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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

The Difference Between ODB++ and Gerber for PCB Design

By |2022-11-30T00:29:33-06:00November 22nd, 2022|Design, Documentation, EMS, Printed Circuit Boards, Technology|

Every electronic circuit is built upon a printed circuit board (PCB) that houses all the electronic components. Designers typically use Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tools to design PCBs, and then transfer this data to companies through the relevant Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

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

What does “potting” mean in electronics manufacturing?

By |2022-05-16T18:09:22-05:00May 16th, 2022|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

Potting boxes are among the most common electronic enclosures. They protect the box’s internal components from physical damage and environmental factors. Potting also enhances electronic insulation. However, the approach is slightly different from other strategies used in electronic enclosure design

The Halogen Free PCB

By |2022-02-16T14:43:13-06:00February 16th, 2022|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Fluorine and chlorine have negative health effects when present in certain concentrations in circuit boards. This is the reason IEC came up with halogen free PCBs. Since electronics contain materials with high concentrations of halogens, to have a halogen free

Electronic Enclosure Design Guidelines

By |2022-01-20T23:28:40-06:00January 6th, 2022|Best Practices, Design, Documentation, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards|

The role of enclosure design in the electronics industry cannot be overstated. From the smartphones in our pockets to extension cords and home theaters, the outer cover of these devices is crucial to their function, performance, and life. PCB enclosures

Intrinsically Safe Electronics

By |2021-12-06T09:51:41-06:00December 6th, 2021|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Workplace health and safety procedures are crucial for the well-being of both employees and employers. All industries have safety risks, but in high-risk environments, people face real dangers as they earn their livelihood. When designing electronic equipment for use in

Electronic Components Sourcing Options – Pros and Cons

By |2021-10-29T15:19:07-05:00October 29th, 2021|Component Sourcing, EMS, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Whether you have an in-house process for manufacturing electronic components or depend on a CEM (Contract Electronics Manufacturer), it's critical to have a steadfast supply chain. Unfortunately, today the supply chain is experiencing serious difficulties due to the global pandemic,

What Companies Must Learn From Electronics Material Supply Challenges

By |2021-09-03T13:45:13-05:00September 3rd, 2021|Best Practices, Component Sourcing, EMS, Innovation, Manufacturing, Outsourcing, Printed Circuit Boards, Process Improvement, Supply Chain|

Companies Must Learn From The Electronics Material Supply Challenges Brought By COVID-19 Covid-19 was the black swan event that exposed the critical fragilities inherent in global supply chains. According to Accenture, 94% of Fortune 1000 companies have experienced supply chain

Lead vs. Lead-Free Solder

By |2021-08-13T15:22:34-05:00August 13th, 2021|Best Practices, Design, EMS, Engineering, Manufacturing, Printed Circuit Boards, Technology|

Lead vs. Lead-Free Solder in Electronics Manufacturing Soldering is an important tool in electronics manufacturing used in building anything from a child’s toy to a spacecraft. Whether lead-free or leaded, all solder serves the same function – it acts as

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