16, 2020

When turned on, electrical equipment generates sparks. Some equipment generates heat that can lead to ignition, while electric arcing occurs between gaps in electrodes. 
Topics: Intrinsically Safe PCB Layout Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric standards & certifications
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The Cost of PCB Repair Services Vs. E-Wasting Your Budget

By Matric on Jul 10, 2020

Plastic waste may snag all of the headlines, but it's not the only type of waste overwhelming landfills and contaminating soil and water.

Topics: Aftermarket Services PCB assembly Costs Dynamic Matric obsolescence management
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RoHS-Compliant Countries That Aren’t Actually RoHS-Compliant

By Matric on Jul 06, 2020

It seems simple enough. If you’re a manufacturer who uses electronic components to build your products for American or international markets, you need RoHS 3 compliance. The U.S., China, and other countries have established electronics manufacturing standards on dangerous materials, closely styled after the EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances

Topics: Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric Warnings and faults standards & certifications
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What is Obsolescence Management for Electronics?

By Matric on Jun 24, 2020

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, right?

Topics: Dynamic Matric products & services obsolescence management
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2020 Electronics Manufacturing Trade Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

By Matric on Jun 23, 2020

Even in our vastly internet-dominated world, nothing has quite replicated the impact of a face-to-face discussion with vendors and fellow engineers. Electronics manufacturing trade shows are valued for their inherent ability to establish a relationship and answer questions in ways you simply cannot achieve via email or over the phone.

Electronic contract manufacturers use these shows to break ground with engineers and purchasers in a variety of fields. Let’s take a look at some of the best electronics manufacturing expos out there for you to start meeting great new partners and vendors in the next year or two.

This list has been updated to account for postponed and rescheduled shows affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Trends Dynamic Matric transportation medical devices
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RoHS 2 Compliance & Directives Checklist

By Matric on Jun 22, 2020

In 2006, the European Union rolled out a directive restricting the use of certain hazardous chemicals. This directive, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), would have a far-reaching impact on the electronics industry. Its restrictions on using lead would send manufacturers scrambling to revise their practices or adopt entirely new ones. Thanks to a follow-up directive in 2011, manufacturers now hustle to meet RoHS 2 compliance.

Yes, it’s not a punitive law full of fines and penalties. But if you’re a U.S. company, noncompliance is basically an impassable barrier to entry to the EU trade market. So if you want to do business abroad, don’t mess around -- comply.

Topics: Testing & Inspection Dynamic Windurance Matric standards & certifications
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Medical Device Electronics Design: Preventing Component Shortages

By Matric on Jun 18, 2020

About 20% of all medical device manufacturers struggle to manage component shortages . This can be a big problem, especially since many devices can mean the difference between life and death for an individual. 
Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Components Dynamic Matric medical devices
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What to Know About Electronic Cable & Harness Assembly

By Matric on Jun 16, 2020

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 expensive piece of equipment and slow down manufacturing processes. 

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Dynamic Matric products & services
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What Does the IPC 6011 Standard Mean to PCB Manufacturing?

By Matric on Jun 08, 2020

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 industry standards. The guiding light for PCB manufacturing is IPC 6011. 

Topics: PCB assembly Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric standards & certifications