The Importance of Quality Control in Electronic Manufacturing for Aerospace

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 […]

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Considerations for Electronic Enclosure Design

June 29, 2023

After you have an assembled PCB, you will need to finish the device with a box build, sometimes referred to as a systems integration. This combines the PCB, cables and wires, subassemblies, and the electronic enclosure. When the full box build is complete, your electronic assembly will be carefully protected and ready to function in […]

Packaging and Shipping Goes Beyond Product Protection for Electronic Manufacturers

April 6, 2023

Not every ECM partner will offer packaging and shipping services. When you find an ECM partner who does offer these services, it’s important to understand the additional value you are getting. Electronic manufacturers that offer packaging and shipping understand that they are ultimately maximizing design and functionality.

BOM Management is Key to Successful Electronic Manufacturing

March 31, 2023

The bill of materials (BOM) is essential in the design and production phase of electronic devices, starting with printed circuit boards (PCBs). A BOM is like a recipe listing all the items your manufacturing partner will need to build your product. Partnering with an electronic manufacturer with design support is extremely helpful and can make a […]