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What Is the Cost of a Flying Probe Test?

By Matric on Sep 25, 2020

For many companies, the focus on printed circuit board (PCB) production is on-time-delivery and quality. However, just as important to a product’s success and longevity is PCB testing. 

The two most acknowledged forms of effective testing are in-circuit testing (ICT) and flying probe testing. Both are effective at finding lapses in production quality, but the flying probe test is proving to be an especially cost-effective method to improve board standards.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Costs Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric products & services
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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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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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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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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
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7 PCB Testing Methods You Need to Know

By Matric on Jun 05, 2020

When you order printed circuit boards (PCB), you know the pricey consequence of failure. The last thing you need financially is for your PCBs to suddenly drop dead -- or to have a shortened life span because of a design or QA issue.

PCB assembly testing methods are an integral part of the manufacturing process. Reputable electronics contract manufacturers (ECMs) offer a variety of PCB testing methods, enough that sometimes it’s hard to keep them straight.

Topics: Electronic manufacturing services Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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What Are PCB Functional Testing Services?

By Matric on May 13, 2020

Electronics manufacture and testing are like squabbling siblings. PCB testing is a necessary expense that, when done correctly, prevents much larger and more embarrassing damage control when your product goes to market.

Topics: Intrinsically Safe Electronic manufacturing services Components Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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How Aftermarket Electronics Remanufacturing Boosts the Energy Industry

By Matric on Apr 29, 2020

Massive amounts of money are at play when it comes to power distribution electronics. The electronic product development life cycle frequently sparks frustration among OEMs in this industry because parts steadily wear out and require attention to keep critical infrastructure operating.

Full-blown replacement of a product is neither cost-effective nor efficient when downtime is harmful to both OEM and end consumer. It's absolutely crucial that you're always thinking about the electronic component life cycle and making plans for the future

Topics: Aftermarket Services Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric products & services obsolescence management
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ICT Testing Vs Flying Probe Testing

By Matric on Apr 20, 2020

Deciding on the best testing method for your printed circuit board can be a daunting task. There are plenty of factors to take into consideration, including costs, coverage, and development lead time. However, there are two popular test strategies you’ll often find yourself choosing between: ICT testing vs flying probe testing.

Topics: Testing & Inspection Dynamic Matric
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What Does PCB In-Circuit Testing Cost?

By Matric on Mar 23, 2020

Tests for printed circuit boards (PCBs) come in many varieties based on cost, breadth, time, and other factors. There are many ways to test your PCB, but in-circuit testing, known as ICT, is the most advanced and accurate method. 

Topics: PCB Layout Components Costs Testing & Inspection Matric