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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: Another Delay

If there's anything certain in the U.S.-China tariffs staredown, it's uncertainty.

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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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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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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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ICT Testing: Cost, Advantages, & Drawbacks

Your great, new electronics product is almost ready to go. All you need is ICT testing (in-circuit testing) -- or perhaps another method of testing.

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electronics manufacturing Supply Chain Management

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Should You Dual Source Your Electronics Manufacturing?

The decision to single or dual source from electronics manufacturing services partners plays a heavy hand in determining the infrastructure of your...

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PCB Documentation to Give Your Contract Manufacturer Up Front

The decision on which electronics manufacturing supplier to choose can be a difficult one. The outcome of the quoting process often decides who will...

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class 3 electronics pcb manufacturers

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Class 3 Electronics PCB Manufacturers: Zero Room for Error

If you needed a pacemaker to keep your heart beating as it should, would you settle for the level of electronics quality you’d find in a cheap toy...

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How Component Inventory Management Makes an OEM’s Life Easier

Maintaining an accurate inventory can result in an elevated manufacturing process, increasing efficiency in production, ensuring on-time delivery,...

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6 Questions to Ask Your EMS Supplier

Choosing the right electronic manufacturing services (EMS) supplier can play a big part in the success of your company. Pick the right partner and...

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Matric Group Honored With Governor’s Safety Award

A dedicated safety program has netted the contract manufacturer its second state-recognized safety award in four years.

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Is China Spy Chip a Supply Chain Snag for OEM Electronics Companies?

On Oct. 4, a story by Bloomberg that detailed allegations of China’s military infiltration into servers used by about 30 U.S. companies and top...

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Matric Wins Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence -- Again!

Matric Limited’s successful safety program has once again been honored with the Governor’s Award for Safety Excellence.

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