October 3, 2023
Military electronic managers face unique challenges. An ECM for military and aerospace will need to understand defense electronic manufacturing regulations. The military has a growing need for printed circuit boards and there are many opportunities for ECMs to provide the manufacturing for military and aerospace electronic devices. However, to be involved, the partner must demonstrate […]
September 29, 2023
The medical device industry is highly regulated. The safety and functionality of medical devices is critical to those who need to use them. The responsibility to ensure patient safety when using a medical device lies with the medical device manufacturer. However, as in many highly regulated industries, deciphering the requirements can be challenging. To ensure […]
September 27, 2023
There are several common challenges that impact all PCB assembly. Some challenges are merely annoyances, while others can significantly impact performance. To overcome or avoid these challenges, partner with a quality ECM who can assist with the design process and address potential issues before they become problems.
August 15, 2023
Before partnering with an electronic contract manufacturer (ECM), finding one that suits all your manufacturing needs is essential. While contract manufacturing companies might share some similarities, they are not equal. Avoid wasting valuable resources with a trial-and-error approach; instead, ask the right questions before hiring an ECM partner for your next PCB project.
August 4, 2023
Are you wondering if surface mount technology (SMT) is well-suited for your next device? The industry standard for printed circuit boards (PCBs) has been through-hole circuits for many years. This method is relatively simple to implement but becomes time-consuming on a mass scale. PCBs made by through-hole circuits involves drilling holes into the boards, mounting components […]
July 31, 2023
More companies are turning to outsourcing electronic contract manufacturing (ECM) to save money and reduce time to market. However, this decision shouldn’t result in compromising quality. As part of the newest revision of the quality management system, risk-based thinking asks companies to consider what risks they face in various manufacturing processes. This includes planning phases […]
July 28, 2023
Design for Manufacturing (DFM) involves optimizing parts and component design to ease manufacturing and assembly. This approach to product design aims to minimize manufacturing costs while maintaining or improving product quality, functionality, and reliability. DFM merges the design requirements of a product with its production method, resulting in custom-molded, close-tolerance parts that meet or exceed […]
July 26, 2023
Choosing the right electronic contract manufacturer can make a big difference in the success of your next product. Thankfully, there are some easy ways to vet a new partnership to ensure you’re making the right choice. Here are some things to look for when selecting a manufacturing partner.
July 24, 2023
When outsourcing the production of your printed circuit board (PCB) to an electronic contract manufacturer, receiving a fast and accurate quote upfront is important for your bottom line. However, both the manufacturer and the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) face risks when it comes to quoting. A quote that is too high may scare away the […]
July 13, 2023
Your product is only as good as your manufacturing partner. When OEMs outsource printed circuit boards (PCBs) or electronic box build assemblies, the main criteria when selecting an electronic contract manufacturer (ECM) has always boiled down to cost, quality, and delivery. However, with so many companies claiming to deliver these three key elements, it can […]