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 […]

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 […]

Find the Right Medical Device Manufacturer for Your Project

March 21, 2023

Medical device companies understand the significance of selecting the right medical device manufacturer for their medical devices, as it helps them convert their ideas into working prototypes and finished products faster, saving both time and money.

What Can Cause Printed Circuit Boards to Fail in Electronic Manufacturing?

December 7, 2022

Your printed circuit board is the brains of your product. When your PCB fails, it can be costly and cause major consequences for your product. Yet when you understand the common causes of PCB failure, you can use the right tools to prevent future failures in electronic manufacturing. Preventing failure is the best way to […]

Mitigate Obsolescence with Medical Device Manufacturing Lifecycle Management

October 28, 2022

Obsolescence in medical devices is a major challenge in medical device manufacturing, and it has been for some time. How it will impact the production of your next medical device depends on a proactive approach. By taking steps to mitigate parts obsolescence before it causes a delay in manufacturing, you’ll increase the likelihood that your […]

Ultimate Capabilities Checklist for Outsourcing to a Trusted Electronic Contract Manufacturing Shop

October 26, 2022

When you are developing a product with a PCB component, outsourcing to a trusted ECM shop is one of the best decisions your company can make. Maintaining a full engineering team for design as well as a turnkey manufacturing line simply isn’t practical for most companies, so an ECM partner is the perfect solution to […]

Adding Value Through PCB Assembly Testing

October 12, 2022

Budgets are tight for every industry as material and component costs continue to rise. Tight budgets mean companies are looking for ways to save. In some cases, OEMs are opting out of testing during the manufacturing process, arguing that the peace of mind that comes from testing doesn’t justify the savings of eliminating that step. […]

Mitigating Common PCB Assembly Challenges

July 27, 2022

The desired outcome in printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing is to deliver a fully assembled and functional circuit board in the least amount of time. It may sound simple enough, but unfortunately there are many opportunities for mistakes and problems to occur during the PCB assembly process. You can reduce your risk of a mishap […]