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turnkey pcb assembly

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What Is Turnkey PCB Assembly?

Turnkey assembly -- buzzwords or worth looking into?

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medical pcb assembly and design - stethoscope on circuit board

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5 Medical PCB Assembly & Design Tips

The benefits of new technologies in health care are awesome. Developers are showing off some amazing ideas for medical devices. It’s no surprise that...

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medical device electronics design

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Medical Device Electronics Design: Preventing Component Shortages

About 20% of all medical device manufacturers struggle to manage component shortages . This can be a big problem, especially since many devices can...

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American Electronics Manufacturer: 1990s Matric Building

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Story of an American Electronics Manufacturer Pt. 3: The 1990s

(Editor’s note: This is part 3 of a six-part series on the history of Matric Group, from a $20 investment in 1971 to a $60+ million business today.)

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how to achieve zero defects electronics build

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How to Achieve Zero Defects in Your Electronics Build: 8 Tips

There are many areas in life where accepting mistakes as inevitable is a good thing -- electronics manufacturing is not one of them. The end goal...

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pcb layout design for manufacturability

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PCB Layout Design for Manufacturability: 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Optimizing PCB layout design for manufacturability is one of the most crucial aspects of your product’s development process. Key decisions made...

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Autonomous Vehicle PCB

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Electronics Design Guide for Autonomous Vehicle PCBs

A report in 2020 estimated that one in every 10 vehicles globally will be self-driving by 2030. Driverless cars come with several benefits, including...

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Electronics Manufacturing Plant Security Procedures - man at computer

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Electronics Manufacturing Plant Security Procedures Your ECM Must Use

You probably take plenty of steps to protect intellectual property at your OEM. But what about the other guys handling your sensitive secrets?

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high reliability class 3 electronics

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3 Ways to Prep for Your High-Reliability Class 3 Electronics Project

You’re an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) in need of an electronics contract manufacturer (ECM) to supply circuit boards for a product you...

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American Electronics Manufacturer Pt 2: 1980s

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Story of an American Electronics Manufacturer Pt. 2: The 1980s

As we continue the countdown to Matric's 50th anniversary, let's recap so far the 1970s and how it all started. In part one of this series, we...

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electronics manufacturing trade shows 2021

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2021 Electronics Manufacturing Trade Shows You Don’t Want to Miss

Even in our vastly internet-dominated world, nothing has quite replicated the impact of a face-to-face discussion with vendors and fellow engineers....

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American Electronics Manufacturer Lee and Andy

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Story of an American Electronics Manufacturer Pt. 1: The 1970s

The year is 1971. Carole King's' hit single "I Feel The Earth Move" is playing through a Plymouth Volare as two electrical engineers/teachers enter a...

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PCB Substrate Types

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Best PCB Substrate Types For Your Board

Most often, the foundation, or base, of a printed circuit board (PCB) consists of a substrate and laminate. Different PCB laminate and substrate...

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PCB Quotes From an Electronics Contract Manufacturer - handshake

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How to Get Accurate PCB Quotes From an Electronics Contract Manufacturer

When outsourcing your printed circuit board (PCB), electronics box build, or cable assembly to an electronics contract manufacturer, you expect a...

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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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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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