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Testing & Inspection

flying probe test

5 min read

Flying Probe Testing 101

PCB design is tricky. Depending on how complex your project is -- or how much is at stake if something fails -- you may need top-end testing before...

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ict testing and flying probe testing

3 min read

ICT Test Vs Flying Probe Test

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,...

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pcb failure

3 min read

Common Causes of PCB Failure

Printed circuit boards, or PCBs, are essentially the lifeblood of the devices we use every day. Cellphones, TVs, cars, street lights and so many...

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pcb testing methods

5 min read

7 PCB Testing Methods You Need to Know

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...

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Advanced Electronics Manufacturing Companies: Exploring Their Roles

The adage “If it’s not broken, don’t fix it” holds no ground in the realm of public transportation, mining equipment, and numerous other high-stakes...

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rohs 2 compliance

3 min read

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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SMT Production

4 min read

How SMT Production Maximizes First Run Yield

Printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing is a process that requires precision and reliability.

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nadcap vs as9100

4 min read

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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Electronics Manufacturing Services: Equipment

4 min read

Electronics Manufacturing Services: Equipment Your Partner Should Have

Today a growing number of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) outsource some of their work to electronics contract manufacturers (ECMs). The ECMs...

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electronic manufacturing services company

7 min read

Capabilities of an Electronic Manufacturing Services Company

Do you work for an original equipment manufacturer or OEM? Chances are you’ve crossed paths with a project requiring an electronic manufacturing...

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electronics manufacturing services company pcb inspection

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Guide to Working With an Electronics Manufacturing Services Company

“How will my idea go from conception to finished product at your company?” It’s a question we hear a lot, and a good one. It’s natural to want to...

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IPC Standards chart

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IPC Standards Chart for U.S.

The IPC standards chart (or tree, in some circles) provides guidelines for the production and assembly requirements of electronics manufacturing...

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aftermarket electronics remanufacturing

3 min read

How Aftermarket Electronics Remanufacturing Boosts the Energy Industry

Massive amounts of money are at play when it comes to power distribution electronics. The electronic product development life cycle frequently sparks...

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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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how to achieve zero defects electronics build

6 min read

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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IPC Standards for PCB design

2 min read

IPC Standards for PCBs: Why Sophisticated PCB’s Are IPC Compliant:

Whether you’re in the electronics, healthcare, or manufacturing industry, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the hodgepodge of standards regarding PCB...

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ISO 14001

2 min read

Is Your ECM Giving You the 5 Benefits of ISO 14001 Certification?

With a practically worldwide push toward environmental responsibility, more companies are choosing to -- or have no choice but to -- demonstrate that...

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Military Grade Electronics PCB 2

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Military-Grade Electronics PCB Design Considerations

Toughness in the military cuts across the board. It's not just the tough personnel, but also the electronics and the computers used in the field. Of...

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IECEX Certification

5 min read

What Is IECEX Certification for Equipment in Explosive Atmospheres?

For companies that buy and sell products for use in a potentially explosive atmosphere, a roadmap of guidelines isn’t just helpful -- it’s also a...

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Autonomous Vehicle PCB

4 min read

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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high reliability class 3 electronics

3 min read

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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EMC Design Guide for Printed Circuit Boards

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EMC Design Guide for Printed Circuit Boards

In every facet of modern life, we're surrounded by electronic devices, all of which are powered by printed circuit boards (PCBs). With so many...

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Electronics OEM partnership: Koh Young Logo

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Electronics OEM Partnership: How Koh Young's Maximizing Matric’s Yield

What do quality, efficiency, and a high passing yield rate have in common? Meticulous inspection.

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