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.

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 […]

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 […]

Partnering with the Right Electronic Manufacturer for Your Custom Electronic Design

February 9, 2022

You want and need your products to stand the test of time. You need a dynamite design to make it happen. And you will only find success with the right electronic manufacturer for your custom electronic design. The COVID-19 pandemic has created a unique situation for electronic design and manufacturing. When outsourcing, you need a […]

Does Your Bill of Materials Include Everything it Should For Your Electronic Manufacturer?

October 26, 2021

Your Bill of Materials (BOM) is a file that should include all the information required for your PCB assembly with your electronic manufacturer. Without a BOM, there could be miscommunications, problems during assembly, and revisions that may result in delays. It is always best to make sure that your BOM is complete and accurate before […]

Electronic Manufacturing Terminology: What is the Difference Between PCB and PCBA?

September 22, 2021

PCB and PCBA are related to each other. They are both part of the electronic manufacturing process and while some may want to use them interchangeably, they are actually different from one another. A PCB is a printed circuit board, while a PCBA is the process of assembling the components for the board to function […]

How Important is Functional Testing in PCB Electronic Manufacturing?

March 4, 2020

After all the designing, testing, simulating, and prototyping, there’s one last step before PCBs go to assembly. In electronic manufacturing, error testing and stomping out defects is a never-ending quest for perfection, functional testing represents the last opportunity to get things just right.

How Counterfeit Parts Affect the Printed Circuit Boards in Your Electronic Manufacturing

February 27, 2020

In our ever-evolving technological world, we put our lives in the hands of many different electronic components every day. Modes of transportation, our home electronics, and even our office and work spaces are often in the hands of all types of electronic manufacturing. We may never give their performance a second thought, but would you […]

How On-Site Engineers Impact Your Military Electronic Assembly

January 20, 2020

Current estimates show about one-third of military defense spending is for electronics. This means companies that provide military grade electronic assemblies must be on top of their game if they are to provide reliable, long-lasting electronic assemblies that meet the standards of aerospace and military. You don’t want to trust just any electronic contract manufacturer […]