Ensuring Compliance in Medical Device Manufacturing: Tips and Best Practices

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 […]

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.

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 […]

Save Time and Money on Your Next PCB and Electronic Manufacturing Project

March 29, 2023

Many OEMs consider partnering with an electronic manufacturer overseas to cut manufacturing costs. However, they may not realize it could cost more in the long run due to complications. There is a common misconception that you can save significant money by relying on foreign manufacturers for electronic contract manufacturing, but that’s not the case. Your […]

How to Improve PCB Manufacturing Lead Times With an Electronic Manufacturer

March 27, 2023

As the saying goes, “time is money” and that’s certainly the case when talking about manufacturing lead times. Design engineers are being asked to design and bring to market more new products in less time. One way to combat shrinking design cycles is to outsource the fabrication and assembly of the printed circuit boards (PCBs) […]

Is a Flexible PCB Necessary for Your Project?

February 23, 2022

Flexible PCB technology is continually growing, with applications found in the automotive industry, consumer products, medical devices, wearables, telecommunications, and aerospace. The introduction of flexible PCBs has revolutionized the interconnection techniques we use when connecting multiple parts of the same circuit together or when connecting multiple electronic devices to function as one. Flexible PCBs allow […]

Benefits of Outsourcing Your Electronic Medical Device Manufacturing

December 6, 2021

The global medical device industry is at somewhat of a crossroads. Technological innovation, advancements in treatment, and an aging population have been driving the $300 billion industry over the last decade. Struggling to keep costs down while pushing research and development forward have led many companies to outsourcing their medical device manufacturing. When you look […]

Advantages of Flex PCBA in Electronic Manufacturing

February 5, 2021

Modern electronics require lightweight, yet durable, components. Heat, vibration, and moving parts will take its toll on traditional connections. Flexible printed circuit boards offer solutions to all these potential problems and more. Using flex PCBs are beneficial in many different applications and will work well in nearly every project. Before you outsource your next electronic […]

Understanding Parts Obsolescence in Avionics Electronic Manufacturing

November 25, 2020

As technology and innovation have advanced hand-in-hand, their speed has also increased. The old joke that your new computer was obsolete the moment you opened the box still stands decades after the personal computer industry began. Avionics has its own obsolescence issues, though the differences between the aerospace industry and your new laptop are obvious. […]