Common Challenges in Printed Circuit Board Assembly and How to Overcome Them

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.

Ask the Right Questions and You’ll Find the Right ECM Partner

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.

Is SMT Right for Your Next Device?

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 […]

How to Mitigate Risk and Save Money on PCBA

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 […]

How DFM Can Affect Your Bottom Line

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 […]

What Makes a Great PCB Manufacturing Partner?

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.

The Importance of Providing Detailed Information for Accurate Printed Circuit Board Quotes

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 […]

Your Electronic Device is Only as Good as Your ECM

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 […]

What Factors are Considered When Quoting PCBA?

July 11, 2023

PCB quotes are influenced by a number of factors. When you are first meeting with an ECM to outsource your PCBA, it may be confusing to decipher how the ECM arrived at a particular quote. With the right information about how the factors impact the cost of your project, you can plan and budget for […]

Documents Required for Turnkey Electronic Assembly

July 6, 2023

When you outsource your PCB assembly, providing the complete documentation is essential. Sharing all the design files gives the PCB team all the information necessary to complete the assembly efficiently and correctly. Sharing this documentation provides the electronic manufacturing team not only the information that will allow them to complete the project with the correct […]