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iso 13485 certified manufacturer

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Why an ISO 13485-Certified Manufacturer Is Vital for Medical Devices

Medical device companies looking for a PCB design and assembly partner have many important factors to consider, all with the end user’s well-being at...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mine Safety and Health Administration Regulation - Mine Work with Heavy Equipment

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All About MSHA (Mine Safety and Health Administration) Regulations

Just about any piece of electronics can be dangerous when they’re manufactured poorly. But when you’re manufacturing for the mining industry, you’re...

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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 Manufacturers - eu chemical regulations

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American Electronics Manufacturers Are Eyeing EU Chemical Regulations

With the European Union (EU) working toward new strategies to cut down on hazardous chemicals within the electronics manufacturing industry, the rest...

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what-is-iso-14001-standard-electronics-manufacturing

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What Is the ISO 14001 Standard for Electronics Manufacturing?

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...

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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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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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aerospace pcb assembly

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Aerospace Electronics PCB Assembly & Design Guide

You’ve heard about the many great feats and discoveries in the aerospace industry. You’ve also heard about the tragedies that have happened when a...

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REACH vs. RoHS

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REACH vs. RoHS Compliance for Electronics Manufacturing

Confused about REACH vs. RoHS compliance? You’re not alone. These two sets of electronics manufacturing guidelines were born from the European...

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intrinsically safe design guidelines

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‘Intrinsically Safe’ Design Guidelines for Electrical Devices

When turned on, electrical equipment generates sparks. Some equipment generates heat that can lead to ignition, while electric arcing occurs between...

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rohs 3 compliance

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RoHS-Compliant Countries That Aren’t Actually RoHS-Compliant

It seems simple enough. If you’re a manufacturer who uses electronic components to build your products for American or international markets, you...

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IPC 6011 standard for pcb manufacturing

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What Does the IPC 6011 Standard Mean to PCB Manufacturing?

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...

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prototype pcb assembly lightbulb drawing

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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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rohs 3 directive date

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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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