Cost-Saving Ideas – Manufacturing for Electronics

By |2023-05-04T23:03:53-05:00May 4th, 2023|EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain, Technology|

In the highly competitive manufacturing industry, companies are always looking for cost-saving ideas for manufacturing to increase their profitability and stay ahead of the competition. For businesses operating in the electronics industry, cost-saving ideas for manufacturing are particularly important due

Annular Ring – A definition for electronic manufacturers

By |2023-04-28T07:36:40-05:00April 30th, 2023|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

An annular ring derives its name from the shape annulus which means a ring-shaped region. Similar to this, the ring on a printed circuit board (PCB) designates the region between the edge of the conductive copper pad and the drilled

Cable Harness Assembly – What You Need to Know

By |2023-04-28T07:23:05-05:00April 28th, 2023|Best Practices, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing|

Cable harness assembly is a critical aspect of many electrical and electronic systems. Assemblies and harnesses are essential for organizing and protecting wires and cables, ensuring they can effectively transmit signals or electrical power. This article delves into cable harness

Burnt Circuit Board? What Causes a Printed Circuit Board to Catch Fire?

By |2023-03-30T22:31:51-05:00March 30th, 2023|EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Testing, Testing & Calibration|

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are essential components of modern electronics. They are used in various devices, including smartphones, computers, and medical equipment. However, PCBs can sometimes catch fire, leading to a burnt circuit board. A burnt circuit board can cause

Electronic Component Shortage – An Update for 2023

By |2023-02-26T17:24:26-06:00February 26th, 2023|Component Sourcing, EMS, Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Electronic Component Shortage in 2023: A Growing Concern for the Technology Industry The technology industry has been facing a major challenge in the form of electronic component shortages since the start of 2023. A range of factors, including the COVID-19

The Most Important Metals in Electronics Manufacturing – Rare Earth Metals

By |2023-02-14T12:04:45-06:00February 14th, 2023|EMS, Manufacturing, Supply Chain|

Rare earth elements (REE) are key parts of modern manufacturing. Even though they’re invisible to most end consumers, they’re indispensable metals in electronics manufacturing. Like other minerals, rare earth metals have a limited supply. But despite being called rare, they’re

Benefits of VA/VE for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

By |2022-11-30T10:12:56-06:00November 30th, 2022|EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

What is value? Value is a fair return in exchange for goods, services, or resources. It’s how well a product, machine, tool, system, or process performs its intended function. In a way, ‘value’ both surpasses and encompasses cost and function.

Avoiding The Dreaded Cold Solder Joint

By |2022-09-30T22:45:05-05:00September 30th, 2022|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

Good solder joint formation is a prerequisite in electronics manufacturing. The failure of one small solder joint can compromise the functioning of an entire PCB and cause intermittent faults, which can significantly reduce the lifespan of any device and lead

Defining VA/VE for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs)

By |2022-09-19T13:48:04-05:00September 19th, 2022|EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Original equipment manufacturers play an essential role in modern production. However, since they primarily exist in the B2B market, most consumers are unaware of their significance. This is despite them using products that comprise OEM parts daily. On the other

RoHS 3 Compliance – What are ROHS Substances?

By |2022-06-03T15:44:36-05:00June 3rd, 2022|Best Practices, EMS, Manufacturing|

The EU’s Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) regulation has evolved significantly since its inception in 2003. Indeed, it’s now one of Europe’s most comprehensive human health protection, safe waste management, and environmental preservation programs.  But more importantly, RoHS-3 is now

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